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Exhibition: Witness Blanket

December 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Witness Blanket

Dec 12, 2020 – Feb 26, 2020

The blanket is a universal symbol of protection.
For many of us, it identifies who we are and where we’re from – we wear them in ceremony and give them as gifts.
Blankets protect our young and comfort our elders.

Inspired by a woven blanket, the Witness Blanket is a large scale art installation, made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognise the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation.

Details

Start:
December 12 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/current-exhibits/

Organizer

Woodland Cultural Centre

Venue

Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Rd
Brantford, Ontario Canada
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Phone:
519-759-2650