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Presented as part of the Brant Museum Crawl, Woodland is excited to showcase our exclusive tour video of the Mohawk Institute Residential School.

Visitors will get an inside look at the former residential school building, including never-before-seen areas of the school, exclusive interviews with survivors, and archival photographs.

Doors open at 6:30PM, so arrive early for the best seats!

Admission is by donation. All proceeds directly support the Save The Evidence campaign.

To learn more about the incredible events happening at all of our local museums and art galleries in Brantford and Brant County, check out the Brant Museum Crawl website: brantmuseumcrawl.ca

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Join us Sunday May 28th from 6:00 – 8:00PM for the official launch Susan M. Hill’s book, “The Clay We Are Made Of: Haudenosaunee Land Tenure on the Grand River”!

We are very excited to host this exciting event. Refreshments will be provided and this event is free and open to the public! Books will be available for sale, as well the author will be on-site for book signing and meet and greet.

Hope you can join us!

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Executive Director Announced!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Woodland Cultural Centre welcomes new Executive Director Paula Whitlow has assumed duties as new Executive Director of WCC.

BRANTFORD, ON (May 9, 2017) – After six years as the Museum Director at Woodland Cultural Centre, the Board of Directors is happy to announce Paula Whitlow as the new Executive Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre effective May 1, 2017. Whitlow, who has led the museum at Woodland Cultural Centre through renovations, events, and countless historical exhibitions for many years, will lead Woodland into a new and exciting chapter as the Centre continues to offer innovative and culturally rich programming.

The Board of Directors are excited that Paula has accepted the position of Executive Director and look forward to working with her as we continue to strive for excellence in education and programming. The Woodland Cultural Centre Board of Directors and staff wish Paula all the best in her new role.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Carley Gallant, Visitor Services Coordinator

519-759-2650 ext 221

Press Release PDF

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Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) and the Woodland Cultural Centre team up to host an evening of interactive Indigenous storytelling in Brantford, Ontario. The Woodland Play Walk is kicking off PGC’s annual conference on June 2nd with a free event of play readings and a fireside gathering.

The Woodland Play Walk will feature five Indigenous playwrights from across the country who will share their stories in designated locations throughout the Woodland Cultural Centre. The audience will be able to curate their own experience by choosing a route that will take them from reading to reading. These guided paths will lead to stories told by Joshua Bainbridge, Keith Barker, Alanis King, Frances Koncan, and Clayton Windatt.

As Robin Sokoloski, Executive Director of PGC, states, “We are so thrilled to partner with Woodland to present this interactive theatrical experience. I grew up in Brantford with very little knowledge of Six Nations of the Grand River. This free and open event is an opportunity to generate greater connections through story.”

PGC’s conference,Aspire Together” will continue the following day at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, ON. Panels have been organized in concert with Theatre Ontario, Hamilton Fringe, and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. Acclaimed playwrights such as Norm Foster and Lisa Codrington are among the conference’s speakers.  

For more information on the Woodland Play Walk, visit the PGC website HERE.

 

Woodland Play Walk

Friday, June 2, 6:00pm

Woodland Cultural Centre (184 Mohawk St, Brantford)

Free Admission

rsvp@playwrightsguild.ca

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Join us May 11 at 6:30PM for the official book launch of “TSI NIYONKWARIHO:TENS – Our Ways Our Responsibilities”. This amazing collection features interviews and photography by students of Brantford Collegiate Institute.

Special thank you to the Six Nations Community Development Trust Fund for making this project possible!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brantford/Six Nations,ON (27 April 2017) – The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC), a leader in the field of First Nations museum exhibitions, artistic endeavors, research facilities and cultural programming, is delighted to present the 42nd Annual First Nations Art exhibition curated by Gyeho Thomas and Carley Gallant set to open May 27, 2017.

Established in 1975, First Nations Art (FNA) is one of the longest running annual exhibits that provide a space for established and emerging Indigenous artists to exhibit and sell their work in a gallery setting. The exhibition runs May 27 through July 28, 2017 at the WCC and will bring together artists from across Turtle Island.

Quinn Smallboy (Moose Factory, ON) has been chosen as this year’s Featured Artist. His solo exhibition Rivers of Thought will explore “common symbols of Indigenous cultures and practices” as he explains, investigating Indigenous art with Western Ideologies.

Over 120 works were submitted to this year’s FNA making the jury process one of the largest yet. The Woodland Cultural Centre would like to thank all the artists who submitted their works to FNA 2017. Without the support of local artists and communities, we could not continue the tradition of First Nations Art at the Woodland Cultural Center.

FNA 2017 will showcase the following artists:

Montana Adams, Thomas H. Anderson, Jocelyn Antone, Monique Aura, Michael Barber, Alex Jacobs-Blum, Dakota Brant, Janice Brant, Jennifer E. Brant, Catherine Dallaire, Tim Doctor, John Dodsworth, Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas, Elizabeth Doxtater, Amanda Marie Flynn, Lorrie Gallant, Yvonne Garbutt, Shel General, Kelly Green, Jay Havens, Char Hemlock, Doug Henhawk, Anthony (TJ) Henhawk, Barbara Helen Hill, Ronnie Hill, Summer Hill, Ted Hoffie, Mary Jacobs, Samantha Jacobs, Clayton King, Nancy “Chief Lady Bird” King, Paul Kohoko, Lindsay Lickers, Martin A. Loft Hill, Patrick Martin, Mark Neal, Holly Pichette, Karalyn Reuben, Judi Henhawk Sault, Semiah Smith, Keitha Keeshig-Tobias, Nelson White, Nico Williams and Elliott Doxtater-Wynn.

The Woodland Cultural Centre gratefully acknowledges the continued support from Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for making First Nations Art possible.

Join Woodland Cultural Centre at the Opening Reception on May 27, 2017 at 7pm with special musical guest Lacey Hill. Light refreshments will be served by Family Traditions Catering.

For more information, please call 519-759-2650 or visit www.woodlandculturalcentre.ca.

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First Nations Art 2017 is fully underway! Thank you to everyone that submitted pieces. You’ll get to see these pieces and more on May 27th at 7PM at the official opening. This event is free and open to the public. We’d love to see you there! PS – We’re going to have some amazing refreshments too.

Please note, the submission period is now closed. Just a reminder, we are unable to accept artwork past the submission deadline (April 15, 2017).

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Join us for a FREE screening of “Colonization Road” at Woodland on April 19 at 7PM! “Colonization Road” was an official selection of the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival in 2016. We’ll bring the popcorn!

Film Synopsis
In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”

Hosted by Ryan McMahon (www.rmcomedy.com). Featuring: Pam Palmater, Hayden King, Jeff Denis, Cuyler Cotton, Chief Erwin Redsky, Lee Maracle, Teika Newton, Al Hunter, Heidi Bohaker Rod McLeod, Daryl Redsky, Linda Redsky, Janis Redsky, Leanne Simpson, Niigaan Sinclair, Doug Williams and more.

For more information about the film, please visit: www.colonizationroad.com or view the trailer here:

Colonization Road Trailer from Frog Girl Films on Vimeo.

 

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The deadline has been extended for First Nations Art 2017 submissions to APRIL 15 BY 4:00PM! Be sure to get your submissions in to be a part of the longest running annual exhibition in Canada.

For more details on how to submit your works, please visit: http://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/call-for-entry-be-a-part-of-first-nations-art-2017/.