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Dance performance ‘The Mush Hole’ based on Canada’s oldest residential school – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202033 Views

February 24, 2020

A dance performance called The Mush Hole that explores the lives and spirits forced to attend Canada’s oldest residential school is in Winnipeg.

The Mush Hole is set at Ontario’s Mohawk Institute.

Mush was what residential school students called the food they were fed each day.

Six Nations artist Santee Smith is the creator and producer of the piece.

“When I was growing up I heard about the mush hole,” she said. “I had no context, no understanding about what that was other than to know that it was not a good place.”

Many children from Six Nations were forcibly sent to the institute including Smith’s grandfather and great grandmother.

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