Kahnistensera frustrated by search for unmarked graves at McGill’s Royal Victoria Hospital site

As the search for unmarked graves at McGill University’s former Royal Victoria Hospital site continues, the Mohawk Mothers (Kahnistensera) have expressed their frustration with not being adequately consulted or heard. APTN News reports that Kahnistensera was not consulted regarding communications issued by McGill and SQI about project progress, and that these communications excluded important information. APTN and The Eastern Door report that Kahnistensera have also called for Mohawk security guards after an incident where a security guard harassed the Mothers as they were leaving the grounds and had them removed from the space. “The process can no longer by any means be considered Indigenous-led, as the SQI and McGill attempt to control the whole process, reducing the role of Indigenous people to performing ceremonies on the site,” said Kahentineth of Kahnistensera.

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