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Posting Period:      February 10 – February 24, 2021 @ 4:00p.m

Position:                  Digital Learning Coordinator

Location:                 Woodland Cultural Centre

Job Status:              Contract until December 31, 2021

Hours of Work:      35

 

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Curator, the Digital Learning Coordinator will evaluate and update educational workshops to be delivered virtually, coordinate the creation of new videos, coordinate the production of a virtual museum tour and implement a self-guided tour app.  The Digital Learning Coordinator will work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To evaluate and update nine (9) WCC educational workshops to be delivered virtually, and in alignment with the Ontario curriculum
  • To coordinate the production of eighteen (18) 10-15 minute videos (2 per workshop) interviewing community members and knowledge holders regarding key topics in the educational workshops
  • Work with Marketing to coordinate the launching of these 9 workshops on a compatible digital platform
  • To coordinate the production of a 60 minute (1 hour) virtual tour film of the WCC Museum, including overseeing script development, being the primary contact with the video production company, scheduling interviews and meetings as needed, and working with key staff to review the film following post-production.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the DriftScape app as a self-guided tour tool for the WCC museum and galleries
  • To work with staff across the organization, including Education, Marketing, Museum, Collections, and Language
  • Report writing as directly related to this project (summaries for marketing, and narratives for reporting purposes)
  • Perform other administrative duties as required

 

 

***For a full description of the Essential Duties & Responsibilities and Education/Experience, please refer to attached Job Description for further details***

 

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: February 24, 2021 @ 4:00p.m

 

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

 

 

 

Nia:wen/Thank You

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Continuance: Yonkwa’nikonhrakontáhkwen – Our Consciousness Continues Unchanged

 

Continuance is the state of remaining in existence.

 

This powerful performance has been released by National Arts Centre for public viewing.

Watch the Performance on the National Art Centre website here now

Continuance as a Grand Act is an embodiment of resilience. A celebration of Indigenous continuance the drive-in theatre shines light, 3D mapping on the dark oppressiveness of the Mohawk Institute Residential School.

With an immersive interplay with live intergenerational Haudenosaunee performers, the new media incorporates ancient-future imagery illuminating that the 142-year history of the school did not destroy cultural perpetuity. Disintegrating the facade of the school into images portraying cultural strength, beauty and iconic Haudenosaunee imagery. Coded within our iconographies are meaningful ways to live in the world with balanced harmony.

Continuance was performed for a live audience on site here at Woodland Cultural Centre on Saturday, October 3, 2020 in Six Nations, ON.

Watch the introduction here.

 

Presented by National Arts Centre English Theatre’s

#grandactsoftheatre

Watch more Grand Acts of Theatre here: https://c.nac.ca/37o17TZ

Supported by RBC and The Jenepher Hooper Fund for Theatre.

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Presentation Partner: Woodland Cultural Centre

Creative Producer, Director, Performer: Santee Smith

Production: Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Performers: Julianne Blackbird, Ascension Harjo, Raelyn Metcalfe, Montana Summers

3D Mapping Design: AVA – Animation & Visual Arts: Emma Lopez and Pedro Narvaez, Co-Directors

Lighting and Staging Design: Lindy Kinoshameg

Cinematographer, Editor: Jon Elliott

Score Composition, Arrangement: Adrian Dion Harjo

Songwriters/Singers: Jennifer Kreisberg, Semiah Smith

Singers: Ascension Harjo, Lindyn Hill, Biine Kwe Elijah, Blayze Longboat, Imani Mitten, Santee Smith

Opening Address and Singer: Biine Kwe Elijah

Green Screen Videographer: Thru The Red Door – Shane Powless

Costume Designer: Adriana Fulop

Production Stage Manager: Candace Scott Moore

Advisor: Roberta Hill

Kanienʼkéha Translator: Tehahenteh Miller

Production Stage Manager Mentee: Donika Stonefish

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Matrilineal Bundle

 

Godi’nigoha’ (The Women’s Mind)

The exhibition Godi’nigoha’ – The Women’s Mind was composed of pieces from contemporary Iroquoian women artists, Patricia Deadman, Kelly Greene, Shelley Niro, and Jolene Rickard. It is “an examination of an Iroquois women’s perspective on the land and landscape”. The catalogue has photos of the photographs, paintings, and installments that make up the exhibit. A one-day interdisciplinary symposium was held to further explore related questions around Iroquoian women’s traditional relationship to land. The catalogue also includes a small written by Dr. Deborah Doxtator exploring Iroquois women and their connection to the land pre and post contact.

 

Patches

Patches was an exhibition that ran from January 28 to March 6, 1983 showcasing the art of quilt making on the Six Nations and New Credit Reserves. The exhibit included quilts dating from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. The exhibit catalogue has photos of many beautiful quilts, some of which are apart of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s permanent collection. The catalogue also has a brief history of quilting coming to the Six Nations and New Credit reserves.

 

Keepers of Our Culture

Keepers of Our Culture was an exhibit to celebrate native women in the living arts held at the Woodland Cultural Centre. The catalogue showcases some of the various forms of art created by native women with photos of pottery, paintings, sculptures, and masks. Biographies of all the Keepers of Our Culture artists are listed. The catalogue includes the Quills and Quilts segment of the exhibition held at the Glenhyrst Arts Centre.

 

 

See the Library’s online catalogue here

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Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition Witness Blanket, virtual opening reception and film screening. Join Master Carver, Carey Newman and Isha Khan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), Winnipeg, MB, Janis Monture, Executive Director (WCC) and Patricia Deadman, Curator (WCC) for opening remarks followed by a question and answer period.

 

Witness Blanket is coming to Woodland Cultural Centre. The original Witness Blanket is currently at the CMHR undergoing conservation work, the reproduction of the work will be on display at Woodland Cultural Centre from December 13, 2020 to February 26, 2020. There will be a screening of the Witness Blanket Documentary and opening reception with artist Carey Newman for community members to learn more on December 13, 2020 at 7PM via zoom.

 

“The blanket is a universal symbol of protection. For many of us, it identifies who we are and where we’re from – we wear them in ceremony and give them as gifts. Blankets protect our young and comfort our elders.”

 

Carey Newman, Hayalthkin’geme, is a multi-disciplinary artist and master carver from British Columbia. Through his father he is Kwakwak’awakw from the Kukwekum, Giksam and WaWlaby’ie clans of Fort Ruper, and Coast Salish from Cheam of the Sto:lo Nation along the upper Fraser Valley and through his mother he is English, Irish and Scottish. He has done work for numerous corporations, government agencies and museums around the world. Recently appointed as the Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest at the University of Victoria he continues to explore new ideas. Newman was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, 2017 and was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2018. 

Inspired by a woven blanket and in recognition of his father Victor Newman, the Witness Blanket is a large-scale art installation, made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognise the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation.

The items included in the Witness Blanket provide a point of departure and bear witness to the truth. The team travelled over 200,000 kilometres, visited 77 communities, met over 10,000 people and gathered over 889 pieces, inclusive of 161 photos, shoes, bowls dolls, skates to name a few. The finished work is 12 metres long and constructed with 13 panels with a total weight over 2 tons. Inherently, the items contain stories from Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors..

All COVID-19 protocols are in place at the Museum and Galleries with online timed admissions available. Book Online Here

 

As all of us work together towards healing, truth and reconciliation, Witness Blanket is a great opportunity to step inside the history and Woodland Cultural Centre staff are excited to invite the community to come learn safely. 

The Witness Blanket, an exhibition based on the art of Carey Newman and developed in collaboration with, and circulated by, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg, Manitoba).

Fondée sur l’art de Carey Newman, l’exposition La Couverture des témoins a été créée en collaboration avec le Musée canadian pour les droits de la personne (Winnipeg, Manitoba), qui en assure la diffusion.

 

We invite the community to celebrate this incredible piece of work and come and meet the Artist behind it at our Online Opening Reception. Admission is by donation and pay what you can. Witness Blanket Opening Reception Information Here.

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Why is the project by Woodland Cultural Centre so important?  Saving the Evidence of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School saves the truth.

 

This photo was taken by photographer Ian R. Maracle of an old chair in the Boy’s Playroom in the basement of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School.

This playroom holds many stories, from boxing rings and the boys constant violent brawls, to the windows perched at eye level will boys would wait for their parents to drive down the lane way and pick them up. Those that didn’t get picked up, remember crying at those windows.

The Save the Evidence campaign serves to save these stories, and restore the building so they can continue to be told.

The fundraising team has announced a $75,000 Goal to complete Phase 2 of the project. (read the Fall Campaign Letter here)

Community Donations to Save the Evidence Make All the Difference

We are so grateful to see the community coming together to fundraise for the Save the Evidence campaign. Over the last few years of this project so many individuals and organizations have risen to the call for support. We have had people hold bake sales, some are biking across the province like Maddy Pillon in the photo to the right. On Orange Shirt Day she biked to 3 Residential School locations across Ontario. Another biker Niinzhino Waabi-Miigwanag (Two White Feathers) has been raising money for various causes like Landback lane, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and of course Save the Evidence (picture on left)

Local businesses in Brantford and surrounding area have also stepped up. Businesses like Oakhill Marketplace held auctions on Facebook Live, and through rallying their customers around the cause, were able to donate more than $5000 to the campaign. (picture on bottom right)

Some businesses donating proceeds of merchandise sold, and there are even community members that are working out to show their support! The Sweaty Run Club has held group runs and held special fundraising events and made several contributions to Save the Evidence.

We also want to acknowledge 100 Sweaty Sweats from Alex McGillivray who is raising money sweating every day to donate on December 1st for Giving Tuesday where her donation and efforts will be matched!

When we all come together, we can achieve so much. Even the simple act of sharing this page, spreading the word with your contacts and networks and on your social media, goes a long long way.

The Save the Evidence campaign would not have made it this far into the project without the grassroots support of community members like you.

Make sure to respond to the Facebook Event and follow us on Instagram so we can update you of all the different fundraising initiatives that are ongoing from supporters.

If you’re looking for help on fundraising ideas our Save the Evidence team is here to assist. Contact ste@woodlandculturalcentre.ca for more information. This year fundraisers are getting ready for Giving Tuesday!

For one day only, a community parter the Dufresne-Ray Foundation is matching all donations that come through CanadaHelps for Save the Evidence. Also all donors will be entered into a special contest to be one of the first community members to be given an in person tour of the inside of the buildings and the renovations thus far.

For More Details on Giving Tuesday 2020 and how you can enter the contest and DOUBLE YOUR DONATION, click here

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All of us here at Woodland Cultural Centre are thrilled to announce that we are so close to raising our goal to complete the “Bricks and Morter” Restoration of the Mohawk Institute Residential School.

“We just need to raise $75,000 more to complete the Phase 2 construction.”

 

Phase 1 saw the condemned site undergo a major restoration of its roof, HVAC, removal of hazardous materials, foundation restoration, floors, electrical, drywall, some historic windows replacement and much more.

The total budget for the physical restoration of the Mohawk Institute Residential School building is $23.5 million. We are eager to complete fundraising for Phase 2 of the project which includes external masonry restoration, remaining windows and important accessibility features. The Woodland Cultural Centre needs to raise an additional $75,000 to complete our $500,000 goal for Phase 2.

Now, more than ever, we need you to support the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save the Evidence campaign to complete the nationally important restoration of the Mohawk Institute Residential School.

We have had unprecedented success to date raising $425,000 from donations large and small and every dollar has helped as a demonstration of your support. The Save the Evidence restoration project, as well as our on-going important work with Mohawk Institute Residential School Survivors, ensures this important history is preserved for future generations.

December starts with Giving Tuesday as a way to share gratitude before the holiday season! As part of the December 1st, Giving Tuesday campaign we are very honoured and grateful to have the support of the, Dufresne-Ray Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, who will match your donations for the day.

Our Fall Campaign letter is being sent out to thousands of local businesses and organizations this week and we are sure with the upcoming Giving Tuesday push, we will reach our goals.

Download the Digital Version Here Now

 

It has been a challenging year, but at the Woodland Cultural Centre we are extremely grateful for your on-going support for the Save the Evidence campaign.The remaining $75,000 will complete the important “bricks and mortar” restoration. We’re asking donors to support our campaign by donating what they can, so that we can realize our remaining $75,000 goal by the end of this 2020.

Every dollar raised is an expression of community trust and joins us on a path of reconciliation.

Community non-profit organizations, private businesses both large and small, service organizations, educational and faith groups and individual donors together have helped make this restoration project a reality. If we look back over the last 3 to 4 years, we would not have anticipated the outpouring of support from across the country.

It is time to help us cross the finish line by helping us raise the remaining $75,000 to realize the completed physical restoration. From condemned, to fully restored, and close to the Survivors final dream of having the Mohawk Institute Residential School open as a nationally important historic and educational site, and the only fully restored residential school site in Canada to stand as a testament to history and “site of conscience” for all our future generations. All funds raised will help us reach our goal of completing this historic and monumental project.

To follow the physical restoration you can visit: www.woodlandculturalcentre.ca/the-campaign

Read More about the special contest and how you could win an in person tour of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School and see how your contributions in action.

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Wadrihwa November 2020 Edition now available Digitally

 

For everyone that is already subscribed to our E-Newsletter, check your email this afternoon for the new Wadrihwa. The Wadrihwa was first published by the Woodland Cultural Centre in 1985 and remained a treasured resource for Indigenous culture, art and history for all of the surrounding communities. The newsletter was known for sharing the stories of the Centre and keeping the community engaged in all of the incredible programming available.

The word “Wadrihwa” is a Cayuga word meaning “Spread the Word” or “Spread the News” and we hope this this Newsletter will be a resource used by many to help us do that.

 

The goal of the Wadrihwa is to share the resources of the Woodland Cultural Centre with everyone who wants to learn and give you a glimpse inside of the many departments and programs available.

Wadrihwa Highlights:

  • Message from Executive Director Janis Monture
  • Covid-19 Response and Protocols
  • Witness Blanket comes to Woodland Cultural Centre
  • Free Colouring Book Pages
  • Giving Tuesday Matching Donor Announced and Special Contest

To subscribe to our emails CLICK HERE NOW and enter your best email for us to reach you at.

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Woodland Cultural Centre knows Giving Tuesday 2020 and a generous matching Donor will help them push them over the finish line to complete Phase 2 of Construction of “Save the Evidence”

 


Woodland Cultural Centre is looking for community support this Giving Tuesday December 1, 2020 to help with the final phase of construction at the former Mohawk Institute Residential School and has announced a special contest.

 

 

The Save the Evidence team at WCC has released an update on the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save the Evidence campaign as they work to complete Phase 2, which is the bricks and mortar restoration. Phase 1 saw the condemned site undergo a major restoration of its roof, HVAC, removal of hazardous materials, foundation restoration, floors, electrical, drywall, some historic windows replacement and much more.

The total budget for the physical restoration of the Mohawk Institute Residential School building is $23.5 million. The team is eager to complete fundraising for Phase 2 of the project which includes external masonry restoration, remaining window and important accessibility features.  The Woodland Cultural Centre needs to raise an additional $75,000 to complete their $500,000 goal for Phase 2. 

December 1, 2020 is Giving Tuesday. It is a great way to support the campaign this year. Not only has a special Donor offered to MATCH donations that come in on GivingTuesday, but everyone who makes a donation on this day will be entered into a draw to be the first person taken on an in person tour of the renovations thus far.

 

This year your donations to the Save the Evidence campaign can be twice as powerful. As part of the December 1st, Giving Tuesday campaign Woodland Cultural Centre announced the support of the Dufresne-Ray Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, who will match donations for that day. Community support like this is so vital for the success of the campaign, and when everyone works together we can achieve so much more. 

“We believe in bringing this important national restoration project to fruition and hope many people are inspired to contribute.” Dufresne-Ray Family

Every dollar raised is an expression of community trust and allows them to join us on a path of reconciliation. Your donations on December 1 will be matched, and give you the chance to win the personal tour. 

Follow the Save the Evidence Campaign on their website and make a donation at http://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/the-campaign

 Make sure to hit “Attending” on our Facebook Event so you get updates on our progress all day and the special invitation to our Facebook Live!

 

We are so grateful to see the community coming together to start fundraising already. We have had people hold bake sales, some are biking across the province like Maddy Pillon in the photo to the right, local businesses like Oakhill Marketplace holding auctions on Facebook Live, businesses donating proceeds of merchandise sold, and even 100 Sweaty Sweats from Alex McGillivray who is raising money sweating every day to donate on December 1st.

When we all come together, we can achieve so much. Even the simple act of sharing this page, spreading the word with your contacts and networks and on your social media, goes a long long way.

The Save the Evidence campaign would not have made it this far into the project without the grassroots support of community members like you.

Make sure to respond to the Facebook Event and follow us on Instagram so we can update you of all the different fundraising initiatives that are ongoing from supporters.

If you’re looking for help on fundraising ideas our Save the Evidence team is here to assist. Contact ste@woodlandculturalcentre.ca for more information.

Bookmark this Page and enter your Donations Here on December 1, 2020 through Canada Helps to get them matched by the Dufresne Ray Fund