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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

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Film Synopsis:

In this deeply moving feature-length documentary, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America.

Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie, and Ben were only four of the 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape.

 

  

Director Bio:

Tasha Hubbard (Cree) is an award-winning filmmaker and an Assistant Professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of English. Hubbard won a Gemini Canada Award for her first solo project, Two Worlds Colliding, an exposé of the infamous “starlight tours,” whereby Saskatoon police were abandoning Indigenous men in freezing winter conditions. With her acclaimed 2017 documentary Birth of a Family, made in collaboration with journalist Betty Ann Adam, Hubbard parses the Sixties Scoop legacy: a practice that saw more than 20,000 Indigenous babies removed from their birth families and placed in foster homes or adopted. Hubbard speaks and writes widely on racism and Indigenous media both in Canada and abroad.

 

 

Film Credits:

WRITER Tasha Hubbard, Betty Ann Adam

DIRECTOR Tasha Hubbard

PRODUCER Bonnie Thompson

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER David Christensen

EDITOR Hans Olson

CONSULTING EDITOR Scott Parker

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Allan Leader

CINEMATOGRAPHER Thomas Dudley, Jim Moule

PRODUCT MANAGER Darin Wilson

LOCATION SOUND Per Asplund, Brad Martinl

SOUND DESIGN Perry Blackman

MIXER Serge Boivin

COLOURIST Serge Boivin

TITLES Jacques Bertrand Simard

DATA MANAGEMENT Oliver Lessard

TRANSCRIPTION Patricia Garry

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Betty Ann Adam

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Jasmine Pullukatt, Ginette D’Silva, Faye Yoneda

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Mark Power, Esther Viragh

MARKETING MANAGER Leslie Strafford

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR Bree Beach, Ginette D’Silva

CENTRE OPERATIONS MANAGER Darin Clausen

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Michelle van Beausekom

 

Admission for the film screening is by Donation with a suggested donation minimum of $5.

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND

 

CLICK HERE to Donate.

*If you are unable to make a donation simply click the register button!

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New Contactless Self Guided Tour Download for Woodland Cultural Centre and Online Timed Admission to Gallery and Museum

 

Covid-19 has been a challenging time for all of us. Safety of our community always remains a top priority. Our staff have worked diligently to create a safe socially distanced experience for visitors to learn at WCC.  As a non-profit cultural centre that typically welcomes thousands of children and elders through our gallery and museum each year, we had to work very hard to continue to provide education, art, language and culture while still protecting all of us.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer guided group tours at the moment, however you can now buy your tickets online ahead of time, and put  the contactless Self Guided Tour on your phone or device. We want to keep everyone safe so we ask if you are feeling unwell or have had contact with someone who is sick, to stay at home. All COVID-19 protocols must be followed to protect all of us. We also provide a labelled map to guide you through each area and all social distance markers are clearly marked.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and stay plugged in with the virtual programming our team is rolling out every month.

We thank all of you for the support you’ve given us over these last few months. As we approach the final weeks of Quilt of Belonging being in our gallery to view, we encourage you to Download the Self Guided Tour and Book Your Admission Ticket and use our contactless process to come and see the Quilt before it heads to it’s next destination. Have you seen the Quilt of Belonging Teachers’ Resource Guide?

Don’t forget to sign up for our Email Newsletter to read the personal message from Executive Director Janis Monture in the Save the Evidence E-Newsletter,regarding her return in the midst of a pandemic.

 

Contactless Tickets and Self Guided Tour:

 

Book your Museum Admission Here

 

Download the Self Guided Tour Here

 

Download the Map

 

COVID-19 Protocols and FAQ

 

 

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“We grew up in white homes, speaking only English and with no connection to our people or our culture. Though we were loved, we were outsiders in families that had grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins that were not ours.” Betty Ann Adam

Birth of a Family: Virtual Film Screening hosted by Woodland Cultural Centre October 18, 2020 at 7PM

 

Teióia’ks iakwateró:roks “We watch movies” is a film series hosted monthly by the Woodland Cultural Centre, dedicated to discussing important Indigenous topics and bringing the community together to learn and experience these films together.

The film Birth of a Family shares a familiar story for many Indigenous Canadians who underwent separation from their families during the infamous sixties scoop. This film shares the story of three sisters and one brother who reunite for the first time after decades of being separated. Through their story, we learn of the racial prejudices held against the 20, 0000 Indigenous children who were placed in non-Indigenous homes between 1955 and 1985. In efforts to reconnect to their Indigenous culture and with each other, the story of these four siblings is a heartwarming and moving experience for its audience

In this deeply moving feature-length documentary, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America.

Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie, and Ben were only four of the 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape.

Meeting all together for the first time, they spend a week in Banff, Alberta, sharing what they know about their mother and stories about their lives and the struggles they went through as foster kids and adoptees. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.

Director Bio – Tasha Hubbard:

Tasha Hubbard (Cree) is an award-winning filmmaker and an Assistant Professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of English. Hubbard won a Gemini Canada Award for her first solo project, Two Worlds Colliding, an exposé of the infamous “starlight tours,” whereby Saskatoon police were abandoning Indigenous men in freezing winter conditions.

With her acclaimed 2017 documentary Birth of a Family, made in collaboration with journalist Betty Ann Adam, Hubbard parses the Sixties Scoop legacy: a practice that saw more than 20,000 Indigenous babies removed from their birth families and placed in foster homes or adopted.

Hubbard speaks and writes widely on racism and Indigenous media both in Canada and abroad.

 

 

Watch the Trailer for the Film Here

 

Admission for this event is based on a donation, with a suggested donation amount of $5. To see more details and get registration info CLICK HERE NOW. Limited seating available in the zoom so register for your spot early.

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Digital Strategic Plan for the Woodland Cultural Centre

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford ON

Application Deadline Extension: October 30, 2020 at 4 PM

Background:

 

The Woodland Cultural Centre is a First Nations educational and cultural centre. It was established in 1972 to protect, promote, interpret, and present the history, language, intellect and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe and Ongwehon:weh. This mandate is from our member Nations; Wahta Mohawks, Six Nations of the Grand River, and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

 

Further, the Mohawk Institute Residential School, as part of the Woodland Cultural Centre, is one of only a handful of Residential Schools left still standing in Canada. Through the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign, the impact of this site will service the professional arts and cultural heritage sector, along with the 15,000 visitors the site sees each year.

 

With this major site transformation, it is time to look at how our strategic partnerships with our local tourism sector and support communities can help define the Woodland Cultural Centre’s digital strategic plan.  This plan will outline how artists and the public engage through digital platforms; audience development through digital initiatives; create shared digital spaces and respect for Indigenous cultural protocols through a five-year lens.

 

Our intention is to draft a Five-Year Digital Strategic Plan which clearly maps a path into the future for the major digital assets of the Centre.

 

Objectives of the Consultancy:

 

The objective of this consultancy is to manage the process of creating an effective digital strategic plan to guide the priorities of the Woodland Cultural Centre.

 

Tasks and Duties of the Consultant:

 

Under the guidance of the Executive Director:

 

  1. Complete a needs assessment of the current digital assets at the Woodland Cultural Centre.
  2. Through an exercise of soliciting input from stakeholders including through individual interviews, leading focus groups, and facilitating a SWOT analysis, identifying priorities, gaps, needs, and actions for the Woodland Cultural Centre to meet its mission, mandate and goals.
  3. Prepare a strategy based on the information collected, including:
    1.  the creation of a digital policy that respects Indigenous cultural protocols
    2. identify ways to improve woodlandculturalcentre.ca content through targeted user-based initiatives
    3. enhancing e-commerce abilities through existing website and POS
    4. determine how artists and public can engage through digital platforms
    5. outline audience development through digital initiatives
    6. identify better management of mobile and cloud applications
    7. establish security controls
    8.  specific approaches, indicators, and evaluation.

 

  1. Present the draft strategy in a board meeting to solicit input and feedback to improve the strategy, including key strategic objectives, and high-level indicators for success.
  2. Based on the input and consultation from this meeting, prepare a revised and final copy of the 5 Year Strategic Plan, including financial projections for 2020-2025.

 

The consultancy work will include the following specific tasks:

 

  • Consulting meetings with Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Staff
  • Hold SWOT meetings with appointed committees
  • Hold consultation sessions with support communities
  • Organization of the consultation workshop with board members
  • Organization of the final validation meeting and endorsement of the final strategic plan
  • Review, discuss and complete the final report ready for approval and distribution.

 

Tangible and Measurable Deliverables of the Work Assignment:

 

Performing the above-mentioned activities, the consultant will be responsible for the delivery of the following outputs. The consultant must provide a digital copy for all reports to be presented to the Board.

  • Formalize a work plan for the work to be undertaken, including timelines
  • Interim report presented to the Board summarizing:
    • The results and status of the work accomplished to date, and the problem areas that need to be addressed.
    • A detailed summary of the process through which the goals were organized into short- and long-term goals, how the goals were prioritized, and a 5-year draft action plan.
    • Identifies human and financial resources to carry out the plan.
    • Updated timeline and work plan for remainder of the contract
  • Final Report of the 5-year Strategic Plan agreed upon in the final validation meeting.

 

Supervision of the work:

 

The consultant will work under the direct and overall supervision of the Executive Director.

Roles & Responsibilities

 

The WCC Board is responsible to:

  • Approve and award the contract
  • Be available to meet with the facilitator/consultant
  • Review and discuss and as necessary direct revisions to the draft Report(s)
  • Signify approval of the Final Report via a Board Motion

Proposal Structure

 

The applicants shall provide a digital copy of their proposal that shall include the following details:

  • Background and experience in working with First Nations communities/organizations in the area of Digital Strategic Planning
  • Client References including contact information.
  • Project Methodology (include detailed work plan).
  • Proposed Report Framework (components).
  • Proposed Timeframe for Project (express in terms of consecutive weeks required from the time the contract is awarded).
  • Total Project Cost (including detailed outline of fees and disbursements as per work plan (e.g. be sure to include proposed number and type of meetings and cost per meetings)
  • Proposed payment schedule (The consultant shall not be paid more than 90% of the agreed fees and disbursements until the Final Report has been reviewed and approved by the Board.)

Proposal Selection:

 

The WCC Board may award a contract based on the criteria laid out below:

  • Experience with First Nations and satisfactory performance on similar projects
  • Proposed Schedule for Project
  • Project Methodology
  • Schedule of Fees and Total Estimated Project Cost
  • Presentation
  • References
  • Priority will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage

 

Consultancy Requirements:

 

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience working with First Nation communities/organizations in the areas of digital strategic planning.
  • Experience of working with non-profit and charitable organizations
  • Proven excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Highly motivated and committed to the values of transparency and integrity

Copyright and Project Documents:

 

The information, both written and intellectual, produced in this project is considered to be the property of the WCC, and the Consultant shall not use any documents or information that result from this project without the written permission of the WCC. Further the Consultant shall treat all information that results from this study, both written and verbal, in strict confidence.

Privilege Clauses:

 

The WCC may at its sole discretion, reject or retain for its consideration proposals which are non-conforming because they do not contain the content or form required.

 

Notwithstanding any other provision in the Request for Proposals or practice or custom in the industry, the WCC Board shall have the right to:

  • Accept any Proposal
  • Reject any Proposal
  • Reject all Proposals
  • Accept a Proposal which is not the lowest bid

 

Any person who submits a Proposal shall be deemed to have agreed to the restrictions in the Request for Proposal documents, including the privilege clauses.

 

 

 

Interested candidates should send their complete proposal with CV and three references
by October 13, 2020 at 4 PM to:

 

Executive Director

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street

Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

 

(519) 759-2650

jmonture@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

Download Terms of Reference Here

Continuance Live Show at Woodland Cultural Centre

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Continuance: Yonkwa'nikonhrakontáhkwen - our consciousness continues unchangedTickets are now available for the world premiere of Continuance – Yonkwa;nikonhrakontáhkwen / Our Consciousness Continues Unchanged a physically distanced live multimedia performance taking place on October 3, 2020 at 8:15pm at the Woodland Cultural Centre, the site of the Mohawk Institute Residential School. The performance created and produced by Artistic Director Santee Smith is a part of the National Arts Centre’s Grand Acts of Theatre, an initiative led by English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley.

 

Continuance is the state of remaining in existence and the company’s Grand Act of Theatre is just that, an embodiment of resilience and a celebration of Indigenous continuance. Continuance – Yonkwa;nikonhrakontáhkwen / Our Consciousness Continues Unchanged shines light, 3D mapping on the darkness of the Mohawk Institute Residential School architecture while illuminating the fact that the 142 year history of the school did not destroy cultural perpetuity. Disintegrating the façade of the school into images portraying cultural strength, beauty and iconic Haudenosaunee imagery, the performance is a vivid reminder of the powerful ways of being, embedded within Haudenosaunee wisdom.

 

ADMISSION IS FREE FOR THIS EVENT: Specific Instructions Below

 

CONTINUANCE: Yonkwa’nikonhrakontáhkwen / Our Consciousness Continues Unchanged

a Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Production

Presented by National Arts Centre English Theatre’s Grand Acts of Theatre

Marking this Moment

*Please arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted to the grounds for performance.*

 

PLEASE READ full description below. By registering a ticket you agree to the terms and instructions. Please contact staff if you cannot make it as we have a waiting list. frontdesk@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

LIVE EVENT SCHEDULE:

 

Premiere Performance

7:45PM Doors Open

8:15PM Opening Remarks

8:30PM Premiere – Performance

8:45PM Departure

Get Tickets for 8:30PM Show

 

Performance Two:

9:00PM Doors Open

9:30PM Performance

9:45PM Departure

Get Tickets for 9:30PM Show

 

Performance Three:

10:00PM Doors Open

10:30PM Performance

10:45PM Departure

Get Tickets for 10:30PM Show

 

LOCATION:

This is a Live Event on site at Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON

Continuance Live Show at Woodland Cultural Centre

 

THIS EVENT IS BEING PHOTOGRAPHED AND RECORDED.

This event will be photographed and recorded.  By attending the event, individuals are deemed to consent to the recording of their image and use of their image in connection with recordings and photographs of the event, which may be published.  All video recordings and images of the event captured by the organizers shall be the sole property of organizers and all rights of personality, publicity, privacy, or other rights of participants in recordings or photographs shall be deemed to have been waived.

COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS:

Please note that due to restrictions pertaining to Covid 19 the Woodland Cultural Centre building will be closed to the public and there will be no public bathrooms available. As well we ask everyone to stay within the boundaries of their assigned space on the grounds of the Woodland Cultural Centre. (Insert any other needed safety specifics)

As the performing arts sector continues to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Arts Centre has responded with Grand Acts of Theatre, an initiative to bring Canadian artists and audiences together. Eleven of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies have been engaged to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these times, which will be performed outdoors in front of live audiences in various Canadian locations, filmed, and later shared online. For more information on Grand Acts of Theatre and the companies involved please visit nac-cna.ca/GrandActsofTheatre (please use UTM hyperlink provided)

The National Arts Centre Foundation wishes to thank RBC Foundation as Presenting Partner of Grand Acts of Theatre.

Grand Acts of Theatre is also made possible thanks to the support from The Jenepher Hooper Fund for Theatre at the National Arts Centre Foundation, established as a result of a generous gift from the estate of Jenepher Margaret Hooper.