The time has come to make a decision regarding the future of the former Mohawk Institute building. Repairs are desperately needed which could cost several hundreds of thousands of dollars to complete. Since the “Mush Hole” closed on 1971, some former students have called for all memory of their horror to be erased by tearing down the old school.
But for others, the school stands as a monument to racism and genocide in Canada, and therefore should remain standing or maybe even turned into a residential school museum like the Holocaust Museum in Israel.
It is time to let your voice be heard on the matter. The Woodland Cultural Centre is asking for help in determining the fate of the Mohawk school, which was built in 1904. Community input can be registered at the Six Nations Tourism Assembly Room beginning Tuesday, Sept 24 and again on Thursday September 26, from 6 pm until 9 pm. Then again of Saturday Sept. 26 at the GREAT Opportunity Centre, Room 103 from 10 am until 2 pm.