Geronimo Henry was brought to the Mohawk Institute Residential School, also known as the "Mush Hole" in Brantford, ON at the age of 5.
Geronimo's dream is to build a monument in memory of those who like himself suffered and continue to suffer as a result of this experience.
There are no words to express how much this would mean to Geronimo to build this monument as it will acknowledge those survived and those who did not.
Referred to by a number instead of his name, Geronimo was forbidden from speaking his native language and stripped of his culture.
Instead of receiving an education, he spent 11 years at the “Mush Hole” where he experienced repeated abuse.
Geronimo now spends his time sharing his story in order to educate all people on the realities of residential schools, the impact of inter-generational trauma and why it is critical that everyone is aware of this.
The goal of obtaining the funds to bring this monument to life is to ensure survivors will have the opportunity to see it completed in their lifetime.
- Karen Maragno
- Candace Buck
- Barb Guglielmi
- Frances Norman
- Victoria Riddell