In Memoriam

Remember The Children

The Survivors’ Secretariat is a Survivor-led, trauma-informed, community-involved organization established in 2021 to organize and support efforts to uncover, document and share the truth about what happened at the Mohawk Institute.

Each day, we remember and honour every child who was forced to attend the Mohawk Institute in Brantford, Ontario (named “the Mush Hole” by the children). We are continuously working to uncover and document the names and locations of those who died or went missing from the Mush Hole.

On this page we pay tribute to each child who died at the Institute during its 139 years of operation. We will add new names as they are recovered.

The Secretariat works within a trauma-informed paradigm. As such, each Survivor and their family will have a unique way in which they process information and move forward on their journey. We recognize that the information on this page can be triggering for many people. If you require immediate support please contact the services listed at the bottom of this page.

Please contact us at :

  • If you have information about a child who died while at the Mush Hole and is not named here
  • If you wish for a child’s name to be removed
  • If you have information on the burial site of any child that is named here
All of the names included included on this list have come from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s Mohawk Institute Student Memorial.
As of September 14th, the Survivors’ Secretariat has identified 98 students who died at the Mohawk Institute during its 139 years of operation. We will add new names as they are recovered.