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Woodland Cultural Centre will be facilitating two info sessions to present on all articles, items, and artifacts found throughout the restoration of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School #SaveTheEvidence

Thursday June 28 | 6PM at The Great Theatre | 16 Sunrise Court

Sunday July 8 | 3PM at Woodland Cultural Centre | 184 Mohawk Street

 

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TWO INDIANS – A Play by Falen Johnson

 

Date: June 16 @ 7PM, June 17 @ 2PM
Cost: $20.00

As part of the ONKWEHON:WE The Original Peoples Festival, TWO INDIANS, a play by Falen Johnson, will be presented at the Gathering Place June 16 and 17!

TWO INDIANS is a slow-burning, emotional family drama from playwright Falen Johnson, that tells the story of two women, and their long-awaited reunion:

After years apart two cousins meet in a Toronto alley to recreate a ceremony from their childhood, but can they remember how? When the words missing and murdered, truth and reconciliation, occupation and resistance are everywhere, how do two Mohawk women stand their ground?

Featuring two performances of this groundbreaking play, TWO INDIANS is not to be missed! Tickets can be purchased online and doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Mature content presented.

Presented by the Woodland Cultural Centre, the ONKWEHON:WE Original People’s Festival runs from June 15 – 17, 2018. The festival celebrates both contemporary and traditional Haudenosaunee art and culture, and attendees will experience a wide variety of performances which include storytelling, dance, music, theatre, visual arts, film and educational workshops. For full festival details, click on the poster below, or visit www.woodlandculturalcentre.ca.

The Woodland Cultural Centre would like to thank Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and Gathering Place by the Grand for their support of this project.

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In the month of June, make your donations go even further! 

 

Your next donation could help us win $10,000!

Help the Woodland Cultural Centre Win $10,000

Every $1 you donate to the Woodland Cultural Centre or Save the Evidence in June via GivingChallenge.ca counts as a ballot to help us win $10,000 from the GIV3 Foundation. Make your contribution today, and thank you for your support and for helping us to make a difference!

Donate to help us win

 

For full contest rules and regulations, please read the Official Contest Rules


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Indigenous Art 2018 Set To Open May 26, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brantford/Six Nations, ON (24 May, 2018) – The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC), a leader in the field of Indigenous cultural programming including: exhibitions, artistic events and performances is delighted to present the 43rd Annual Indigenous Art exhibition set to open May 26, 2018.

Established in 1975, Indigenous Art 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 professional gallery setting. The exhibition runs May 26 through July 27, 2018 at the WCC and will bring together artists from all across Turtle Island.

Metis artist Catherine Dallaire has been selected as this year’s featured Artist. Her solo exhibition Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring.  With many works reflecting postcolonial messages, each piece aims to create synergy and harmony between these different stylings as a visual effort to build and maintain a balanced and peaceful relationship between her Anishinaabe and European ancestry.  

With over 50 artists selected, this exhibition promises to showcase a wide variety of media, subject matter and themes pertinent to our Indigenous communities today.

Indigenous Art 2018 will showcase the following artists:

Montana Adams, Aura, Michael Barber, Catherine Beaver, Chief Lady Bird, Jennifer E. Brant, Janice Brant, Donna Brinkworth, Jay Soule aka Chippewar, Chief Lady Bird, Sherry Crawford, Caitlin Daniel, Elizabeth Daniel, Suzanne Debassige, Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas, Elizabeth Doxtater, Janine Gates, Shel General, Odadrihonyanisoh (Sara General), Crystal Gloade, Kelly Greene, Doug Henhawk, Summer Hill, Brenda Hill, Cody Houle, Mary Jacobs, Samantha Jacobs, Alex Jacobs-Blum, Kaysha Jamieson, Keitha Keeshig-Tobias, Patrick Martin, Teresa Vander Mees-Chasse, Watio Tehawerénhton Miller, Penelope S. Minner, Brenda MItten, Shelley Niro, Joshua Pawis-Steckley, Holly Pichette, Ayanna Proctor, Victoria Ransom, Judi Henhawk Sault, Laura Schwager, Quinn Smallboy, Kristen E. Summers, Andy Swamp, Teyewennarakwas, Todd Thomas, Debra Vincent, Samuel Williams, and Amanda Williams.

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

Join Woodland Cultural Centre at the Opening Reception on May 26, 2017 at 7pm with light refreshments offered and live musical performance.

For more information, please call 519-759-2650 x243 or visit www.woodlandculturalcentre.ca.

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ONKWEHON:WE The Original Peoples Festival Presents:

TWO INDIANS by Falen Johnson

“After years apart two cousins meet in a Toronto alley to recreate a ceremony from their childhood, but can they remember how? When the words missing and murdered, truth and reconciliation, occupation and resistance are everywhere, how do two Mohawk women stand their ground?”

Two Indians:
June 16 at 7PM (6:30 doors open)
June 17 at 4PM (3:30 doors open)
*mature content presented
Gathering Place by The Grand

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This coming Thursday at 7PM artist Carley Gallant will be facilitating a watercolour Paint Night with the proceeds going towards Save the Evidence.

Register your spot today!

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Monday, May 7, 10:00am

Survivor Series

Every month, a Mohawk Institute Survivor will share their experience and stories of living in The Mohawk Residential School.
Cost: $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or by calling 519-759-2650

 

Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm
Colonization Road Film Screening

Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon explores the history of colonized roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”
Cost: Pay-what-you-can

 

Sunday, May 13, 4:00pm
Salmon Girl

Salmon Girl explores the world of water and salmon. Through theatre, dance, music and puppetry, this piece for all ages follows the journey of a young girl into this magical world.
Cost: Pay-what-you-can

 

Saturday, May 26, 7:00pm
Indigenous Art Exhibition Opening Reception

This open call and juried show brings together artists from across Turtle Island, showcasing Traditional Craft and Contemporary Art in all visual art disciplines.
Cost: Free

 

Saturday, May 26, 7:00pm
Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring Opening Reception

Catherine Dallaire is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose work possesses unique form and energy, balancing elements and teachings from traditional Woodland art/Anishinaabe art/culture with contemporary techniques and subjects.
Cost: Free

 

Monday, May 28, 10:00am
Survivor Series

Every month, a Mohawk Institute Survivor will share their experience and stories of living in The Mohawk Residential School.
Cost: $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or by calling 519-759-2650