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Updates on restoration at former Mohawk Institute residential school

Updates on restoration at former Mohawk Institute residential school

OHSWEKEN — Restoration work at the former Mohawk Institute residential school is nearing completion and officials with the Woodland Cultural Centre presented details at Six Nations General Council on Tuesday. Melanie Fernandez shared images showing drastic improvements to the former residential school from 2014 – 2019 that brought it from being condemned  — to it’s

OHSWEKEN — Restoration work at the former Mohawk Institute residential school is nearing completion and officials with the Woodland Cultural Centre presented details at Six Nations General Council on Tuesday.

Melanie Fernandez shared images showing drastic improvements to the former residential school from 2014 – 2019 that brought it from being condemned  — to it’s newly restored state. The building is now well on it’s way to telling visitors the story of Indian Residential Schools in Canada.

A new roof has been installed, original fixtures were restored where possible. All of the buildings footings has to be repelaced.

The language department, library and finance department are now moving back into the building.

Fernandez says exterior masonry work still needs to be restored and original windows needs to be replaced.

The restoration work also includes compiling residential school student survivor stories and preparing to share those stories with visitors when the museum is ready to open to the public.

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