Mennonite youth renovate old residential school in the name of reconciliaction – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201948 Views

August 5, 2019

A project meant to teach Mennonite youth carpentry skills and raise social awareness has wrapped up at the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School.

Clarice Shen is a Mennonite volunteer and one of 50 youth from Ontario and British Columbia who helped to build benches, dining tables and desks for the former residential school, which sits on the property where the Woodland Cultural Centre is located in Brantford, Ont.

Shen said working at the school, and hearing the stories, was a great learning experience.

“It’s something that I’ve always been interested in, I’m trying to learn more about indigenous history, Canada’s role in it and trying to think about what I can do as a person,” she said.

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