MCK: Indian Day School Survivors encouraged to participate in engagement process for new initiative

Press Release

(Kahnawake – 4, Kentenhkó:wa/November 2021) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to advise community members of a fund created to support Indian Day School (IDS) Survivors. The IDS Legacy Fund will support Survivors, their families and communities through projects and initiatives under four (4) key themes: language & culture; healing & wellness; commemoration; and truth telling.

The McLean Day Schools Settlement Corporation (MDSSC) is seeking Survivor input to better determine how this Legacy Fund should be administered and implemented. A local engagement event has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 10th at Tewatohnhi’saktha from 10am to 2pm. This will be followed by 30 minutes of mental health aftercare. Due to COVID -19 safety protocols, no more than 15 people will be able to participate in this session.

Additionally, a second engagement event will be held virtually. It will take place on Thursday, November 18th from 1 to 5pm, with up to 35 spots available.

IMPORTANT: Please contact Kahnawà:ke’s Indian Day Schools Settlement Coordinator Louise Mayo to confirm a spot, or for details and further information on this initiative. She can be reached at 514-793-0662 or at [email protected]


Media Inquiries:

Joe Delaronde

Political Press Attaché 450- 632-7500 ext 63251 [email protected]


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