The Save the Evidence team has been working hard to create the February E-Newsletter. Inside this edition you will read about important updates regarding our Fall Campaign, Giving Tuesday and some exciting new announcements of foundation supporters like CIBC and TD Bank.
It has been a primary focus of Woodland Cultural Centre staff to keep lines of communication open during these challenging times and email has been an extremely effective way for us to share information about events, fundraisers, and exhibitions. We continue to express our gratitude to all of you who have supported the Centre and especially the Save the Evidence campaign. We hope that all of you will join our E-Newsletter list to continue to stay plugged into the heartbeat of programming at Woodland Cultural Centre.
“We support your vision to raise awareness and transform tragedy into opportunities for cultural growth.” – Barbara and Rae Cross, STE Donor
“May there be healing, affirmation, catharsis, and transformative/restorative learning through this process.My heart is with residential school survivors and their families, those who are remembered, and all who have been affected.Thank you/Miigwech for your work.” – Sarah Tumaliuan, STE Donor
Nya:weh/Thank you to all of you who support the vision of Woodland Cultural Centre and the Save the Evidence Campaign.
The Woodland Cultural Centre wants to say nya:węh/niá:wen to our giving community for your generosity on #GivingTuesdayCA. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your continued support of the Centre and the work we do! Executive Director Heather George writes “Our supporters and donors have once again displayed their generosity and that they, like all of us at Woodland, are passionate about cultural reclamation, preservation, and celebration. Your support of our language department is an act of true kindness and love. Our languages are so much more than words on paper – language frames deep philosophical and relational understandings that help all of us engage in kinder, more compassionate ways and is an important part of our healing from the trauma of residential school. Like many not-for-profit organizations that participate in #GivingTuesday, charitable donations form an important part of our financial wellbeing and they are also an important indication that you believe in us and the work we do. Wa’tkwanonhwerá:ton’ (I to you all, sending forth embracing, celebratory, good energy)”Thanks to your generous contributions we were able to raise $25,352 in support of the preservation of Hodinohsho:ni languages and the important revitalization work being done at Woodland. Nya:węh/Niá:wen to the Dufresne-Ray Family Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, which for the fourth consecutive year in a row has matched the first $5,000 of your donations. We are so grateful to have your continued support and generous contribution. To find out how you can support Woodland, visit our website: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/support-us/ #OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations #FN #IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #TruthandReconciliation ... See MoreSee Less