Search of Mohawk Institute Residential School grounds in Brantford, Ont., begins – CBC

Search of Mohawk Institute Residential School grounds in Brantford, Ont., begins – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 202122 Views

Nov 09, 2021

‘This is heavy work that needs to be done,’ said survivor Sherlene Bomberry

The search for missing children on more than 200 hectares of land once associated with the Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, Ont., is beginning today.

A pair of ground-penetrating radar machines will be used to scan the ground in a grid pattern around where the building stands today. The Mohawk Institute was one of Canada’s oldest and longest-running residential schools, abducting and abusing children from 20 First Nation communities, according to the Survivors’ Secretariat.

The first target of the search was selected following the guidance of survivors, a mapping exercise and a review of archival records.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/mohawk-institute-residential-school-search-1.6241078

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