WITH YOUR SUPPORT

We can continue to build and maintain the Mohawk Village Memorial Park that will honour all the former residential school survivors who attended the Mohawk Institute.

*Receipts: We issue official income tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more.

HOW TO GIVE

Share our GoFundMe:
https://www.gofundme.com/mohawk-village-memorial-park  

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Mail Cheque or Money Order to:
Mohawk Village Memorial Park

7091 Town Line Road
Scotland, ON  N0E 1R0

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Send E-Transfers to:
mvmp@mohawkvillagepark.com

CONSTRUCTION PHASES

REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Mohawk Village Memorial Park is looking for donations to develop the Children’s Play Area of the Park to address the negative intergenerational impacts of Residential Schools. Our goal is to make a beautiful outdoor play area where children can form positive experiences and happy memories. This Park is where all children, especially the children who are descendants of Survivors, can play in the company of their parents and grandparents without being separated from their families – as the Survivors were separated from theirs.

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.”   ~ F. Douglas

PARK CONSTRUCTION

The Park will be located at 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, Ontario, on five acres of land beside the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School building, all of which is Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. The construction of the Mohawk Village Memorial Park is currently in progress. The Site Preparation phase and the Archaeological Dig stage are currently being completed.

Of all the former residential school locations, the Mohawk Institute is situated nearest to the largest population centre in Canada, the Greater Toronto Area. Hence, the park will be accessible to Survivors and for millions of people.

PARK PURPOSES

The purposes of the Mohawk Village Memorial Park are the following:

  • To provide a place of remembrance where the human dignity of each of the thousands of Survivors of Indian Residential Schools may be recognized and honoured;
  • To assist in the healing of the generational impacts of abuse and trauma for the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Indian Residential School Survivors, as well as the Survivors – which are commonly referred to as the “inter-generational effects”;
  • To provide a park place where children can play in the presence of their families and have loving experiences and form happy memories – especially for those affected by Indian residential schools on the grounds where so many traumatizing memories were formed in children in the past;
  • To provide a place where ceremonies, cultural teachings and family nurturing can take place in order to restore and reconcile some of what was lost by the Survivors.
  • To establish a place where the memories of the traumas and negative experiences endured by the Survivors may be revisited as part of a process of rejuvenation and strengthening (in a manner that is individual and appropriate for each Survivor);
  • To provide a tranquil place for healing where the personal stories of Survivors and their families may be told;
  • To provide a place of reconciliation for all Canadians who deplore the past abuses of child attendees at Indian Residential Schools.

Mohawk Village Memorial Park
7091 Town Line Road

519.750.4455