Previous Events

The Mush Hole – Workshop Performance | January 13 & 14, 2018

The Mush Hole – Workshop Performance acknowledges the lives and spirits of Mohawk Institute residential school survivors. Keeping hope as the driving force the performance offers truth and relives the devastating impacts on the students and parents without their children. It is about survival, resilience, and is an embodied way to say: “Enskwakhwahshón:rien” – we will feed your hunger, “kwè:iahre – we remember you, kwanorónhkhwa – we love you. Conceived by Six Nations Artist/Director Santee Smith in collaboration with Onkwehon:wen artists Julianne Blackbird, Montana Summers, Semiah Smith, Brandon A. Oakes, The Mush Hole opens the mind, heart and spirit toward a path of feeling and experiencing. We welcome all to share in dialogue and reflect on the performance during this creative development phase of the work.

This presentation is for general audiences.  Please be aware there are mature themes involved and not recommended for ages 12 and under.

The Mush Hole – Workshop Performance Dates:

January 13, 2018 – Matinee @ 3:00PM
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can-Event @ the Door, proceeds to the further development of The Mush Hole Performance

January 14, 2018 – Evening @ 6:00PM
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can-Event @ the Door, proceeds to the further development of The Mush Hole Performance

Presented as a part of Woodland’s -Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) series. A performing arts series funded by the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Mush Hole creation is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. Creator Santee Smith is committing her recent REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award to the development of the performance. 

 

“Ęgaenagadat: – They Raise their Voices to the Creator” | March 4, 2017 At 7PM!

The Woodland Cultural Centre is pleased to present “Ęgaenagadat: – They Raise their Voices to the Creator” featuring three phenomenal Indigenous women. The evening will feature live music from artists Cheri Maracle, Genevieve Fisher, and IsKwé who will take the stage and perform at the annual Coffee House event.

To Register for Open Mic: Please contact the Fine Arts department at Woodland Cultural Centre at 519 759 2650 ext. 243 or email arts@woodland-centre.on.ca for more information.
Sign ups will also be in the front lobby prior to the performances. Spots are limited!

 

The Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School Survivor Series 

Every month, a Mohawk Institute Survivor will share their experience and stories of living in The Mohawk Residential School. Pre-Registration is required.

January 16 & 30, 2017 at 10AM & 1PM
February 13 & 27, 2017 at 10AM & 1PM
Admission is $10 per person.

 

Theresa McCarthy Book Launch: In Divided Unity | February 24, 2017 | 7 – 9 PM
‘In Divided Unity’ Haudenosaunee Reclamation at Grand River

In February 2006, the Six Nations occupation of a 132-acre construction site in Caledonia, Ontario, reignited a 200-year-long struggle to reclaim land and rights in the Grand River region. Framed by this ongoing reclamation, In Divided Unity explores community-based initiatives that promote Haudenosaunee traditionalism and languages at Six Nations of the Grand River as crucial enactments of sovereignty both historically and in the present.

For more information:  University of Arizona Press.  .