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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/.

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First Nations Art Exhibition: May 26 – July 28, 2017
The Woodland Cultural Centre is a longstanding Cultural Centre of Excellence that promotes and supports the Visual Arts of Canada. Established in 1975, First Nations Art is one of the longest running annual exhibits that provide established and emerging First Nations artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting. The Centre is extending an invitation to all artists of First Nations ancestry to submit up to three works of art, for presentation in this year’s First Nations Art.

Requirements for submissions will consist of RECENT (1-2 year) works by artists (18+) of First Nations ancestry and will be juried by the Artistic Director and selected jurors.

CLASSES OF WORK & ACCEPTED MEDIUMS FOR SUBMISSION:

A) Painting in any media (oil, acrylic, watercolour)
B) Drawings and prints in any media (including photographic)
C) Sculpture in any media (including pottery)
D) Installations (include plans and images for proposed work)
E) Traditionally-based works (bead, quill and leather work)

Only up to THREE works may be submitted.

All paintings, drawings and prints must be framed and/or READY TO HANG – if works do not meet gallery display standard they will be subject to disqualification.

Submit your entry today! Please find the application form in the gallery at the bottom of this article.

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WORKS IS APRIL 15, 2017 BY 4:00PM.

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Each month the Woodland Cultural Centre hosts a Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School Survivor to discuss their lives and experiences while at the school. Woodland staff lead visitors through a discussion on the history of residential schools, what reconciliation means today, and a Q&A.

Admission is only $10 per person, and includes FREE admission to the museum during your visit. Pre-registration is required. Sessions fill up quick, so contact us today! Register by contacting tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca OR 519-759-2650 ext 230.

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We are now fully booked for Tours until July 2017. If you would like to book a tour for the summer or for the 2017/18 school year, please contact tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or 519-759-2650 ext 230. We apologize for any inconvenience, and would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Woodland!

Couldn’t get a tour for this school year? Call us to inquire about our educational and craft workshops we can bring to you! You can check out the full list here: Education, Crafts

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Construction and renovations have officially begun on the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School building. Thank you to all of our donors and supporters who made this possible!

While construction is ongoing, please note that parking at Woodland has adjusted slightly. When planning your visit, please refer to the above map. Thank you for your patience during this time!