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The Mush Hole Project is an immersive, site-specific art and performance installation event taking place at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario, September 16, 17 and 18, 2016. The event is free and open to all.

This project aims to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and to preserve, query, and reveal the complex personal, political, and public narratives around Canada’s residential school system, in general, and the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School (at the Woodland Cultural Centre) specifically, through the art of contemporary Indigenous artists and non-Indigenous collaborators and performers.

Please visit the Mush Hole Project website for programming details.

Mush Hole Project and Save the Evidence

The Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School building at the Woodland Cultural Centre has been providing in-depth and historically significant insight into the Residential School System for the past 44 years. The Mohawk Institute is one of less than 10 residential schools still standing across Canada. With close to 10,000 visitors every year, tours and programs offer a distinctive look into First Nations and Canadian history. The Mush Hole Project aims to raise awareness and encourage support for the Save the Evidence campaign, to ensure that the physical evidence of this dark chapter in Canadian history is never forgotten.

Download the details

Mush Hole Project detailed summary (PDF)

Mush Hole Project works referenced (PDF)

Youth Truth and Reconciliation Workshop (PDF)


The Mush Hole Project gratefully acknowledges the support of the University of Waterloo's Bob Harding Humanities and Social Sciences award.