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The Woodland Cultural Centre is inviting the community out to their first social distanced outdoor concert, showcasing Nationally renowned Indigenous Singer Songwriters from across Turtle Island on September 19, 2020 from 7-10PM.

What is Unplugged?

Unplugged is a socially distanced concert as part of the Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) performing art series.  This acoustic concert is highlighting the female voices of singer/songwriters: Lacey Hill (Six Nations), Biine Elijah (Oneida), Ila Barker (Manitoba) and Beatrice Deer (Quebec).  Due to travel restrictions the performances of Beatrice Deer and Ila Barker will be screened instead of in-person performances. Hosted by Santee Smith.

Performances will take place on the front steps of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School and symbolize the resilience of Indigenous culture, creativity and expression. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the evening from socially distanced spaces as marked.

Due to STAGE 2.5 COVID Precautions we are only able to welcome 40 guests on site. We ask, if you did not get a ticket to please be patient as our team will be recording and releasing the recordings at a later date. 

If you do have a ticket, please arrive early and on time and maintain social distancing practices while on site.

Hosted by Santee Smith:

Founding and Managing Artistic Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre; Chancellor  McMaster University; Artist; Guest Speaker.  Santee Smith is an internationally recognized leader in the performing arts, a multidisciplinary artist and producer from the Kahnyen’kehàka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario. She is one of Canada’s leading dance artists, and holds McMaster University degrees in Physical Education and Psychology along with a Master of Arts in Dance from York University.  Recovering from two broken legs, she completed six years of training at Canada’s National Ballet School, undertook theatre training and earned her degrees. She returned to dance in 1996 as a choreographer and dedicated six years to create and produce her first dance work, Kaha:wi, a family creation story.

In 2005, she founded the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre with a vision to explore the intersection of Indigenous and new performance, international Indigenous collaborations and training. Through her research and creative practise, she is a strong voice for Indigenous dramaturgy, process and advocacy. Santee will also be showcasing her brand new piece Continuance as a drive in light production at the front of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School October 3, 2020 at 9PM. See here for more details about Continuance

Live Performances:

Lacey Hill – Six Nations

Have you heard Lacey? Watch as she takes the stage. Isn’t she gorgeous? She sits on her stool, or chair, or on the edge of the stage, and her long hair slides down her shoulder. The guitar settles comfortable in her hold as she plucks a few strings and tunes it to her liking. Then she strums. Her music is set on fire by her distinct voice. You keep watching her. The vocals are delicate, yet powerful. She makes her guitar sing too. One song is happy. Another is sad. Her third is jealous and spiteful. Now you’re watching and listening. Each one, you find, is stuffed with honesty. Each one, you find, rings with the energy Lacey used to create something wonderful from pain. Each one, you find, fills you with something you dismiss as deja vu.

The melodies wash over you, her lyrics, carried by her voice, weave something unspeakable in and outside of her guitar playing. She’s something. You keep listening and you’re ecstatic and touched and haunted all at once.

The last notes fade from the air. She stands up. She smiles. “Thank you.”

Biine Elijah – Onieda Nation of the Thames

Biine ‘Kwe is a member of the contemporary singing group “Hatiyo” (The Good Voice). As an artist, Biine creates music in Oneida for performance but also to enrich language revitalization through song. Her previous work included songwriting workshops for youth programming at the Oneida Community Centre.

As the Youth Project Coordinator Biine had the opportunity to produce content for the Indigenous Higher Education Pathway program – Indigenous Storytelling. Which included developing video content and a singing circle for students enrolled in the course. She has had the opportunity to present at multiple events including vigils for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Residential School survivors, Stop The Framework: Ottawa, Powwow’s and many festivals in the Ontario region.

Distance Streamed Performances:

Ila Barker – Manitoba

With soul and voice well beyond her years, folk artist Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Ila is of mixed ojibwe and settler heritage with roots running deep in the prairies, bringing tones of rich history and texture to her craft.

Fusing authentic and timeless notes this singer songwriter will surely connect and leave a lasting impression. Ila has brought her craft to an array festivals and stages including the Regina Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the sākihiwē festival.

In the summer of 2019 Ila opened for Jeremy Dutcher at the Indian River Festival. In February 2020 Ila released the “Let Go” single, a collaboration with UK based artist Milan André that was recorded off the floor in one take in the northern Cree Nation of Nemaska, Quebec. She is also working on finalizing album plans for her highly anticipated follow-up EP to be released fall of 2020.

Beatrice Deer – Quebec

Canadian Aboriginal Music Award-winning singer-songwriter Beatrice Deer hails from Nunavik. Half-Inuk and half-Mohawk, Deer left her small hometown of Quaqtaq, Quebec (population: 376) in 2007 for three life-changing reasons: 

1) She moved to Montreal to get serious about making music—and it worked. Deer has now released five albums, each deepening her trademark blend of traditional Inuit throat singing with contemporary indie rock. My All to You, her fifth record, marks a significant milestone in the history of Inuindie music (a genre Deer pioneered), as this is the first time she composed all the songs’ instrumentation as well as the lyrics. Her themes range from classical Inuit folk tales and legends to the importance of finding understanding and the search for meaning within personal growth. Her songs are especially beloved in Arctic Canada, where she tours frequently and where audiences sing along to her songs during concerts. She sings in three languages: Inuktitut, English, and French. Her collaborators include luminaries from the likes of Land of Talk, The Barr Brothers, Stars, Timber Timbre, Bell Orchestre, Suuns, and executive producer Michael Felber.

2) The second reason Deer left the north was to pursue higher education—and to ensure that her two daughters (now aged 16 and 18) also had access to proper schooling as well. Deer’s artistic experience manifests itself in countless ways: she has been everything from a book designer to an actor to a model. A highly regarded seamstress, she’s also the voice of safety briefings on First Air and can be heard on children’s TV shows. But above all, her primary medium is music, both as a singer, and now, with My All to You, as a songwriter as well. The education she sought in Montreal manifests itself in this latest release. It’s an album of maturity, of hard-fought wisdom, and of spiritual depth. 

3) The final reason Deer came to Montreal was to get therapy. “My All to You is all about owning up,” she explains. “It’s about reconciliation with your self—which is the hardest thing to do. And I mean that on a personal level as well as on a national level.” At this moment in the country’s history, when reconciliation between Canadians and First Peoples has finally become a central issue, Deer has an important message to share: she believes that reconciliation begins with each of us. “You can’t be a change maker if you haven’t gone through it yourself,” she says. “You can’t help if you haven’t gone through healing yourself. It’s a lot easier to forgive other people than it is to forgive yourself. To get to where I am today I had to forgive myself many, many times. I still work on it.” 

As a role model for her community and an advocate for healthy living, Deer is often asked to do speaking engagements. Her primary message is that each of us must take control of our own life. “Nobody else can do it for you,” she insists. “You can’t change what happened. You can only change how you deal with it.” The starting point for her latest album was a desire to relive the moment in her own life when she decided to transform her outlook. “I’d struggled for many years, in many ways—until I realized the change had to come from me,” Deer says. “I know that now that I’m not in constant pain anymore. I can finally perceive things properly. And I want to use that to help others. Music is such an effective way to help. It can be such a positive tool for empowerment.”

 

Tickets to this Event are Sold Out and due to 2.5 Covid-19 Restrictions, social distancing protocols will be followed at the event.

 

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Schedule of Events:

 

7:00PM – Opening Address
7:15PM – Biine ‘Kwe Elijah: On-site Performance
7:50PM – ILA Barker: Distance Live Stream Performance
8:30PM – Lacey Hill: On-site Performance
9:20PM – Beatrice Deer: Distance Live Stream Performance
9:55PM – Closing Remarks

 

We ask that all audience members arrive approximately 30 minutes before the show starts so our Events Team can check you in, and lead you to your designated viewing “Pod” where you can set up your chairs and blankets. Seating will be based on first come first serve. Please keep your social distance from those outside of your family, dress appropriate for the weather, and enjoy the evening safely.

 

 

 

 

 

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This year, our programming has had to adapt to the current COVID-19 restrictions. However, Orange Shirt Day must not be forgotten and we feel it’s critical for us to continue to educate about the importance of wearing orange on September 30th.

Our Virtual Events are filling up quickly, both from schools and families at home. We will have live performances from Indigenous Singer/Songwriter Nick Sherman, sharing his song “The Mush Hole” with us. There are also 2 exclusive, never before seen Survivor Interviews that were recorded specifically for this event.

“What I want for the future generations, the seven generations coming up, is to get back their language, culture and ceremonies. Because that’s basically what the residential schools took away from all us kids that went there. We want them to be aware of these schools and what happened, they should always remember these residential schools and what happened so that none of these schools can ever come in existence again.”Geronimo Henry, Mohawk Institute Survivor

Our Education Staff has put together an informative Home Study Guide for all of those registered for our online events, so they have a better understanding of the history and significance before attending the actual event. Inside this resource package you will get:

  • Personal Letter from our Education Coordinator
  • About the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Confederacy
  • History of Grand River settlement
  • Orange Shirt Day background
  • Mohawk Institute Residential School history

We will also be providing a POST package to send out to families and educators filled with resources to continue the conversation and dialogue about this dark part of Canadian history.

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Job Posting: Education Coordinator

Closing Date: Until Filled

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a dynamic, creative and organized individual to oversee the Education Department at the Woodland Cultural Centre. With thousands of students visiting the Centre on an annual basis, we require the candidate to have excellent organization skills, administrative experience and a passion for educating all about Indigenous culture, history, art, and the residential school experience.  

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Curator, the Education Coordinator assumes responsibility for the development and delivery of strategic educational programmes and initiatives related to the history, language, artistic practices and teachings of Hodinohsho:ni culture.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Education Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the strategic operations of the Museum Education Department of the WCC. This includes:

  • Day-to-day office administration, coordinating tours and workshops both onsite, virtually as well as part of education outreach.
  • Leading the Museum Education staff (Group Visits and Facility Registrar, Cultural Interpreters) towards Museums Education department objectives.
  • Delivery of outreach presentations and virtual workshops.
  • Working collaboratively with other WCC departments, school boards and residential school Survivors.
  • Networking and fostering new partnerships, maintaining and strengthening relationships with academic and support communities.
  • Continual review and development of educational programming in compliance with the Ontario Curriculum.

OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: The Education Coordinator shall have: 

  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Computer literate, self-motivated & highly independent. 
  • Degree in education, tourism, Indigenous studies, museum studies or visual arts from a recognized post-secondary institution and five-year experience in museum education, arts education or community arts.
  • Experience in supervising staff and managing budgets.
  • Knowledgeable in Hodinohsho:ni culture.
  • Experience in Indigenous Education programming an asset.
  • Experience in networking and public speaking an asset.
  • Possessing a Hodinohsho:ni language or an artistic background an asset.

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

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry. 

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

Woodland Cultural Centre 

184 Mohawk Street Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

Attn: Patricia Deadman, Curator

(519)759-2650 

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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JOB POSTING: Weekend Custodian 

 

Posting Period: September 10 – September 23, 2020 @ 4:30p.m.

Position: Weekend Custodian, Part Time 

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre

Job Status: Contract until March 31, 2021

Hours of Work:      14 Hours per week, Saturdays & Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm

Some evenings and holidays required for special public events

 

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager of Operations, the Weekend Custodian will perform custodial duties, including dusting, mopping, finishing and buffing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, cleaning and restocking restrooms.  The Custodian will work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs general, routine custodial duties, to include dusting, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, and restocking paper and soap supplies.
  • Performs routine maintenance to custodial equipment and supplies.
  • Empties trash receptacles, disposes trash into compactors and/or dumpsters, and bags trash for proper disposal.
  • Unlocks doors, ensuring doors are locked after cleaning areas.
  • Reports needs and concerns to appropriate staff, which may include submitting or recommending work orders and checking supply levels.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Performs cleaning functions specific to the assigned facilities and/or based on seasonal/project requirements.
  • May assist or perform snow removal activities and minor maintenance, such as replacing light bulbs, adjusting furniture, or other similar activities.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

 

Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

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

Applications which are missing a cover letter or references will be considered incomplete.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

Closing Date: September 23rd, 2020 at 4:30 pm 

 

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

 

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X2

Manager of Operations 

(519) 759-2650

operations@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

 

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Short-Term Contract (September 28, 2020 – March 31, 2021)

37.5 hours/week

Closing Date:  September 23, 2020 at 4PM

 

 

The Woodland Cultural Centre shall be a leader in the revitalization and strengthening of the languages, values, arts, and knowledge found within the Indigenous Civilizations of the Eastern Woodland. It shall have as its aims and objectives the preservation, accurate documentation, education, decolonization and promotion of the values, practices, language, National Treasures and articles of both past and contemporary Indigenous Civilizations of the Eastern Woodland. Youth, Elders, students, scholars and people of both the Anishinaabek and Ǫgwehǫ:weh Civilizations can research, reaffirm, celebrate, learn, display and discuss their culture, language, history, art and values.

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Under the direction of the Projects & Language Coordinator, the Language Programmer will take a lead role in building community-based language programming, and assist in the implementation of the project grant “Language Vibrancy at the Woodland Cultural Centre”.

Primarily, the Language Programmer is responsible for the creation of museum panels in the six languages of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy; the development an online workshop about the Haudenosaunee languages for school groups; and working with Faithkeepers and speakers in the creation of fluency assessment tools and protocols for high ceremonial language.

 

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Language Programmer shall:

  1. Develop and oversee the creation of museum panels in the six languages of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy working alongside the Curator and Education 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. Work with Faithkeepers and community stakeholders to help develop policies and protocols for the Language Resource Centre.
  4. Support the building of resources in the Cayuga language that will assist teachers in using the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) assessment tools.  
  5. Assist in the establishment of the Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language Resource Centre and the management of the Longhouse-based collections as a resource for Longhouse Speakers.
  6. Work with Faithkeepers, community members, staff, and visitors to ensure appropriate access to the language recordings and resources in the Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language Resource Centre.

 

OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

The Language Programmer shall have:

  1. An in-depth knowledge of Longhouse Protocols, Speeches, and Haudenosaunee cultural practices, including Ganǫhǫnyǫhk, Gei: Niyoihwa:ge:, and Gaihwi:yo.
  2. 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.
  3. Have a basic knowledge of language learning methodologies and linguistics.
  4. Experience in language leadership, teaching, and program development.
  5. Ability to develop and implement community collaborations.
  6. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

 

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, Onondaga, or Mohawk.

 

Closing Date: September 18, 2020 at 4PM

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by 4PM on September 23, 2020 to:

Attn: Projects & Language Coordinator

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street

Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

(519) 759-2650

projects@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more, visit: woodlandculturalcentre.ca 

 

 

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Short-Term Contract (September 28, 2020 – March 31, 2021)

15 hours/week

Closing Date:  September 23, 2020 at 4PM

 

The Woodland Cultural Centre shall be a leader in the revitalization and strengthening of the languages, values, arts, and knowledge found within the Indigenous Civilizations of the Eastern Woodland. It shall have as its aims and objectives the preservation, accurate documentation, education, decolonization and promotion of the values, practices, language, National Treasures and articles of both past and contemporary Indigenous Civilizations of the Eastern Woodland. Youth, Elders, students, scholars and people of both the Anishinaabek and Ǫgwehǫ:weh Civilizations can research, reaffirm, celebrate, learn, display and discuss their culture, language, history, art and values.

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Under the direction of the Projects & Language Coordinator, the Language Centre Cataloguer will assist in the cataloguing of the Language Resource Centre. The resources include paper archives, and audiovisual recordings such as CDs, cassette tapes, reel to reels, and digital files.

 

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Language Cataloguer shall:

  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 Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language Resource Centre in the Mohawk Institute Building
  5. Interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner

 

OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

The Language Cataloguer shall have:

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

 

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,  Onondaga, or Mohawk.

 

Closing Date: September 18, 2020 at 4PM

 

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by 4PM on September 23, 2020 to:

Attn: Projects & Language Coordinator

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street

Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

(519) 759-2650

projects@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more, visit: woodlandculturalcentre.ca 

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Student Job Posting

Job Title: Fundraising Assistant
Duration: September 23 – December 31 2020, Part time
Wages: $14.00/hour, Contract is 246.5 hours total

Description:

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking an individual to assist in fundraising and donor management. This position requires a highly motivated individual who is interested in gaining experience in community engagement, partnership development, fundraising strategy, social media marketing, and administration. This position works directly with the Save the Evidence Coordinator and the Special Projects Consultant.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in all stages of fundraising endeavours, including off-site activities (if any)
  • Assist the Save the Evidence Coordinator in updating the database and expanding our partnerships
  • Compile all donations and sponsorship records, maintain a digital and paper records management system, and send out acknowledgement letters to donors, sponsors, and funders.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of a fundraising Social Media and Marketing strategy
  • Assist in preparations for Orange Shirt Day and our upcoming Survivors Gathering
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Interest in helping the Woodland Cultural Centre develop and expand community partnerships
  • Knowledge of relevant computer software (emphasis on Microsoft Office and Google Drive)
  • Good organizational skills, and willing to learn in an office environment
  • Reliable access to internet, as this position will have some remote working
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Time management skills, and completion of assigned projects
  • Able to work as a team as well as independently
  • Experience working on a fundraising campaign would be considered an asset
  • A full G licence with reliable access to a vehicle would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of one or more Indigenous Languages would be considered an asset
  • Applicants MUST be a full-time student, and be under the age of 25 at the start of the placement

All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or resume, cover letter, and two references.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by September 21 2020 to:

Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

Attn: Melissa Mt. Pleasant

(519) 759-2650   administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

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Student Job Posting

Job Title: Education Program Assistant
Duration: September 23 – December 31 2020, Part time
Wages: $14.00/hour, Contract is 246.5 hours total

Description:

The Woodland Cultural Centre offers an opportunity for a youth to assist in the Centre’s education program. This position requires a highly motivated student who works well independently, has an education, research, or administrative background, and is interested in helping develop and expand digital educational programming in the areas of Indigenous cultures, histories, arts, and language.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in managing education programming and group bookings requests
  • Compile an inventory of arts and craft supplies
  • Build and test kits for workshops
  • Research and assist in adapting workshops for online access
  • Assist in the facilitation of online workshops
  • Assist in finding new multimedia and audiovisual materials for educational programs
  • Catalogue the educational resource available at the Centre
  • 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
  • General administrative duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Interest in helping the Woodland Cultural Centre develop and expand educational programming
  • Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Zoom)
  • Good organizational skills, and willing to learn in an office environment
  • Reliable access to internet, as this position will have some remote working
  • Effective verbal, written, and telephone communication skills
  • Time management skills, and completion of assigned projects
  • Able to work as a team as well as independently
  • A full G licence with reliable access to a vehicle would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of one or more Indigenous Languages would be considered an asset
  • Applicants MUST be a full-time student, and be under the age of 25 at the start of the placement

All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or resume, cover letter, and two references.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by September 21 2020 to:

Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

Attn: Melissa Mt. Pleasant

(519) 759-2650   administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

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Get ready for Grand Acts of Theatre!

Marking This Moment! The National Arts Centre (NAC) has engaged 11 companies from across Canada to create large-scale performances this Fall. Each show will be performed outdoors for live audiences all over Canada – and they’ll be filmed so we can watch them all online too!

Creative Producer, Director, Performer
Santee Smith

 

Continuance is the state of remaining in existence.

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.

The performance is scheduled for Oct 3, 2020 at 9:00pm and Kaha:wi Dance Theatre will be on site to share this experience with all of us.

This is a free event, with limited tickets due to COVID-19 restrictions. All performances will be recorded and shared for those that are unable to attend the live performance.

Read more about Grand Acts of Theatre and see the other performance events

 

Register your Free Ticket Below (limit of 2 per person) More Details to follow.

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Woodland Cultural Centre announces “Unplugged” a Socially Distanced outdoor concert celebrating Nationally renowned Indigenous Singer Songwriters. 

 

The Woodland Cultural Centre is inviting the community out to their first social distanced outdoor concert, showcasing Nationally renowned Indigenous Singer Songwriters from across Turtle Island on September 19, 2020 from 7-10PM.

What is Unplugged?

Unplugged is a socially distanced concert as part of the Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) performing art series.  This acoustic concert is highlighting the female voices of singer/songwriters: Lacey Hill (Six Nations), Biine Elijah (Oneida), Ila Barker (Manitoba) and Beatrice Deer (Quebec).  Due to travel restrictions the performances of Beatrice Deer and Ila Barker will be screened instead of in-person performances. The evening will be hosted by Santee Smith, founding and Managing Artistic Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre; Chancellor of McMaster University in Hamiliton; Artist and Guest Speaker.  Santee Smith is an internationally recognized leader in the performing arts, a multidisciplinary artist, choreographer and producer from the Kahnyen’kehàka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario.

 

Performances will take place on the front steps of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School and symbolize the resilience of Indigenous culture, creativity and expression. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the evening from socially distanced spaces as marked. 

 

Advance tickets will be on sale at WoodlandCulturalCentre.ca for $15 each or $25 family ticket (4 people max) and also available at the door the day of the event.

 

Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to be opening back up to the public, however limited tickets will be available to stay within COVID protocols.

Purchase Single Ticket Online

Single admission to the event.

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Family Pass to the event (max 4 people)

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