Impacted Communities

The Mohawk Institute took children from Six Nations as well as from many other First Nation communities. The Survivors’ Secretariat was created for all Survivors across the country who attended the Mohawk Institute, and for all Six Nations residential school Survivors who may have attended other residential schools in Canada.

The map below will continue to be updated with new information as we continue to document the school’s impact on Indigenous communities.

The data we have collected involves stories of Survivors who were taken from their communities and forced to attend the Mohawk Institute. As children, these Survivors were placed on unfamiliar modes of transportation, such as trains and planes, and taken to residential schools across the country. These Survivors were often alone, and reported not being able to say good-bye to their families before leaving their communities.

The Survivors’ Secretariat continues to collect data and records on the number of children who attended the Mohawk Institute. Based on the records the Survivors’ Secretariat has collected so far, it is indicated that there are many undetermined communities where children were taken from. At this time, it is unknown as to how many children attended the Mohawk Institute during its time of operation, as well as which community they came from.

Nation

Chidren Taken

Aamjiwnaang First Nation

15

Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation

1

Beausoleil First Nation

6

Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation

6

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

10

Chippewas of Rama First Nation

3

Cree First Nation of Waswanapi

1

Cree Nation of Chisasibi

1

Curve Lake First Nation

4

Nation

Chidren Taken

Delaware Nation of Moraviantown

24

Deshkan Ziibiing Chippewa of the Thames First Nation

1

Fort Severn First Nation

1

Hiawatha First Nation

2

Kasabonika First Nation

1

Mishkeegogamang First Nation

1

Mississaugas Of Scugog Island

1

Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

7

Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne

1

Nation

Chidren Taken

Mohawks of Kahnawá:ke

11

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte / Tyendinaga

50

Munsee-Delaware Nation

6

Oneida Nation of the Thames

5

Saugeen First Nation

5

Six Nations of the Grand River

217

St Regis Mohawk Tribe

1

Tuscarora First Nation

35

Wahta Mohawks

7

Walpole Island First Nation

22

UNKNOWN (No Community Identified)

Chidren Taken: 1,809