On June 2, 2015, the Honorable Justice Murray Sinclair released the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) with 94 recommendations for Canada’s federal government. In response to the TRC’s Calls to Action, as well as to foster collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, and engage with the Woodland Cultural Centre’s campaign to Save the Evidence, this project’s objective is to produce an immersive, site-specific art and performance installation that responds to the former residential school, the Mohawk Institute, or the Mush Hole as the students called it.
The Mush Hole Project will produce a unique and robust gathering of artists, cultural institutions, multidisciplinary practitioners, academics, and residential school representatives among others, to raise awareness concerning underrepresented issues in scholarship, as well as in public, private, and educational sectors. The project’s aim is to gain understanding, share and acknowledge histories and contemporary issues, and activate the space for knowledges, stories, and voices to be heard, remembered, and transformed.
For more information please visit www.mushholeproject.ca.