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.
February 21, 2021
“Teioia’ks iakwatero:roks” We Watch Movies Film Series Screens the Road Forward by Marie Clements
Cost: Donations welcome
Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) is excited to announce the upcoming virtual film screening of the musical documentary “The Road Forward” on February 21, 2021 at 7PM. This event is part of the Teioia’ks iakwatero:roks “We Watch Movies” Film Series. Join us together with Patricia Deadman, Curator (WCC) for a viewing of film followed by a question and answer period.
The film The Road Forward connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history, the be beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930’s with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Shot in musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with blues, rock and traditional beats. Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to bring virtual programming, and film screenings that are not only available to local community members but now can be available to anyone, anywhere with a computer and wifi connection.
Featuring local artists and speakers Murray Porter, Cheri Maracle and Jennifer Kreisburg, the Road Forward uses song and melody to tell a powerful story. This film was based of a live performance that many enjoyed in person and now with technology, can continue to experience globally.
WCC welcomes all community members to join this virtual film screening, and admissions is by donation only. The Arts department has a suggested donation of $5 to help the Arts department continue to provide digital programming during these challenging times.
March 17, 2021
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.