She is renowned for her strong expression inspired by her many travels, experiences, relationship and Haudenosaunee perspective. She is a radio broadcaster, documentary producer and media artist. Her writings include poetry, short fiction, science fiction, playwriting, spoken word performance poetry and video poetry. She has been nominated for Best Spoken Word Recording at the Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards and the Native American Music Awards.
Janet’s literary works include: Splitting the Heart, 200)7, Red Erotic, 2010, Un-earthed, 2011, Peace in Duress, 2014, Totem Poles and Railroads, 2016, and As Long As the Sun Shines (English edition, 2018, Mohawk language edition released in 2019.
Janet has extensive experience in radio and has also produced radio documentaries; Bring Your Drum: 50 Years of Indigenous Protest Music. Resonating Reconciliation received awards for Best Radio at the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival. She was the City of Victoria Poet Laureate from 2012 to 2014. Janet continues to share her journey toward inner peace from the Indigenous perspective in the hope it will guide, interpret and inspire others to find their own truths and identity.
Have you visited the museum to see our current exhibition? Make sure to visit before Doug Maracle: Come Walk With Me is gone!Doug Maracle is Mohawk Nation, Bear Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River and is known around the world for his craftsmanship and artist works. It wasn’t until more recently that his hometown discovered his talents.This exhibition celebrates the diversity of Doug’s body of work. The work includes wood carvings, prints, and pen & ink sketches meshed with a sense of humour, history, and place.The viewer will learn about what inspired Doug’s artistic practice to encourage visitors to understand the process of sculpting techniques and encourage a younger generation to become interested in the connection between art and narrative of the Haudenosaunee culture within the context of the history of art in Canada. The exhibition provides a point of departure to open the context of craft vs fine art, identity, and process.This exhibition will be closing before we’re back from our Christmas break and unfortunately cannot be extended. Be sure to visit the museum before December 22 to see Doug’s incredible work. Find out more info about visiting Woodland: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/contact-us/ #OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations#FN #IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #TruthandReconciliation ... See MoreSee Less