Every Child Matters: Walking Together – September 28 Dinner and Movie
On September 28, HWDSB community members are invited to “Every Child Matters: Walking Together.” This Orange Shirt Day gathering is co-hosted by Cultivating Community: Reclaiming Our Spaces in Education (CC:ROSE) and HWDSB’s Indigenous Education department in collaboration with Survivors of the Mohawk Institute Residential School, the Mohawk Village Memorial Park, and the Woodland Cultural Centre.
Attendees are asked to wear orange for this turkey dinner and screening of Silent No More. The film gives viewers a virtual tour of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, the first and longest operating residential school in Canada. Find additional details below.
Every Child Matters: Walking Together
September 28, 2023 at Hill Park Learning Centre
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Open House & Turkey Dinner in the Cafeteria
- Featuring, “The Gathering Song” composed by Carson Allard
- Special Guests: Mohawk Village Memorial Park, Survivors of the Mohawk Institute and Chris Ashkewe, Associate Director of Woodland Cultural Centre
- Information booths on Indigenous Education Circle Strategic Action Plan(IECSAP), CC:ROSE, Mohawk Village Memorial Park and more.
6 p.m. – Film Screening of Silent No More in the Auditorium
RSVP through the form below or visit hwdsb.info/orange-shirt-day-2023 to register.
We remember our commitment to the Earth. We ask all participants to make this a zero waste event by bringing their own reusable dinnerware and cutlery, also known as your feast bundle.
While this is a free event, participants and change agents are encouraged to donate to this Survivor initiative towards intergenerational healing. For more information, please visit mohawkvillagepark.com
We also take time to remember that September 28 is National British Home Child Day.
About the Film
Silent No More gives viewers a virtual tour of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, the longest operating residential school in Canada.
Disclaimer: As always, please protect your head and heart.
Silent No More is rated PG-13, parents strongly cautioned. Some material may not be suitable for children under age 13 (verbal descriptions of violence and sexual assault towards children). National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419.
Limited child minding spaces are available by registration only.