August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

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Mohawk Mothers Turn to Courts in Search for Unmarked Graves at CIA Torture Research Hospital in Montreal


Kahentinetha and Karennatha are part of the group of Mohawks behind the request for an immediate halt to the redevelopment of the former Royal Victoria Hospital. PHOTO DENIS GERMAIN, SPECIAL COLLABORATION

A group of Mohawks who seek justice suspect the presence of unmarked graves at the site Former Royal Victoria Hospital

'No work until careful excavation'


By Lea Carrier
English translation from the French La Presse
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French original La Presse

Mohawks are turning to the courts to force McGill University and the City of Montreal to suspend work on the former Royal Victoria Hospital until archaeological excavations have been carried out there. In addition, they demand that Mount Royal, at the foot of which the site is located, be recognized as the “inalienable” land of the Mohawks.

“We want the truth. The whole truth,” said Kahentinetha, one of six applicants for the injunction against McGill University, the City of Montreal, the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) and the Government of Canada.

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