The picture on the left is Geronimo Henry’s brick. Geronimo is a Survivor who attended the Mohawk Institute from the age of 5 to 16 and will be this month’s speaker at the Survivor Series Monday December 16 at 10am (more details on our events calendar).
He has spoke at over 100 schools about his experiences in Residential Schools, to allow everyone to truly understand the trauma the Indigenous children experienced for over 150 years.
A few days ago, he took one of our staff on a Brick Tour around the former Mohawk Institute and shared stories from the bricks. He managed to find a few of his friends’ names.
“A lot of the names on these bricks have passed away now, but it’s like they are still here” Geronimo said as he put his hand on the brick.
The masonry work to preserve the original bricks, where so many Survivors have left their names and numbers and messages, will require approximately 400,000 bricks be restored at around $5 a Brick.
This year on #GivingTuesdayCA, which is a global movement to “Do Good” following Black Friday and Cyber Monday… we are asking for your support.
The Save the Evidence Team has set a goal to save 1000 Bricks, in one day, and kick the Season of Giving the right way.
*** LISTEN TO THIS: An anonymous donor has agreed to match all donations made on Tuesday December 3, 2019 which is #GivingTuesdayCA for up to $5000 ***
We thank you for your support in this very important project.
Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to announce our partnership with Skateboard Project 2023!The Skateboard Project is an initiative that aims to promote Onkwehón:we artwork, active bodies, and collaboration between cultural centers across multiple Indigenous communities.In its second year, Kahnawà:ke, Kanehsatà:ke, Kenhtè:ke, Ahkwesáhsne and Six Nations came together to create seven skateboards graphics showcasing the range of styles and cultural imagery.Skateboard culture values inclusivity, individuality, creativity, and freedom and blending these with Indigenous traditions has created a project that connects communities through local art and skateboarding.Profits from the skateboard sales go towards compensation for the artist’s work and to help fund events related to June 21st (Go Skate Day/Indigenous Day/First Day of Summer).We hope to see more Indigenous communities being part of the project in the future!Woodland Cultural Centre is thrilled to participate in this fantastic community project. We will feature the seven skateboards from the participating artists in our online gift store and in the Stan Hill Gallery starting Saturday, February 18. Visit our website to support Skateboard Project 2023: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/skateboard-project-2023/... See MoreSee Less