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Brant Museum Crawl – Free Virtual Tour

 

 

Brant Museum Crawl is a community wide initiative presented by local graphic design and marketing firm Octopus Red. The month long event will showcase museums and galleries in City of Brantford, County of Brant, and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

Woodland Cultural Centre presents Virtual Tour Screening
An exclusive video screening and inside look at the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. See never before seen areas of the school, exclusive interviews with survivors, and archival footage.

 

 

 

Thursday, May 9, 7:00pm | 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford
519-759-2650 | cgallant@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

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Good morning and good day to everybody!

We here at The Woodland Cultural Centre are pleased to announce that we are once again selling and now taking orders for Orange Shirt Day, 2019!

 

Orange Shirt Day first started in British Columbia, inspired by the memories of a survivor who recalled how her grandmother had purchased a brand new orange shirt for her first day at school, only to have it taken away and never seen again upon her admission. In honour of her and of all who attended residential schools, we now don orange shirts every September 30th. This striking visual reminder testifies to what was lost due to residential schools, but also works as a means for us to support our Survivors in their healing journeys, and to reassert our continued thriving existence as Indigenous peoples and their allies. You can read more about Orange Shirt Day’s origins here.

Orders for schools and classes are to be submitted by June 12, 2019. Organizers will be notified when their orders are ready to pick up.

Orders for organizations and businesses are to be submitted by August 23, 2019. Organizers will be notified when their order are ready to pick up.

All order forms and more information will be available for download at the bottom of this post.

Remember, the sooner you are able to submit your orders, the better to guarantee you will receive them in time!

 

100% of the proceeds from these sales will go to benefit the Save the Evidence campaign, which is working to raise support for the refurbishing and repair of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School building for use as an interpreted historic site.

 

Keep an eye out for when our shirts will be in stock for the general public!

 

If you need more information about orders, please contact Jessie Hill at frontdesk@woodlandculturalcentre.ca. If you have questions about the Save the Evidence project, contact Carley Gallant-Jenkins at ste@woodlandculturalcentre.ca.

 

 

 

 

Teacher Information Letter
Teacher Form 1
Teacher Form 2

Organization Information Letter
Organization Form

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We at the Woodland Cultural Centre wish to acknowledge the life and passing of long-time board member Wray Maracle.  Wray served as a Six Nations representative on the board for ten years, always providing guidance with charm and humour.  His presence will be greatly missed not only within our organization but for the Six Nations community as well.

 

Nia:wen Wray.

 

Sincerely the Woodland Cultural Centre Staff and  Board of Governors

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Join our Team!

Job Posting: Education Coordinator
Closing Date: June 3, 2019

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a dynamic, creative and organized individual to
oversee the Education Department at the Woodland Cultural Centre. With thousands of
students visiting the Centre on an annual basis, we require the candidate to have excellent
organization skills, management experience and a passion for educating all about Indigenous
culture, history, art, and the residential school experience.
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Education
Coordinator assumes responsibility for the development and delivery of strategic educational
programmes and initiatives related to the history, language, artistic practices and teachings of
Haudenosaunee culture.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Education Coordinator is responsible for
overseeing the strategic operations of the Museum Education Department of the WCC. This
includes:

● Day-to-day office administration, coordinating tours and workshops both onsite as well
as part of education outreach.
● Leading the Museum Education staff (Group Visits and Facility Registrar, Cultural
Interpreters) towards Museums Education department objectives.
● Supporting the Museum Education staff in preparation of the re-opening of the
Mohawk Institute building in 2020.
● Delivery of outreach presentations.
● Working collaboratively with other WCC departments, school boards and residential
school Survivors.
● Networking and fostering new partnerships, maintaining and strengthening
relationships with academic and support communities.
● Continual review and development of educational programming in compliance with the
Ontario Curriculum.
OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: The Education Coordinator shall
have:
● Advanced communication skills.
● Computer literate, self-motivated & highly independent.
● Formalized education and/or a degree in education, museum studies or visual arts
from a recognized post-secondary institution.
● Experience in supervising staff and managing budgets.
● Knowledgeable in Haudenosaunee culture.
● Experience in Indigenous Education programming an asset.
● Experience in networking and public speaking an asset.
● Possessing a language or an artistic background an asset.

All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or resume, cover letter, and three
references.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.
Closing date: June 3, 2019
If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by Monday, June 3rd to:
Woodland Cultural Centre 184 Mohawk Street Brantford, ON N3S 2X2
Attn: Melanie Fernandez, Interim Executive Director
(519)759-2650 administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca
Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Woodland Cultural Centre

INDIGENOUS ART 2019
Call for Entry 

May 25 – July 27, 2019

The Woodland Cultural Centre is a longstanding Cultural Centre of Excellence that promotes and supports the Visual Arts of Canada. Established in 1975, Indigenous Art (formerly known as First Nations Art) is one of the longest running annual exhibits that provide established and emerging Indigenous 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 Indigenous ancestry to submit up to three works of art, for presentation in this year’s Indigenous Art!

Requirements for submissions will consist of RECENT (1-2 year) works by artists (18+) of Indigenous 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.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: APRIL 12, 2019 at 4PM

DOWNLOAD THE SUBMISSION FORMS for additional information!

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We are happy to announce the extension of Alan Michelson: HISTORICITY until February 15th 2018!
Come and see this immersive multi media exhibition before it’s gone.

 

For more information about this exhibition visit our Art page

For more information about the artist and his works please visit: http://alanmichelson.com/

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The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking three dynamic, creative and organized individuals for the following positions…

Education Coordinator

Cultural Interpreter

Weekend Visitor Clerk (Part Time)

 

For full job descriptions and details on applying click here