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Posted: 12/07/26

Kelly Greene is one of the three Six Nations artists contributing to Woodland’s sculptural garden Earthly Connections.  Her Haudenosaunee Solar Longhouse (2012) is the fourth rendition of the piece; previous versions of the work have been exhibited as indoor gallery installations, made from recyclable materials.  This rendering of Haudenosaunee Solar Longhouse is constructed of native trees, vines, and grasses surrounding two twelve-foot long steel beams, a subtle nod to the agricultural and trades training once administered by the Mohawk Institute.  On June 15 several summer students, Woodland staff, and Pat from Van Den Nest Nursery assisted Kelly with the planting.
Other works featured in Earthly Connections include the rehabilitation of Vince Bomberry’s popular Gus-wen-tah (Two Row Wampum), and a new commission by recent recipient of the OAC Aboriginal Artist award Shelley Niro.  These three works will continue the Woodland’s tradition of dedicating a space to the sculptural works of First Nations artists.  Official opening for all visual arts exhibitions is slated for Saturday August 12 at 2PM; many of the artists will be on site to discuss their works.

Earthly Connections is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council

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Posted: 12/06/08

Thank you to everyone that participated in our Smoke Dance Competition! See below for the full list of winners.

Golden Age Division
Male – 1st Place: Marvin Skye
Female – 1st Place: Deanna Skye

Adult Division
Male
1st Place: Tony Johnson
2nd Place: KC Bomberry
3rd Place: Adam Skye
Female
1st Place: Cecelia Skye
2nd Place: Cheryl Red Eagle
3rd Place: Courtney Thomas

Teen Division
Male
1st Place: Keelan Green
Female
1st Place: Larisa Skye
2nd Place: Christina Hill-Harris

Boy’s Division
1st Place: Trystin Harris

Girl’s Division
1st Place: Tilia Skye
2nd Place: Lexi Doxtater
3rd Place: Mikayla Ritchie

Tiny Tot Winners
Charissa Mt. Pleasant, Michael Mt. Pleasant, Deborah Antone, Ethan Thomas, Derrick King

Congratulations to all winners!

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Posted: 12/03/22

Construction began at the end of February where the Museum is getting a new roof and much needed structural, electrical and mechanical repairs to get our museum back to a respectable standing.  The repairs are set to be finished by the end of July 2012 and the staff and visitors will have an exciting new museum to experience this summer just in time for the Planet IndigenUS Festival.

The construction may temporarily close down some of the galleries and exhibit areas, so please ensure that you contact the Woodland Cultural Centre through email or call our front desk at 519-759-2650 ext. 221 before you plan your trip to our museum.

The Woodland Cultural Centre would like to say Nia:wen to our generous funding agencies that made this construction possible: Six Nations Community Development Trust Fund; Ontario Trillium Foundation and Six Nations Elected Council.