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Job Description

Job Title:          Language Centre Digitizer and Cataloguer

Division:           Language Department, Woodland Cultural Centre

Position:           June 7th 2021 – February 28th 2022, 22hrs/week, $17/hr

 

Position Closes June 4th 2021. Candidates may be interviewed through the posting period.

 

Job Duties:

  • Assist the Language Department with inventory, data-entry, and cataloging
  • Digitize and catalogue the contextual collection of 110 audiocassette tapes
  • Identify the Longhouse Speeches, Songs, and topics of conversation on the audiocassettes in Cayuga and Onondaga languages, and input this information into WCC Language’s PastPerfect database
  • Some audio editing in Audacity and/or Adobe Audition
  • Adhering to the guidelines set out for the Sacred and Sensitive Materials held at WCC
  • Collection is almost entirely in the Cayuga language, with some Onondaga Language dialog – must be able to differentiate between the two languages
  • Follow Woodland Personnel Policies, and Museum Policies
  • Interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Longhouse Protocols, Speeches, and Haudenosaunee cultural practices, including Ganǫhǫnyǫhk, Gei: Niyoihwa:ge:, and Gaihwi:yo
  • The ability and knowledge to differentiate and distinguish between different Longhouse Speeches and Ceremonies in Cayuga with limited support
  • Ability to speak, write, and understand spoken Cayuga language at an Intermediate level
  • Experience digitizing audio-visual analog materials such as cassette tapes, or willingness to learn
  • Experience editing digital audio files
  • Experience with Audacity, PastPerfect Museum Software, Adobe Create Cloud Suite, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Teams are considered assets
  • Understanding of Haudenosaunee cultural history and current issues
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills in English and Cayuga
  • Familiar with both Mac & PC operating systems, or willing to learn
  • Time management skills, and completion of assigned projects
  • Able to work as a team as well as independently
  • Research skills would be considered an asset

Please note that this is position must be done on-site, and cannot be done remotely. In the case of closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, complementary work with the Language Department will be assigned.

All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or Resume, a sample of writing in an Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language on the topic of their choice, and three references. References must include one reference who can attest to applicants level of proficiency and literacy in an Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language, one employment reference, and one personal or community reference.

Preference will be given to applicants of Ǫgwehǫ:weh heritage who are proficient in the languages of Cayuga and Onondaga.

 

Closing Date: June 4, 2021 at 1PM

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by 1PM on June 4 2021 to:

 

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

(519) 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Watch the Replay on Facebook Live and place your bid either on the Facebook Live or comment on the artists pages listed below!

 

 

Woodland Cultural Centre is holding our first virtual face mask auction this Saturday May 15th, 2021 at 2PM on FaceBook Live. The face mask auction will consist of new original works of art in response to the new realities created by the global coronavirus pandemic impacting so many Indigenous communiti

es across the country. The artful masks created include any mixed media inclusive of but not limited to glass bead, quill, leather, found objects etc. The mask are either functional or sculptural and 50% of proceeds are shared with artists and 50% goes to support WCC programs, specifically School Visits & Educational Programming and Exhibitions.

 

 

Click on the names of our incredible artists to see their page and be sure to place your bids in the comment section, located at the bottom of each individual page. Check them out to learn more about the artist and the process behind their mask making!

 

Item #1 – Kelly Greene

 

Item #2 – Maxine Brake

 

Item #3 – Santee Smith

 

Item #4 – Santee Smith 

 

Item #5 – Mary Clause 

 

Item #6 – Logan Staats

 

Item #7 – Layla Black

 

Item #8 – Jessie Hill

 

Item #9 – Laura Martin

 

 Item #10 – Sherry Lickers 

 

Item #11 – Nikki Hill

 

Item #12 – Amanda Roy

 

Item #13 – Corrine Chappell 

 

 Item #14 – Natesa Medlicott-Kappo

 

Item #15 – Theresa Marie Mt.Pleasant

 

  Item #16 – Taalrumiq

 

Item #17 – Carley Gallant-Jenkins 

 

Don’t forget to watch our Facebook Live to see some amazing stories from the artists!

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First Virtual Spring Craft Fair. June 11-13, 2021

INDIGENOUS CRAFT FAIR at woodland cultural centreThis year Six Nations organizations will be hosting, selling, and promoting Indigenous crafts, art, and products during the Virtual Craft Fair.

Indigenous Artisans and Crafters will have a whole community of support behind them and will learn critical skills to help them market their businesses in a digital age!

Woodland Cultural Centre, Six Nations Tourism, Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association, Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, and Six Nations Arts & Crafts are partnering to help you sell your products.

Learn critical marketing and business skills to keep sales coming after!

Work with our team of experts and trainers through a series of 3 virtual training workshops to share skillsets of digitizing content, social media, and ecommerce.

20 Six Nations Craft Vendors are invited to participate in the three-day online live FB event, including a month’s exposure on shared media links to promote your website and attend three professional training workshops.

What accepted vendors will get access to:

  • NO registration/commission fee
  • Free Hosting and Sales Processing on the WoodlandCulturalCentre.ca website for 30 days
  • Promotion on 3 Day Facebook Live Craft Show event
  • 4 Part Vendor Workshops to train on photography, websites, social media and digital sales. (see full list of workshops below)
  • Special Gifts and Resources for the 20 selected vendors

 

There are only 20 spots available to local Indigenous Business owners so don’t procrastinate and

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.

 


 

Full Vendor Workshop Outline:

 

Webinar 1:     May 13th, 2021

Digitizing Art – Sage and Cedar, Digital Entrepreneur

  • Lessons on how to digitize art so it looks professional for showcasing Online
  • How to use an iPhone and equipment you have at home on a budget
  • List of affordable but reliable technology/products to enable artist to digitize their pieces of work for purposes to sell virtually/online.
  • $75 supply budget

Webinar 2:     May 27th, 2021

Social Media – Layla Black, Marketing & Brand Specialist

  • An overview of social media channels and how to grow an audience
  • Discuss the benefits of social media, and its purpose
  • Lessons in best social posting practices/ The Dos and don’ts
  • Going through the critical path of marketing an event online

Webinar 3:     June 17th, 2021

Building a Website – Facilitated by HHBRTA

  • Purpose/Benefits of having a website
  • The ease and steps required to build a website (9 Steps)
  • Examples of Website Creators and the steps to get started
  • A breakdown of costs associated with having your own website
  • What content should be on your website and how to schedule it.
  • The benefits and security of selling products online and shipping considerations (TBC).

Webinar 4:     July 8th, 2021

Sales & Marketing 101 – Melissa Schenk

  • How to maximize social media efforts through planned marketing campaigns that will result in increased traffic to your website.
  • A look at digital vs traditional marketing tactics, what to consider and which to pursue.
  • Tricks in closing a sale.
  • Quick reference guide to simple marketing efforts

 

 

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Woodland Cultural Centre will be celebrating National Canadian Film Day with a digital film screening of the powerful film, Rustic Oracle directed by Sonia Boileau.

 

 

A moving portrait of a family in crisis, Rustic Oracle tells the story of an eight-year-old girl who joins her mother in a desperate race against time to search for her older sister who’s gone missing from their Mohawk community. While their journey to find answers is one that no family should go through, their shared hope helps mother and daughter come together in love amidst difficult circumstances. 

 

Photo Credit: Randy Kelly

 

Sonia is a bilingual Kanienkeha:ka and Québécois filmmaker who has been working for over fifteen years at bringing Indigenous content to the screen for viewers of all cultural backgrounds. She first started making documentaries to explore her bicultural heritage and understand the impacts of colonialism.   

 

Join us April 21st at 1PM for our virtual screening and to celebrate Indigenous storytellers. This is a free event, but we kindly suggest a minimum donation of $5 to help the Arts department continue to provide digital programming like this.

Click Here to Register 

 

 

 

 

 

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Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to announce our line up of Spring Break workshops for youth ages 6+

 

Looking for a way to engage your kids in Indigenous Education during Spring Break this year, without having to leave your home?

Our education staff invite you and your family to participate in various workshops, crafts, and virtual tours over the Spring Break April 12-16, 2021. The beaded corn cob keychain will be available for youth 13+ to teach them the medicine of beading and also the significance of corn. We will also be offering the pinch pot workshop to for the younger children ages 6+. During the week we will have 3 screenings of our the virtual tour of the Mohawk Institute Residential School at various times.

Craft kits will be supplied, and spots are limited so register today.

 

Workshops will be set with a 25 person capacity to ensure our team can assist all participants. If you are looking to book these tours for larger groups outside of this scheduled event please contact tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

Monday April 12, 2021 – 10AM Mohawk Institute Virtual Tour $10

The virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. During the video Lorrie provides the history of the institution over its 140 year history. Viewers will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building, as well as hear interviews from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute. (Ages 13+)

Click Here to Book Tickets

 

Tuesday April 13, 2021 – Corn Cob Keychain Workshop at 1PM & 7PM $13

Join us virtually for our Spring Break Workshop and learn how to make corn cob keychains with beads and leather. We will share the significance of corn and guide you through step by step. Craft Kits available. (Ages 13+)

Click Here to Book Tickets

 

Wednesday April 14, 2021 – 7PM Mohawk Institute Virtual Tour $10

The virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. During the video Lorrie provides the history of the institution over its 140 year history. Viewers will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building, as well as hear interviews from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute. (Ages 13+)

Click Here to Book Tickets

 

Thursday April 15, 2021 – Pinch Pot Workshop at 10AM & 1PM $13

Join us virtually for our Spring Break Workshop and learn how to make pinch pots out of clay with our Educational Coordinator. Craft Kits available. (Ages 6+)

Click Here to Book Tickets

 

Friday April 16, 2021 – 10AM Mohawk Institute Virtual Tour $10

The virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. During the video Lorrie provides the history of the institution over its 140 year history. Viewers will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building, as well as hear interviews from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute. (Ages 13+)

Click Here to Book Tickets

 

If you have issues booking online please contact tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca to book your spot via email.