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Welcome to Woodland Cultural Centre’s Indigenous Art 2021 Exhibition.

Established in 1975, this is one of the longest running multi-media exhibitions that provide artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting. WCC is pleased to announce the return of this annual Juried Exhibition and we can’t wait to share the selected works with the public. Indigenous Art 2021 will be running September 11 – November 20, 2021

 

Meet Artist, Kent Monkman

Kent Monkman (b. 1965) is an interdisciplinary Cree visual artist. A member of Fisher River Cree Nation in Treaty 5 Territory (Manitoba), he lives and works in Dish With One Spoon Territory (Toronto, Canada).

Known for his provocative interventions into Western European and American art history, Monkman explores themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience—the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experiences—across painting, film/video, performance, and installation. Monkman’s gender-fluid alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle often appears in his work as a time-traveling, shape-shifting, supernatural being who reverses the colonial gaze to challenge received notions of history and Indigenous peoples.

Monkman’s painting and installation works have been exhibited at institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal; Musée d’artcontemporain de Montréal; The National Gallery of Canada; Crystal Bridges Museumof American Art; Hayward Gallery; Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art; Musée d’art Contemporain de Rochechouart; Maison Rouge; Philbrook Museum of Art; and Palais de Tokyo. He has created site-specific performances at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Royal Ontario Museum; Compton Verney, Warwickshire; and The Denver Art Museum. Monkman has had two nationally touring solo exhibitions, Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience (2017-2020), and The Triumph of Mischief (2007-2010).

Monkman’s short film and video works, collaboratively made with Gisèle Gordon, have screened at festivals such as the Berlinale (2007, 2008) and the Toronto International Film Festival (2007, 2015). Monkman is the recipient of the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (2017), an honorary doctorate degree from OCAD University (2017), the Indspire Award (2014), and the Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award (2014).

 

Kent’s Featured Artwork

 

The Scream Giclee Print, 2017

Archival Giclee Print on Epson Legacy Fibre paper

14” x 21” / 35.6cm x 53.3cm

Edition 90/100

NFS

 

Make sure to book your admission tickets to see Indigenous Art 2021! Can’t make it into the Museum? Watch our Facebook Livestream Here, where we take you around the Gallery to showcase the exhibition. 

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Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Language Administrative Assistant

 

Location:                      Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON

Position:                       Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Administrative Assistant

Department:                  Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre

Hours:                          37.5 hours per week

Rate of Pay:                  $18.00 per hour (7.5 hours per day)

Closing Date:                October 20, 2021, 4PM

                                                                                                                                               

 

The Woodland Cultural Centre Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre is seeking one highly motivated individual to assist with:  day to day Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre operations, on going research and administrative duties.

 

The Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Language & Cultural Coordinator.

 

Basic Job Description:

 

  1. Assists in designated administrative details using initiative and judgment as required.
  2. Prepares and maintains filing system of all records, reports, correspondence, purchase orders, invoices and maintains data files.
  3. Assists in designated administrative details using initiative and judgment as required.
  4. Responds appropriately and professionally to a variety of questions regarding the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre from the general public.
  5. Provides Notice of Meeting and prepares all materials for the Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council including: meeting binders, catering, Agendas and Minutes of the Council.
  6. Maintains a current and up-to-date mail and digital contact list.
  7. Functions constructively and positively as a Woodland Centre team member
  8. Maintains contact with community Indigenous/First Nations language partners and stakeholders.
  9. Participates in staff development training as required and recommended.
  10. Endorses the goals and objectives of the Woodland Cultural Centre and adheres to the Centre’s policies and directives established by the Board of
  11. Ensures quality of end product while meeting deadlines and working within a time frame.
  12. Orders, records and files all expenditures of Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre.
  13. Types/computes and assembles proposals to funders.
  14. Assists with the development and formats on-going digital and print catalogues for Department Archive
  15. Assists with the ongoing development and management of Language Resource/Reference Centre.

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Must possess a post-secondary degree or diploma or minimum 2 years demonstrated related work experience in office administration.
  • Must have strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Must have a solid work ethic.
  • Must be an organized individual
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of Six Nations Communities and their Languages
  • Must work well in group settings.
  • Due to location of office:  Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Must be able to type/keyboard in Mohawk, Cayuga and Onondaga texts
  • Must be able to work in the Office Software Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point etc.
  • Must be able to work within the Apple/Mac O/S, (PC operating system will be considered an asset).
  • Willingness to train in data/archiving software will be an asset

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.

 

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

 

Closing Date: October 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

 

 

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references to:

 

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X2

 

Administrative Assistant

(519) 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note:

  • Only those applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview
  • Police Record Check and copies of education will be required at the time of Offer of Employment

 

Download Job Description PDF Here

 

Nia:wen/Thank You

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Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonwe Language Centre Media Coordinator

 

Location:                      Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON

Position:                       Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Media Coordinator

Department:                  Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre

Hours:                          37.5 hours per week

Rate of Pay:                  $18.00 per hour (7.5 hours per day)

Closing Date:                October 20, 2021, 4PM

                                                                                                                                               

 

The Woodland Cultural Centre Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre is seeking one highly motivated individual to assist with:  the cataloguing of the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre. The resources include paper archives, and audiovisual recordings such as CDs, cassette tapes, reel to reels, and digital files.

 

The Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Media Coordinator will report directly to the Language & Cultural Coordinator.

 

Basic Job Description:

 

  1. Assist the Language Department with inventory, data-entry, and cataloging the collection
  2. Digitize paper & audiovisual archival assets
  3. Assist in the transcription and development of language materials & resources
  4. Assist with setting up the new Dwadwenaga:dat Language Resource Centre in the Mohawk Institute Building
  5. Interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner

 

Qualifications

 

  • Ideal candidates will have familiarity with at least one Ǫgwehǫ:weh language, and/or attend an Ǫgwehǫ:weh language program.
  • Familiar with both Mac & PC operating systems, or willing to learn.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and/or experience working with databases.
  • Experience in the PastPerfect Museum Software, or willingness to learn.
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Time management skills, and efficient completion of assigned projects.
  • Experience in cataloging, audiovisual editing software, and/or experience with the digitization of analog media are considered assets.

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.

 

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

 

Closing Date: October 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm

 

 

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references to:

 

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X2

 

Administrative Assistant

(519) 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note:

  • Only those applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview
  • Police Record Check and copies of education will be required at the time of Offer of Employment

 

Download the Job Description PDF Here

 

Nia:wen/Thank You

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Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Language Programming & Outreach Coordinator

 

Location:                      Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON

Position:                       Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Programming & Outreach Coordinator

Department:                  Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre

Hours:                          37.5 hours per week

Rate of Pay:                  $18.00 per hour (7.5 hours per day)

Closing Date:                October 20, 2021, 4PM

                                                                                                                                               

 

The Woodland Cultural Centre Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre is seeking one highly motivated individual to take a lead role in building community-based language programming, and assist in the implementation of the project grant “Dwadwenaga:dat-We Raise Up Our Words”.

 

The Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Programming & Outreach Coordinator will report directly to the Language & Cultural Coordinator.

 

Basic Job Description:

 

  1. Develop and oversee the creation of language resource material in the six languages of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy working alongside the Language & Cultural Coordinator.
  2. Work alongside the Education Coordinator to develop an introductory level Haudenosaunee languages workshop dedicated to bridging the knowledge gap. Consultation with Woodland’s support communities Six Nations of the Grand River, Wahta Mohawks and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
  3. Coordinate the recording of the first language speakers in the Six Nations community.
  4. Work with Faithkeepers and community stakeholders to help develop policies and protocols for the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre.
  5. Support the building of resources in the Cayuga and Mohawk languages that will assist teachers in using the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) assessment tools.
  6. Assist in the establishment of the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre and the management of the Longhouse-based collections as a resource for Longhouse Speakers.
  7. Work with Faithkeepers, community members, staff, and visitors to ensure appropriate access to the language recordings and resources in the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre.

 

Qualifications

 

  • An in-depth knowledge of Longhouse Protocols, Speeches, and Haudenosaunee cultural practices, including Ganǫhǫnyǫhk, Gei: Niyoihwa:ge:, and Gaihwi:yo.
  • Be orally proficient and literate in at least one Ǫgwehǫ:weh language, as the collection is centered around oral recordings in the Cayuga and Onondaga languages.
  • Have a basic knowledge of language learning methodologies and linguistics.
  • Experience in language leadership, teaching, project coordination, and program development.
  • Ability to develop and implement community collaborations.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, a sample of writing in an Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language on the topic of their choice, and three references.

 

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

 

Closing Date: October 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm

 

 

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references to:

 

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X2

 

Administrative Assistant

(519) 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note:

  • Only those applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview
  • Police Record Check and copies of education will be required at the time of Offer of Employment

 

Download Job Description PDF Here

 

Nia:wen/Thank You

 

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Indigenous Art is Officially Open!

Woodland Cultural Centre invites you to the virtual opening of our new exhibition, Indigenous Art 2021, running from September 11 – November 20.

Established in 1975, this is one of the longest running multi-media exhibitions that provide artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting. WCC is pleased to announce the return of this annual Juried Exhibition and we can’t wait to share the selected works with the public.

Many of the pieces in the exhibition are for sale and we encourage you to support these artists and display their work proudly in your home and establishments. Our Digital Price List is available for download and our Virtual Facebook Live Opening allows you to see some of the work up close and personal.

Download the Price List Here

Don’t forget to make your selection for our People’s Choice Award, either in person or with our online voting form.

 

 

 

Explore Our Artists Below and Check Out Their Pages to Learn More About Them and the Art They’re Featuring This Year

 

 

Did you miss our Facebook Opening Reception? Watch here to see a walk through of the Indigenous Art 2021 Exhibition and hear from some of our featured artists!

 

Several items within Indigenous Art 2021 are for sale. Download our digital price list and support Indigenous Artists by purchasing their works and displaying it proudly in your homes.

Remember to book your admission tickets to come see the exhibition in person!

 

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

 

Marketing Assistant

 

Job Purpose:

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a youth to assist in Marketing, and to help create visual support materials for a number of different projects and events. This position requires a highly motivated and self-directed individual who is interested in gaining experience in marketing, the creation of visual support materials, social media marketing, basic administration, and in expanding their photography portfolio. This position is supervised by the Marketing Coordinator.

 

Job Duties:

· Attend all Woodland events and provide photography

· Help increase Woodland stock photography

· Take photos of all events for social media

· Take photos of all Education activities and programming to expand our online presence

· Take photos for our upcoming republication of our self-guided tour book

· Assist the Marketing Coordinator with other duties, including administrative duties, the creation of marketing materials, and the creation and implementation of online and social media content

· Assist in the implementation of the Marketing Event Campaign

· Occasional front desk reception, welcoming guests as they come in and using the POS

· Be familiar with the Centre’s programs and upcoming events

· Promote a positive image of Woodland Cultural Centre to the community and the public

· Assist in the documentation of Survivor Interviews, Audios and Videos

 

Submission Process:

This position is generously funded by the Pathways to Success Program through the Indigenous Professional Association of Canada. Applicants must be Indigenous youth, and be between the ages of 17-29 at the start of the contract.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants must have access to transportation to Woodland, and access to reliable internet in the case of working remotely.

Applicants shall submit a cover letter, resume, and two references by 4 pm Wed Sept 22, 2021, to:

Administrative Assistant

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford ON N3S 2X2

519 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Nia:wen/Thank You

Download Full Job Description Here 

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

 

Maintenance Assistant

 

Job Duties

● Routine detail cleaning of museum building: museum, gallery spaces, meeting rooms, offices, kitchen and washroom especially on weekend shifts

● Maintenance of grounds includes weed eating, leaf blowing, power wash etc.

● Some heavy lifting and moving

● Set up and take down for meetings

● Sanitization of high traffic areas and surfaces (PPE provided)

 

Job Responsibilities:

● Ability to take direction as required

● Self-starter working with minimal supervision

● Organized with attention to detail

● Willing to work within a public environment

 

Submission Process:

This position is generously funded by the Pathways to Success Program through the Indigenous Professional Association of Canada. Applicants must be Indigenous youth, and be between the ages of 17-29 at the start of the contract.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants must have access to transportation to Woodland, and access to reliable internet in the case of working remotely.

Applicants shall submit a cover letter, resume, and two references by 4 pm Wed Sept 22, 2021, to:

Administrative Assistant

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford ON N3S 2X2

519 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Nia:wen/Thank You

Download Full Job Description Here 

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

 

Fundraising Assistant

 

Description:

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a youth to assist with Fundraising initiatives, including the Save the Evidence Fundraising Campaign. This position requires a highly motivated individual who is interested in gaining experience in database management, tracking of donations, development, partnership development, fundraising strategy, social media marketing, and administration.

Job Duties:

· Assist in all stages of fundraising endeavors, including the Save the Evidence Campaign

· Assist in maintaining our fundraising files and databases

· Assist with major fundraising initiatives like Orange Shirt Day and Giving Tuesday

· Administration related to donor management, including thank you letters and website updates

· Assist in the planning and implementation of fundraising Social Media and Marketing strategy

· Possible front desk reception coverage, welcoming guests as they come in and using the POS

· Be familiar with the Centre’s programs and upcoming events

· Promote a positive image of Woodland Cultural Centre to the community and the public

 

Submission Process:

This position is generously funded by the Pathways to Success Program through the Indigenous Professional Association of Canada. Applicants must be Indigenous youth, and be between the ages of 17-29 at the start of the contract.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants must have access to transportation to Woodland, and access to reliable internet in the case of working remotely.

Applicants shall submit a cover letter, resume, and two references by 4 pm Wed Sept 22, 2021, to:

Administrative Assistant

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford ON N3S 2X2

519 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

Nia:wen/Thank You

 

Download Full Job Description Here