In recognition of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2021, the City of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts are honoured to be hosting this virtual event featuring guest speaker and residential school survivor Dawn Hill.
Dawn spent her early childhood living on the Six Nations of the Grand River, the largest First Nations Reserve in Canada. Dawn was one of the 15,000 students who attended the Mohawk Institute, known as “The Mush Hole” due to the bland porridge served daily as breakfast to the students. She attended the institute from 1957 to 1961 and was known as Number 54. She will share her experiences at the institute including her first night in a dorm and her life in an atmosphere of violence. Today, Ms. Hill is a retired teacher of 28 years and serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Mohawk Village Memorial Park.
This on-line event will include an approximately one-hour Zoom webinar presentation followed by a Q&A session.
This is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the personal impact of the residential school system and hence, to walk the path of gathering truth and seeking reconciliation.
Tickets: $10 . Click HERE to order. All proceeds will to go to the Mohawk Village Memorial Park.