The Woodland Cultural Centre hosts regular events throughout the year.
We are thankful to the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and Canadian Heritage for funding received that allows the Woodland Cultural Centre to plan multi-disciplinary artistic exhibitions and events all year round.
Please also check out our events calendar.
November 1, 2020
Teióia’ks iakwateró:roks “We watch movies” Film Series: Birth of a Family
The film Birth of a Family shares a familiar story for many Indigenous Canadians who underwent separation from their families during the infamous sixties scoop. This film shares the story of three sisters and one brother who reunite for the first time after decades of being separated.
Through their story, we learn of the racial prejudices held against the 20, 0000 Indigenous children who were placed in non-Indigenous homes between 1955 and 1985. In efforts to reconnect to their Indigenous culture and with each other, the story of these four siblings is a heartwarming and moving experience for its audience.
Join us for this Virtual Screening of the film and and Introduction and Live Q & A with Director Tasha Hubbard.
Admission is based on Donations with a suggested donation of $5.
November 18th, 2020
Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour
Cost: $10 minimum donation
The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.
Join us every third Wednesday of the month this summer at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.
The virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. During the video Lorrie provides the history of the institution over its 140 year history. Viewers will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building, as well as hear interviews from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute.
October 6, 2021
Tanya Talaga Lecture – Rights Before Reconciliation
Tanya is an acclaimed journalist and author of Seven Fallen Feathers and All Our Relations.
Her acclaimed book, Seven Fallen Feathers, focuses on the lives of Indigenous students over a quarter century in Thunder Bay, ON. She delves into the history of the community that has come to represent Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.
Her topic is RIGHTS BEFORE RECONCILIATION.
This event is FREE but you will need to reserve your seat and print your ticket for entry at the Sanderson Centre website SANDERSONCENTRE.CA. Friends & Neighbours are sponsoring this event with WLU Brantford, Woodland Cultural Centre and Aurora Strategy Group Inc.