Another one of our support communities stepping up in a big way and we want to give a big Nya:węh!
We were overwhelmed by the group effort from Wolf Energy from Wahta. They raised $50,000 for the #savetheevidence campaign!
“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
#GivingTuesday is November 30th this year and we encourage you to come together and #dogood in some way for your community.
Read about the incredible matching donor for Giving Tuesday this year here:
Did you know Indigenous treaties in Canada are agreements made between the Crown and Indigenous people that concern land? Indigenous people agreed to share their land in exchange for payments of one kind or another and promises that define the rights and obligations of Canada and the First Nations. Before Confederation, Britain controlled the treaty-making process. After Confederation, the federal government took control of the treaty-making process. On a deeper level, treaties are understood by Indigenous people, as sacred covenants between nations that establish a relationship between those for whom Turtle Island is an ancient homeland and those whose family roots lie in other countries. Treaties form the constitutional and moral basis of an alliance between Indigenous peoples and Canada. Treaties set out continuing treaty rights and benefits for each group.The written word of the treaties is only one part of the treaty process. From the Hodinohsho:ni perspective, wampum is an equal part of the process and carries the same weight as the written treaties.To learn more about Six Nations Land Claims, sign up for our upcoming webinar to learn more. Check out our website for more information: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/upcoming-events/#ONHeritage#ontariohistory#indigenous#indigenousvoices#indigenousart#indigenousevents#FirstNations#FN#indigenousknowledge#indigenousculture#brantont#truthandreconciliation... See MoreSee Less