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Community Update: Woodland Cultural Centre Reopens to the Public Under COVID-19 Protocols

 

We are happy to announce we will be opening our Museum and Galleries from Monday March 29th – Thursday April 1st from 10am-3pm and then returning to normal COVID hours thereafter:

Sunday & Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm

Saturday 11am – 4pm

 

Masks are mandatory and all COVID-19 Protocols are in place and must be followed. We ask that guests follow social distancing stickers and markers throughout the facility and please do not come to the Centre if you are feeling unwell. 

Prebook tickets online or call Visitor Services 519-759-2650

Contactless payment is preferred. 

See More Info and Book Your Tour Here: http://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/admission

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Our current exhibition of The Witness Blanket will be at Woodland Cultural Centre until March 27, 2021. Unfortunately, our galleries are still closed and it saddens us that our visitors will not be able to see the installation in person before then. Fortunately, however, our team has been working hard to gather educational resources to compliment our current exhibition.

Our Witness Blanket Educational Resource is Now Available to Download!

 

 

“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.”

Inspired by a woven blanket, 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 recognize 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..

 

 

Download Educational PDF Here

 

Did you miss our exclusive Facebook Live virtual tour and discussion with artist Carey Newman? Watch Here to see Carey take us through and share some of the stories that make up the Witness Blanket.

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Even though our galleries are still closed, our team is working hard to gather educational resources to compliment our current exhibition “The Witness Blanket”.

Inspired by a woven blanket, 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 recognize the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation.

Join us on Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 6PM for an exclusive virtual tour with master carver Carey Newman as he shares some of the stories that make up the Witness Blanket.

 

Register for the Zoom Meeting Here or watch on our Facebook Page live.

This event is a Free Event with a suggested donation of $5 to help support Arts Programming.

Click the Button Below to Make a Donation with your Ticket



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Emily Pauline Johnson (10 March 1861 – 7 March 1913), also known by her Mohawk stage name Tekahionwake (pronounced dageh-eeon-wageh, literally ‘double-life’), was a Canadian poet, author, and performer who was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

 

flint and feather pauline johnsonJohnson was well known for her poems, short stories, and performances that celebrated her mixed-race heritage, drawing from both her Indigenous and English background.

Her most popular books of poetry were The White Wampum (1895), Canadian Born (1903), and Flint and Feather (1912); and her collections of stories Legends of Vancouver (1911), The Shagganappi (1913), and The Moccasin Maker (1913)

Johnson was committed and passionate about Native causes however she was deeply entrenched in the world of Canada’s pioneering New Women and their efforts to increase opportunities for the female sex. E. Pauline Johnson paved a way and made a name for herself as an Indigenous woman.

What are your favourite works by E. Pauline Johnson?

Inside the Woodland Cultural Centre Museum you will find several artifacts, books, clothes and posters from Tekahionwake’s journey. as writer and celebrated performer.

Who are some other strong Indigenous females that you look up to?

Today for International Women’s Day, let’s look at the strength of the First Women of Canada and celebrate the courage of Indigenous Women all around Turtle Island. Let us honour  them not just today, but everyday.

Some people believed Johnson was Canada’s best Native American poet. Some others attributed her success to her theatrical talents or to her successful blending of Indian and English elements in her poetry. For her part, Johnson seemed to care little whether she was remembered as a great poet. “Forget that I was Pauline Johnson, but remember that I was Tekahionwake, the Mohawk that humbly aspired to be the saga singer of her people,” she was quoted as saying in Lucie Hartley’s biography, Pauline Johnson.

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

Posting Period:       March 2, 2021 – March 19, 2021 @ 4:00p.m.

Position:                  Marketing & Programming Supervisor

Location:                 Woodland Cultural Centre

Job Status:              Full-Time Permanent

Hours of Work:      37.5

Salary Range:         $45,000 – $55,000/annum

 

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Curator, the Marketing & Programming Supervisor will manage the marketing and public programming for the Woodland Cultural Centre.  The Marketing & Programming Supervisor will take the lead on marketing initiatives and public programming development, event planning, liaise with the local arts & cultural institutions, training summer students and interns, and look for opportunities to expand and improve the visitor experience.  The Marketing & Programming Supervisor will work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Executive Director by leading the marketing initiatives and public programming development.
  • Hire, train, and supervise summer students and interns, ensuring customer service and the visitor experience is positive and staff understand history and culture of the community.
  • Implement the marketing plan/strategies aimed at increasing traffic to the Centre and its events
  • Update and create content for website and all of the social media sites
  • Coordinate graphic design jobs with 3rd party contractor
  • Coordinate all video and photo shoots with 3rd party contractor
  • Assist in the maintenance of partnerships and relationships with local arts and cultural institutions
  • Research, identify, secure and preserve new or relevant public programming.
  • Assist in installing permanent and temporary thematic exhibits.
  • Implement public programming
  • Assist with grant proposals, employment incentives, and requests for funding proposals.
  • Assist with planning and operations of special events
  • Creation of marketing reports to be reviewed by the Board of Directors.
  • 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***

Download Full Job Description here

 

 

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: March 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

 

 

 

Nia:wen/Thank You

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Posting Period:       March 2, 2021 – March 19, 2021 @ 4:00p.m.

 

Position:                  Language & Cultural Coordinator

Location:                 Woodland Cultural Centre

Job Status:              Full-Time Permanent

Hours of Work:      37.5

Salary Range:         $30,000 -$46,865/annum

 

SUMMARY

 

Reporting to the Curator, the Language & Cultural Coordinator will manage the daily operations of the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre.  The Language & Cultural Coordinator will lead language and cultural programs, continue the documentation, research, stabilization, and promotion of Ǫngwehǫ:weh languages, train contract staff and summer students, and work closely with the language programs in the three support First Nations.  The Language & Cultural Coordinator will work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as first point of contact for the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre including greeting visitors as they enter the Centre, answering calls/emails, and responding to inquiries.
  • Assist the Curator by leading the cultural educational programming initiatives. Coordinates with the Cultural Interpreters in delivery of cultural education programming.
  • Hire, train, and supervise the contract staff and summer students, ensuring staff understand language and culture of the community.
  • Assist in the maintenance of partnerships and relationships with Six Nations, Wahta Mohawks and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte language programs.
  • Development and coordination of introductory level Haudenosaunee languages workshops
  • Ensure safe and secure handling of language recordings.
  • Develop and install language displays in the Centre and Museum/Galleries.
  • Assist with grant proposals, employment incentives, and requests for funding proposals.
  • Assist in the development of strategies to improve the viability and growth of language learners.
  • Assist with design of financial models, budgets and proposals.
  • 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***

Download Full Job Description Here

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

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 or Onondaga.

 

Closing Date: March 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

 

 

 

Nia:wen/Thank You

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The Save the Evidence team has been working hard to create the February E-Newsletter. Inside this edition you will read about important updates regarding our Fall Campaign, Giving Tuesday and some exciting new announcements of foundation supporters like CIBC and TD Bank.

 

It has been a primary focus of Woodland Cultural Centre staff to keep lines of communication open during these challenging times and email has been an extremely effective way for us to share information about events, fundraisers, and exhibitions. We continue to express our gratitude to all of you who have supported the Centre and especially the Save the Evidence campaign. We hope that all of you will join our E-Newsletter list to continue to stay plugged into the heart beat of programming at Woodland Cultural Centre.

“We support your vision to raise awareness and transform tragedy into opportunities for cultural growth.” – Barbara and Rae Cross, STE Donor

 

“May there be healing, affirmation, catharsis, and transformative/restorative learning through this process. My heart is with residential school survivors and their families, those who are remembered, and all who have been affected. Thank you/Miigwech for your work.” – Sarah Tumaliuan, STE Donor

Nya:weh/Thank you to all of you who support the vision of Woodland Cultural Centre and the Save the Evidence Campaign.

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