Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church – Raised over $2000 for Save the Evidence and Woodland Cultural Centre

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Woodland Cultural Centre sends a big THANK YOU out to the Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church for their incredible fundraising efforts for the Save the Evidence Campaign. Through their own fundraising efforts the Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church donated $2000, which is over 400 Bricks of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, restored. Would you or your… Read more »

Orange Shirt Day – September 30th – Schools Invited!

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A special announcement to all Educators! On Monday September 30th, Woodland Cultural Centre will be welcoming schools across Ontario for a day of education, truth, and reconciliation on the nationally recognized Orange Shirt Day. This is a full day of events, speakers, and workshops running from 9:30am – 2pm and has been specifically programmed for… Read more »

THE MOHAWK INSTITUTE IN THE TUNNELS OF VIMY RIDGE, 1917

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THE MOHAWK INSTITUTE IN THE TUNNELS OF VIMY RIDGE, 1917 By Tara Froman Canadigm, a volunteer-driven organization undertaking projects that bring Canadian history to life, reached out to the Woodland Cultural Centre recently with a discovery they had made in the World War One tunnels under Vimy Ridge.  The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a… Read more »

ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL Artist Bio: Logan Staats

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ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL 2019   Saturday June 29 – Main Stage 8pm – 9pm Logan Staats     Born on the Six Nations Reserve and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Staats is a young father from the Mohawk Nation. He started writing and performing music in his teens, playing the guitar and harmonica. Logan is perhaps best known… Read more »

ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL Artist Bio: Andy Thomas

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ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL 2019   Sunday June 30 – Main Stage 4PM – 6PM Andy Thomas     Andy Thomas, also known by some as Taohyagedo, is a traditional singer & dancer from the Bear Clan of the Oneida Nation. Taohyagedo graduated from Gaweni:yo High School in 2002 and has had the privilege of learning from… Read more »

ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL Feature: Archaelogy

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ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL 2019   Saturday June 29 & Sunday June 30 – Mohawk Village Memorial Park 9:30am – 4:30 pm Archaeology     Archaeology at the Woodland Cultural Centre is being undertaken as a pro-bono reconciliation project of the Ontario Archaeological Society and Archaeological Research Associates, Ltd. in partnership with the Woodland Cultural Centre, Save… Read more »

ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL Artist Bio: James Wilson

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ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL 2019   Sunday June 30 – Main Stage 1pm – 2pm James Wilson     James Wilson is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from the Six Nations of the Grand River. Wilson has performed at many venues and competitions around Canada and the United States. In 2017 he had the great opportunity to sing… Read more »

ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL Artist Bio: Lacey Hill

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ONKWEHÓN:WE FESTIVAL 2019 Friday June 28 – Main Stage 9pm-10pm Lacey Hill     A soulful musician, singer, and songwriter, Lacey Hill composes her music in Southern Ontario on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve. She grew up “down the bush” (slang for ‘on the reserve’) where her passion for singing emerged when… Read more »