Happy Holidays from all of us here at Woodland Cultural Centre
We hope all of you have a safe and joyous Holiday Season! Please remember that we are closed her at the Centre from Dec 21st – Jan 5th. If you’re looking for a last minute gift that is more than just another box of chocolates or a gift card, stop by our Museum and see the various gift packages we have available for sale. Larger selection of products available for purchase on site.
Gifts under $40 that support the “Save the Evidence” Campaign
Why not give a gift that has a deeper meaning and impact? All of the proceeds from our Online Store go towards the Save the Evidence Campaign. We have something for everyone, young and old. Knowing that your gift is going to help to preserve an important part of history, make both the Giver and the Receiver feel good about their presents!
Gift a Brick
The Gift a Brick initiative is a great way to share the Save the Evidence with many of your loved ones this year.
For just $5 you can sign your loved ones name on the replica brick and allow others to be a part of the Save the Evidence campaign. We encourage you to tell the story of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, and your Gift not only saves a brick out of the 400,000 Brick project, but also helps us spread awareness about the project. Read More about the Gift a Brick Campaign
Stop into the Museum before December 20th to pick up your Brick Certificate or email us for the printable download if you donate ONLINE at CanadaHelps.
Save the Evidence T-Shirts (Black or White)
One of our favourite items this year is our Save the Evidence Shirts with the Mohawk Institute Building on the front. These shirts now are available in white and black, and are a great way to spread awareness about the significance of the project! Where your support proudly and you’ll be shocked at how many people ask you “What is Save the Evidence?”
These shirts make the perfect gift for teachers, coworkers, friends and family.
Currently only available in adult sizes.
Fatty Legs: A True Story
This book is an interesting story of an Inuit girl who wanted to learn to read. This incredible story has been wildly honoured in the Childrens’ book world. It documents the young girl’s experience at a Residential School and shares the true story of what many Indigenous children experienced during that time.
Fatty Legs made the Globe and Mail’s Ten Best Children’s Books of the Year in 2010 and was named a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, part of the BC Book Prize awards.
This book is a grade 4+ reading level.
A great gift idea for someone younger, or even a teacher who teaches at that Grade level for their classroom.
A Stranger at Home: Sequel to the Powerful Memoir Fatty Legs
The sequel to the award-winning Fatty Legs, A Stranger at Home continues the story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, who again works with her daughter-in-law, Christy Jordon-Fenton, to tell her tale. This part of the story tells about the young girl’s return home and the struggles of going back to her family and community after her experience at the Residential School. Her own mother does not recognize her. It’s a
A Stranger at Home book is a grade 4+ reading level.
The perfect combination with Fatty Legs.
Residential School: A Children’s History
Residential Schools: With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History EPUB honours the Survivors of residential schools. A finalist for the Norma Fleck award, this book offers a first-person perspective of the residential school system in Canada, as it shares the memories of more than 70 survivors from across Canada, as well as 125 archival and contemporary images (65 black & white photographs, 51 colour, some never before published).
The detailed, full colour map showing residential schools, timeline with key dates, glossary, and a helpful index (including names of survivors and schools) make this vital resource a must-have for students at both a secondary and post-secondary level, libraries, and the general reader looking for more information about Residential Schools.
Residential School: A Children’s History is recommended for secondary and post secondary reading levels
All of these Gift Ideas support the Save the Evidence Campaign directly and can be purchased at our Front Desk or also online!
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