This year, Giving Tuesday will be Tuesday November 30th, and Woodland Cultural Centre is hoping that you will consider supporting the work of the Centre. This year’s campaign is targeted to help support Phase 4 of the restoration of the Mohawk Institute Residential School site at Woodland Cultural Centre.
Phase 4 will be the installation of the exhibits and interpretative elements that will tell the stories of the Survivors and the history of the Mohawk Institute and the residential school system. This last phase will hopefully overlap with the final physical restorations, and if all goes well, will enable the site to open to the public in late fall 2024.
The Woodland Cultural Centre is honoured and grateful to have the support of the, Dufresne- Ray Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, who for the second year in a row will match your donations for the day up to $5000.
Many community supporters, schools and organizations are using the month of November to raise awareness and funds to double the impact of their donation by making it on November 30th. Stay up to date with Woodland Cultural Centre by subscribing to our email list https://wcc.subscribemenow.com/
Nya:węh to our incredible supporters:
So many partners and allies have stepped up to make incredible contributions to the Save the Evidence campaign. So much gratitude goes out to Wolf Energy from Wahta our support community. Their entire team came together to raise $50,000 for the Save the Evidence.
“As the owner of Wolf Energy, I received most of the credit. The truth is, I had tremendous support from my staff to raise the $50,000. The money was raised through the sales of several items of Every Child Matters merchandise. For my part I mobilized my resources to secure as many shirts, hats keychains etc. as I could possibly purchase. From there it just took off like a wildfire. My business location was key as we receive thousands of cars a day. Once people saw our large variety of items and that 100% of the proceeds were going to charity, everyone embraced us. As a First Nations entrepreneur with resources, I felt a strong duty to contribute to this cause as much as humanly possible. It really broke my heart the more I was enlightened on the issue. Another reason I am so committed to making a change comes from my family. My grandfather Peter Montour was a philanthropist in the First Nations community and it impacted me greatly. My Grandfather and uncle Jerry Montour created the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation which is the largest private First Nations charity in existence, so I have strong roots in philanthropy. My next goal is to contribute $100,000 in total to the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save The Evidence Campaign. Until that goal is met, I will not be satisfied. I’m hoping my donation will raise more awareness for Save the Evidence Campaign, and inspire others to support the cause.” – Lenny Monture, Owner of Wolf Energy
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Orange Shirt Day programs at the @woodlandcc educates the community about residential schools. Executive director Janis Monture joined us this morning with more on the programs they offer, in person and virtually. @botelhok FULL INTERVIEW: https://www.chch.com/orange-shirt-day-programs-at-the-woodland-cultural-centre-educates-the-community-about-residential-schools/
September 17th of 1924 marked the enforcement of an elected band council on Six Nations by Indian Affairs, lead by Duncan Campbell Scott. With the first election held on October 21st 1924.Forty years prior, in 1884, the Canadian government passed the Indian Advancement Act, allowing Indian Affairs to establish elected band councils in any Indigenous community without their consent. For the longest time, the government wasn’t concerned with intervening as they believed Six Nations was becoming advanced on its own.There were many challenges faced by the community which led to the division between those who supported the Confederacy Council and those who supported an elected system of governance (Band council). The impacts of the First World War and political and societal changes happening outside the community as well as loss of land, environmental degradation, changes in education and health care and, mismanagement of Six Nations Trust Fund by subsequent generations of colonial authorities were all in part to blame for this division. In 1906, The Indian Rights Association was formed, also known as the Dehorners and later the Loyalist Association. Their main goal was to remove the traditional hereditary chiefs from council. Many supporters were former students at the Mohawk Institute in Brantford and veterans of the First World War.Efforts led by Levi General (Deskaheh) on behalf of the Confederacy to have Six Nations recognized as a sovereign people at the League of Nations (now the United Nations), along with petitions and complaints from groups within the community who wanted to dismantle the Confederacy, lead the Department of Indian Affairs to intervene and impose an elected system.#OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations #FN #IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #Brantford #BrantEvents #Giving ... See MoreSee Less