Mohawk Mothers and Special Interlocutor Back in Court to Press McGill and Royal Victoria Hospital for Historical Records on Indigenous Children

The Indigenous Group known as the Mohawk Mothers will be back in Quebec Superior Court tomorrow Friday December 1, 2023 to make a motion before Justice Gregory Moore for the production of records relating to research around the potential of unmarked graves and burial sites related to the redevelopment of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.

Proceedings can be followed live online at the link here.

This court appearance comes on the heels of a recent decision by Justice Gregory Moore of the Quebec Superior Court finding that McGill and Quebec’s public infrastructure society (the SQI) had breached the court ordered Settlement signed on April 20, 2023. On Wednesday November 29, 2023, APTN aired a report highlighting this recent win for the Mohawk Mothers.

Justice Moore’s decision also ordered that the Parties reinstate the expert panel of archeologists intended to oversee both excavation as the site and also the search for archival records to allow them to determine if Indigenous children attended at the Hospital, and specifics that would lead to the truth in helping find these children.

Kimberly Murray, the Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools (“the Independent Special Interlocutor”) intervened in the court proceedings in Montreal, Quebec on October 27, 2023, to support the Mohawk Mothers. Since that time, the Independent Special Interlocutor has continued to advocate and be the voice for the Indigenous children who attended at Indian Residential Schools and did not return home.

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