Previous Events


December 1, 2021

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


November 30, 2021

Giving Tuesday with Matching Donor

Giving Tuesday 2021

The Woodland Cultural Centre and the Save the Evidence campaign have had great success on Giving Tuesday thanks to the generous donors and repeat matching donor for 2021!

This year, Giving Tuesday will be Tuesday November 30th, and Woodland Cultural Centre is hoping that you will consider supporting the work of the Centre. This year’s campaign is targeted to help support Phase 4 of the restoration of the Mohawk Institute Residential School site at Woodland Cultural Centre.

The Woodland Cultural Centre is honoured and grateful to have the support of the, Dufresne- Ray Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, who for the second year in a row will match your first $5000 in donations for the November 30th, 2021.

Many community supporters, schools and organizations are using the month of November to raise awareness and funds to double the impact of their donation by making it on November 30th. WCC encourages all fundraisers to contact ste@woodlandculturalcentre.ca


November 24, 2021

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


November 24, 2021

The Overthrow of the Six Nations Confederacy Council in 1924: A Community Conversation with Rick Monture

Join Dr. Rick Monture as he discusses his research about 1924; following the presentation there will be time for a guided community conversation, participants are welcome to bring stories and questions about this historical moment to share with the group.

 


November 20, 2021

Unplugged – Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) performing art series

UNPLUGGED: VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE

Unplugged is a virtual concert as part of the Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) performing art series. This acoustic concert is highlighting the Indigenous singer-songwriters voices of Celeigh Cardinal (Alberta), Don Amero (Winnipeg), Semiah Smith (Six Nations) and Aysanabee (Toronto). Due to COVID-19 restrictions the performances will be screened virtually.

Even though we are unable to host the concert on the steps of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, however the Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) performing art series symbolizes the resilience of Indigenous culture, creativity and expression. Make some snacks at home, wear your comfy clothes, and join us to celebrate this talented artists.

Advance tickets will be on sale at WoodlandCulturalCentre.ca for $15 each per household login.

 


November 17, 2021

Free Workshop: Beginner’s Guide to Digitizing Audio

Listen Hear Our Voices Workshop Series:

Looking for a simply way to digitize cassettes and old audio?

As part of the Listen Hear our Voices project, join Stephanie Pile, and Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre Digitizer, Eiwaihe Powless for a how-to tutorial on digitizing language materials and other important resources that you may have.

 


November 10, 2021

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

7PM

Cost: $10 donation to Save the Evidence

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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

 


October 27, 2021

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

7PM

Cost: $10 donation to Save the Evidence

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


October 27, 2021

Building a Home or Community Library – FREE Digital Workshop

10AM

Cost: FREE

Jane Hill, WCC Librarian

 

Got books and don’t know what to do with them? We can help! Join WCC Librarian, Jane Hill, for a how-to on building small community libraries, either in your home or within your organization. Learn how to organize your books, journals, and files, to make them easily searchable to find the resources in your collection.

 

 


 

October 24, 2021

Teióia’ks iakwateró:roks “We watch movies” Film Series – The Gift by Gary Farmer

7PM

Cost: Free with a suggested $5 Donation towards the WCC Arts Department

Teióia’ks iakwateró:roks “We watch movies” Film Series: The GIFT 7-8PM

This short documentary examines the role of corn in the lives of Indigenous peoples in the Americas. Before colonization, corn was widely used as a beverage, a food staple, an oil, and a ceremonial object. It was respected and revered as a critical part of creation. This film explores the powerful bond and spiritual relationship that continues to exist between people and corn.

Combining interviews, dance, and song, The Gift captures the traditional, spiritual, economic, and political importance of this sacred plant.

This online gathering is a chance for us to watch movies together, even when we can’t go to the movies or to an in person film screening.

Make your popcorn at home and cozy up with us every other month for this ongoing series.

 


October 20, 2021

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


October 14, 2021

Indigenous Art 2021 – Virtual Artist Talk

7PM

Cost: Free + Donation

 

Indigenous Art Virtual “Meet the Artists”

Woodland Cultural Centre invites you to the virtual Artist Talk with the gifted artists of Indigenous Art 2021, which is running from September 11 – November 20.

Established in 1975, this is one of the longest running multi-media exhibitions that provide artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting. WCC is pleased to announce the return of this annual Juried Exhibition and we can’t wait to share the selected works with the public.

Indigenous Art 2021 is a hybrid of both in person and virtual experiences to highlight and celebrate the artists. Join us Oct 14, 2021 at 7PM to meet the artists, hear the story being the work and support them on their passionate creative journeys.


October 6, 2021

Tanya Talaga Lecture – Rights Before Reconciliation 

Tanya is an acclaimed journalist and author of Seven Fallen Feathers and All Our Relations.

Her acclaimed book, Seven Fallen Feathers, focuses on the lives of Indigenous students over a quarter century in Thunder Bay, ON. She delves into the history of the community that has come to represent Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.

Her topic is RIGHTS BEFORE RECONCILIATION.

This event is FREE but you will need to reserve your seat and print your ticket for entry at the Sanderson Centre website SANDERSONCENTRE.CA. Friends & Neighbours are sponsoring this event with WLU Brantford, Woodland Cultural Centre and Aurora Strategy Group Inc.


September 30, 2021

Virtual Donor Appreciation Event

The Woodland Cultural Centre would like to thank all of our donors for their contributions to the Save The Evidence campaign.

Woodland Cultural Centre is incredibly grateful and humbled by your support! To say thank you, we’ve organized a special virtual donor appreciation event on September 30, 2021 for our donors. We invite all donors who have contributed $500 or more to our annual Donor Appreciation event. This year we will be holding the event virtually.

Guests will hear from our Executive Director, Janis Monture and get important updates on the project. Guests will also be invited to join us on a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as it stands now after millions of dollars in restoration, in thanks to the Save the Evidence Campaign.


September 30, 2021

Orange Shirt Day 2021 Public Truth and Reconciliation Workshop

The goal of the Truth & Reconciliation presentation is about raising awareness of the tragic history of the residential school system. It examines the history and policies that lead to the creation of the residential schools, their legacies and how they have impacted Indigenous people, and why truth and reconciliation is important.

This comprehensive presentation, developed by Woodland Cultural Centre’s Education Department, covers topics from the Imperial Context, Canada’s Indigenous Policy, The Indian Residential Settlement Agreement, to United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The presentation allows for an in-depth understanding of TRC’s final report, its 10 Principles and 94 Calls to Action.


September 30, 2021

Orange Shirt Day 2021 Public Virtual Tour Screening

 

The virtual tour will guide you through the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School, giving the history of the institution over its 140 year history. Viewers will get to see different rooms inside the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building as well as hear interviews from five survivors.

The virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School.

 


September 30, 2021

Orange Shirt Day 2021 Public Thanksgiving Address Workshop

The Thanksgiving Address is an integral part of Hodinǫ̱hsǫ:ni culture. In Mohawk, it’s translated to “The Words Before All Else” and no gathering would ever happen before first bringing all minds together to give thanks in this prayer.

In this workshop, children will be guided through the Thanksgiving Address with elder Tehahenteh Miller, and lead through a discussion on the importance of gratitude. This workshop will endeavour to pass on the knowledge of the importance of embodying the teachings from The Thanksgiving Address in our daily lives. 

 


September 20-29, 2021

Orange Shirt Day 2021 Virtual Programming

Varied Time Slots

Cost: Schools – $8.05 per participant, Organizations – $10.20 per participant

Our team at Woodland Cultural Centre has been working hard to organize virtual programming for all grades this year as well as the public at home. We wanted to provide some new and exciting programs as a way to show our appreciation to our community for the overwhelming support you have shown us the past couple of months.

Thanksgiving Address: Ages 5-13, 1 Hour

This workshop will endeavour to pass on the knowledge of the importance of embodying the teachings from The Thanksgiving Address in our daily lives.

Virtual Tour of the Former Mohawk Institute Residential School: Grade 6+, 1.5 Hours

The virtual tour will guide you through the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School, giving the history of the institution over its 140 year history.

Truth and Reconciliation: Grade 9+, 1.5 hours

This comprehensive presentation, developed by Woodland Cultural Centre’s Education Department, covers topics from the Imperial Context, Canada’s Indigenous Policy, The Indian Residential Settlement Agreement, to United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The presentation allows for an in-depth understanding of TRC’s final report, its 10 Principles and 94 Calls to Action.


September 22, 2021

Accessing the Archives: How to Reclaim Cultural Information in a Digital World Workshop

10AM

Cost: FREE

Join Woodland Cultural Centre and Taylor Gibson for our Accessing the Archives: How to Reclaim Cultural Information in a Digital World Workshop.

This is the second installment in our free workshop series that is being offered as part of the Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative from Library and Archives Canada and in partnership with the Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council Inc.

Explore archives from an Indigenous Perspective, examine Hodinǫ̱hsǫ:ni in the archives, and walk through Archival Institutions to delve into accessing digital databases.

 


 

September 15, 2021

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


September 14, 2021

Indigenous Art 2021 Exhibition Virtual Opening Reception

Woodland Cultural Centre invites you to the virtual opening of our new exhibition, Indigenous Art 2021, running from September 11 – November 20.

Established in 1975, this is one of the longest running multi-media exhibitions that provide artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting. WCC is pleased to announce the return of this annual Juried Exhibition and we can’t wait to share the selected works with the public.

Join us Tuesday September 14th, 2021 at 7PM for our virtual exhibition opening and to see exclusive interviews with some of the artists. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Watch The Facebook Livestream Here 


September 8, 2021

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


August 25, 2021

Preservation of Audio Workshop

Join Woodland Cultural Centre and Eric Anderson for our Preservation of Audio Workshop. Take a deep five and enhance your skills in Digitizing, Microphone Techniques, and Archiving!

This is a free workshop that is being offered as part of the Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative and in partnership with the Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council Inc.

Join us Wednesday August 25th at 10AM for this amazing workshop and if you have any questions please feel free to email Language@woodlandculturalcentre.ca


August 22, 2021

Film Screening and Artist Talk with Jonathan Elliott

Woodland Cultural Centre invites you to join us for a screening of the emotional short film Her Water Drum, written and directed by Jonathan Elliott. Following the film will be an Artist Talk with the director himself, Jonathan Elliott.

Her Water Drum deals with the topic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada, highlighting the impact it has on individual families and their communities. It aims to raise awareness of this issue and present a call to action to prevent further Indigenous Women and girls being lost.

Join us August 22nd, 2021 at 7PM for our virtual film screening of Her Water Drum and Artist Talk with Jonathan Elliott!

 


August 18, 2021

Public Virtual Tour Screening

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


August 17, 2021

Artist Talk and Final Thoughts with Tom Hill

Join Woodland Cultural Centre for a virtual screening of our intimate Artist Talk with Tom Hill in celebration of his exhibition, Thomas V. Hill: Retrospective of an Artist. The screening will include our Curator, Patricia Deadman, in conversation with Tom about his family, his journey of curation, and his work in many media’s of art.

Tom Hill, known as Canada’s first Indigenous Curator, will share some final thoughts on his incredible exhibition and also speak to our next upcoming exhibition, Indigenous Art 2021. 

This is an event you won’t want to miss! Join us virtually on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at 7PM EST!

 


August 4, 2021

Public Virtual Tour Screening

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


July 21, 2021

Public Virtual Tour Screening

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


July 14, 2021

Public Virtual Tour Screening

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


June 30, 2021

Public Virtual Tour Screening

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


June 23, 2021

ADDED DATE – National Indigenous Peoples Day Film Screening

Woodland Cultural Centre will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day with a digital film screening of the film, Our People Will Be Healed.

Our People Will Be Healed reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House, north of Winnipeg, receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy. Its teachers help their students to develop their abilities and their sense of pride.

 


June 20, 2021

National Indigenous Peoples Day Film Screening

Woodland Cultural Centre will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day with a digital film screening of the film, Our People Will Be Healed.

Our People Will Be Healed reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House, north of Winnipeg, receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy. Its teachers help their students to develop their abilities and their sense of pride.

 


June 16, 2021

Public Virtual Tour Screening

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


June 11-13, 2021

Virtual Spring Craft Fair

Six Nations and surrounding partners will be joining forces to launch a virtual Craft Fair

Woodland Cultural Centre, Six Nations Tourism, Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association, Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, and Six Nations Arts & Crafts are partnering to help you sell your products. Register as a Vendor and learn more on the link below.

 

 

Click Here to View Our Facebook Event 

 

 

 


June 10, 2021

Virtual Tour Media and Press Event

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as it stands now after millions of dollars in restoration as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence campaign. This is a special event that Woodland Cultural Centre is offering to the Media and Press.

 

 


May 26, 2021

Thomas V. Hill: Retrospective of an Artist Exhibition Virtual Opening

Woodland Cultural Centre invites you to the virtual opening of our new exhibit, Thomas V. Hill: Retrospective of an Artist.

This new exhibition will be celebrating the internationally recognized leading expert on Indigenous art, Thomas V. Hill. His special interpretation of Onkwehon:we art, culture and museology has been recognized around the world. Most recognize Hill as being the first Indigenous art curator in Canada, but this exhibition will give the viewer the opportunity to see him as an artist.

Join us Wednesday May 26th, 2021 at 7PM for our virtual exhibition opening and to see exclusive interviews with the artist himself. This will be the first time the public can view Hill’s personal collection of works displaying his craft in portraiture, landscape, and abstract painting. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

 

 

 

 


May 19, 2021

Public Virtual Tour Screening

 

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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

 


May 15, 2021

Ga:hǫh ne’ hni’ ga:howe:kso/Covered and Uncovered – An Online Auction of Face Masks

 

WCC’s National Call for Submission has requesting Indigenous artists to create new original works of art in the form of a face mask in response to the new realities created by the global coronavirus pandemic impacting so many Indigenous communities across the country.
Indigenous artists continue to find creative methods that share cultural knowledge and provide a guiding light and offer hope and resilience. Artists are asked to create a face mask that now has become universal, omnipresent and mandated. They are a blessing and a curse; they keep you safe yet obstruct our interactions and expressions. Masks have become personalized yet they are uncomfortable and make it difficult to breathe.
Artists were asked: “What do masks represent to you and how do you view it?”

Watch the Facebook Live Stream Here 


April 21, 2021

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

Save The Evidence Public Virtual Tour

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


April 21, 2021

National Canadian Film Day Virtual Screening: Rustic Oracle

 

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

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

Join us April 21st, 2021 at 1PM for our virtual screening and check out some of the other Family Events and Downloadable activities on the Canadian Film Day website! Bring your popcorn, and we will see everyone in their homes for this online event.


April 12-16, 2021

Spring Break Virtual Events

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

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

Workshops will be set with a 25 person capacity to ensure our team can assist all participants. Craft kits will be supplied, and spots are limited so register today.


March 31, 2021 

Call and Response to Spring by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

 

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre partners with Woodland Cultural Centre to present “Call & Response to Spring” online offering to acknowledge Kakwitè:ne nikahá:wi (Spring time) or Kenkwité:ne, the Spring cycle, thanksgiving, and storying related to the natural living universe.

FB Live Release on the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Page
Pottery Design by Santee Smith
Graphic Design by Inti Amaterasu

March 23, 2021

Witness Blanket Virtual Tour with Master Carver Carey Newman

6-7PM

Cost: Free with Suggested Donation

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.

Watch the Witness Blanket Facebook Livestream Here


March 17, 2021

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

7-8PM

Cost: $10 minimum donation

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month this summer at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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

Click Here to Register for the Event

 


February 21, 2021

“Teioia’ks iakwatero:roks” We Watch Movies Film Series Screens the Road Forward by Marie Clements

7-9PM

Cost: Donations welcome

Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) is excited to announce the upcoming virtual film screening  of the musical documentary “The Road Forward” on February 21, 2021 at 7PM. This event is part of the Teioia’ks iakwatero:roks  “We Watch Movies” Film Series.  Join us together with Patricia Deadman, Curator (WCC) for a viewing of film followed by a question and answer period.

The film The Road Forward connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history, the be beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930’s with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Shot in musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with blues, rock and traditional beats. Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to bring virtual programming, and film screenings that are not only available to local community members but now can be available to anyone, anywhere with a computer and wifi connection.

 

Featuring local artists and speakers Murray Porter, Cheri Maracle and Jennifer Kreisburg, the Road Forward uses song and melody to tell a powerful story. This film was based of a live performance that many enjoyed in person and now with technology, can continue to experience globally.

 

WCC welcomes all community members to join this virtual film screening, and admissions is by donation only. The Arts department has a suggested donation of $5 to help the Arts department continue to provide digital programming during these challenging times.

 


Jan 20, 2021

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

7-8PM

Cost: $10 minimum donation

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month this summer at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


December 13, 2020

Witness Blanket: Opening Reception/Film Screening/Artist Talk

7-9PM

Cost: Donations welcome

witness blanket at woodland cultural centre
Witness Blanket will be on display at Woodland Cultural Centre from December 12, 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.”

November 18th, 2020

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

7-8PM

Cost: $10 minimum donation

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month this summer at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


November 1, 2020

Teióia’ks iakwateró:roks “We watch movies” Film Series: Birth of a Family

7-9PM

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.

 

Join us for this Virtual Screening of the film and and Introduction and Live Q & A with Director Tasha Hubbard.

 

 


October 21th, 2020

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

7-8PM

Cost: $10 minimum donation

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month this summer at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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

 


OCT 14, 2020

Pat Ningewance: Reclaiming our Territory Word by Word Virtual Book Launch and Live Mohawk Language Demo

7PM

Pat’s Book is an essential tool for teaching languages. This book of lesson plans is designed to help anyone who is fluent to teach family and friends to learn oral language in an informal setting. Fluent Indigenous language speakers may be gone in 20 years or less so we must teach the language to the next generation.

The young people are learning their languages to gain a sense of identity and a link to their family and community. Our languages contain our unique worldview and our connection to the earth. Our languages must survive. This book not only preserves languages but encourages the oral connection of sitting down one on one with your instructor and speaking together.

Join us for a discussion with Pat Ningewance and a Live Demo of how the book works in the Mohawk Language 


October 3, 2020

Continuance: Yonkwa’nikonhrakontáhkwen – Our consciousness continues unchanged

9PM

Continuance: Yonkwa'nikonhrakontáhkwen - our consciousness continues unchangedMarking 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.


Oct 2-4, 2020

Orange Shirt Day Virtual Public Events

Oct 2, 30 – 6:30pm-8:30pm

Oct 4 – 1:30pm-3:30pm

Program Overview:

Appropriate for grades 6+

  • Introduction by Woodland Cultural Centre Education Coordinator (15 minutes)
  • Virtual Tour of the Mohawk Institute Residential School (45 minutes)
  • Survivor Speaker Testimonials (20 minutes)
  • Q & A session (30 minutes)
  • Home Study Resource package including activities to prepare your family for participation, follow up activities and further list of resources to for use as background


September 29, 30 & October 1, 2020

Orange Shirt Day Virtual School Events

9:30-12:30am

Cost: $6.50/person

Program Overview:

Appropriate for grades 6+

  • Introduction by Woodland Cultural Centre Education Coordinator (15 minutes)
  • Virtual Tour of the Mohawk Institute Residential School (45 minutes)
  • Survivor Speaker Testimonials (20 minutes)
  • Q & A session (30 minutes)
  • Teachers’ Resource package including activities to prepare your class for participation, follow up activities and further list of resources to for use with students and as background

August 19th, 2020

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

7-8PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 16th, 2020

Online Film Screening of Quilt of Belonging: A Place for All with Artist Esther Bryan

7-8PM

Do you know the story behind the making of Quilt of Belonging?

Our Team is excited to host another virtual event for the community at home. Join us August 16th for a Free Film Screening of “Quilt of Belonging; A Place for All” Documentary with a live introduction and Q & A with the Artist Esther Bryan.


August 5th, 2020

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

7-8PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July 22, 2020
Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

7-8PM

The Woodland Cultural Centre presents a screening of the Mohawk Institute Residential School as a fundraiser for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.

Join us every third Wednesday of the month this summer at 7pm and help us raise funds for this important project.

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


June 21, 2020

National Indigenous People’s Day: Free Online Film Screening

7-9PM

Cost: FREE

To celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day, Woodland Cultural Centre will be hosting a Free Online Film Screening of the powerful documentary “6 Miles Deep”.

This is a documentary portrait of a group of women who led their community, the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, in a historic blockade to protect their lands.

It’s important for us to provide a space where everyone can learn about Indigenous history, and culture.

This event also featured a live Q & A with director Sara Roque answering questions from the community after the film screening. It was an incredibly powerful event and we hope to bring more film screenings to you. Stay plugged into our Calendar to see upcoming events.

A replay is available of this film screening. Please email marketing@woodlandculturalcentre.ca for details

 


April 30, 2020
Online Book Reading of “Chuck in the City”

1PM

Cost: FREE

We are excited to start showcasing Indigenous Authors on our Online Book Readings. We wanted to start this series off with a special book for the youth. The recommended reading for this book is up to Grade 3.

In these challenging times, taking the time to read with children create connection and memories that last a life time. We encourage everyone to get the book before the date of the reading and follow along!

Book Synopsis:

Chuck In the City — Chuck and his mom are heading to the city. Chuck has an exciting escapade as he befriends and provokes some furry, fourlegged city critters, dodges skaters, gets lost and then uses his wiles to find his way back home.

Written by Jordan Wheeler.

Author Bio:

From the George Gordon First Nation, Jordan Wheeler’s been writing professionally since 1982 and working in film and television since 1984. Among his numerous writing credits are the books Digital Ogichida, Brothers In Arms and Just A Walk and as a scriptwriter and story editor the TV series Arctic Air, renegadepress.com and North of 60. Wheeler’s been nominated for and won numerous awards including a scriptwriting Gemini in 2006 for an episode of renegadepress.com. When not writing he teaches writing, scriptwriting, story edits, tells stories and plays golf. Born in Victoria in 1964, Wheeler has two kids and three step kids. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife Kim.

Special thank you to Jordan and Theytus Publishing for making this digital reading possible.

Also thank you to our community partner GoodMinds.com for providing the book and making it available to the community!

Order the Book Online here: https://goodminds.com/chuck-city-new-edition-paper-ed

Live stream will be posted on our main fanpage and reminders will be sent out through our Facebook Event (CLICK HERE to see the event on Facebook)

Please share and invite your friends with children.

We hope to bring more Digital Book readings to you and area currently looking for authors to give permission to share their work!
Email marketing@woodlandculturalcentre.ca if you are interested.

 


Ribbon Shirt & Skirt Making

March 7 & 8, 2020

 

Ribbon Skirt/Shirt Making Workshop at the Woodland Cultural Centre.

By participating in this 2 day workshop you will be  guided through a step by step process of making a ribbon skirt or a ribbon shirt using a sewing machine.

Indigenous people are a very progressive people, meaning we have been adapting different materials that have been made available to us over time.  When Europeans came to Turtle Island they brought many things including woven fabrics.  These fabrics were then used as trade materials between Europeans and Indigenous peoples which have had a huge influence on traditional Indigenous outfits.  Today ribbon shirts and skirts are significant items in the Indigenous fashion world.

Facilitating the workshop will be Melanie Bomberry.

Participants must bring their own material and ribbon.
Date: March 7 & 8, 2020
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm 
Where: Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk St. Brantford, ON
Cost: $80.00/person**
**payments can be made at the front desk of the Woodlandland Cultural Centre or by calling 519-759-2650. To guarantee your spot in this workshop Payments must be made in full. 

 

For more information contact arts@woodlandculturalcentre.ca


March 14, 2020
Ohsweken Genealogy Society Meeting

1:30PM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

Every month the Ohsweken Geneaology Society meets to help inform and educate community members.

The March genealogy meeting will be held on Saturday, March 14 Everyone is welcome to join in for our sharing of family stories, and potluck lunch.

The meeting is 1:00-3:30pm.

*POTLUCK*

Come a discover some possible new connections and family. We look forward to see everyone then.

 

See the Facebook Event here


Feb 29th, 2020
Artist Talk and Opening Reception

2PM – 4PM

Woodland Cultural Centre was excited to welcome “Quilt of Belonging” to our community. An Opening Reception and Artist Talk will be held February 29th, 2020 at 2PM with Esther Bryan presenting an intimate Artist Talk and guided tour. The “Quilt of Belonging” exhibition will be open for public display from February 29, 2020 to May 9, 2020. A companion book to the Quilt is available at the Woodland Cultural Centre.

 


Feb 24, 2020
Survivor Series with Blanche Hill-Easton

10am-12pm
Cost: $10

 

The last Monday of every month we hold our Survivor Series event from 10am-12pm.

Our Education staff will give our Residential School presentation, providing insight on the history of the Mohawk Institute and residential schools across Canada, as well as a glimpse inside the day to day life of a child at the “Mush Hole.”

Afterwards we will be joined by one of our Survivors who will share their stories, and engage with participants in a Q & A.

These Survivor Stories are an important part of understanding the effects of Residential Schools on Indigenous People and they are open to all members of the community.


Feb 15, 2020 at 1PM

Artist Meet & Greet and Final Day of the Art of Cornhusk

1-3PM

CLOSING RECEPTION and Artist Meet and Greet:
Feb 15th at 1PM at Woodland Cultural Centre
Free Event.

This exhibition is an acknowledgement and honouring of cornhusk, one of the most important and ancient materials used by the Haudenosaunne.

Exhibiting artwork made from corn husk as well as sharing the versatility of the corn plant.

Original Work From:
Elizabeth Doxater
Frazer Sundown

 

 


February 8, 2020

Ohsweken Genealogy Society Meeting

1:30PM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

Every month the Ohsweken Geneaology Society meets to help inform and educate community members.

The February genealogy meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb 8th. Everyone is welcome to join in for our sharing of family stories, and potluck lunch.

The meeting is 1:00-3:30pm.

Come a discover some possible new connections and family. We look forward to see everyone then.

See the Facebook Event here

 


January 15: FILM SCREENING – Her Water Drum & Discussion with Jon Elliot

Free Event 7-9PM

Wilfred Laurier Research & Academic Centre Room RCW 002
150 Dalhousie St, Brantford ON

 

 

What’s the film about?

In the wake of her daughter’s disappearance, Jolene, a single Mohawk mother, is forced to pick up the pieces of her life and navigate an increasingly strenuous relationship with her troubled son David. As secrets emerge, their relationship faces its toughest challenge yet as they confront the reality of their situation. This film deals with the topic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada, highlighting the impact it has on individual families and their communities.

 
“The issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is one that has widespread effects across Turtle Island. Too many of our people have suffered from the loss of their loved ones and we need to continually do our part in honouring all those affected. This film was my attempt to show how the loved ones of these women who have been murdered and gone missing are left to deal with the fallout of these tragic events. By showing a family in the wake of this terrible situation, I wanted to show the strength and resiliency of Indigenous families and how our people overcome and persevere through difficult times by coming together and supporting each other.” – Jonathan Elliot

JONATHAN ELLIOTT is a Tuscarora filmmaker from the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. Since attending York University’s Film Production program, he has worked as a director and cinematographer on a variety of projects, including: Along the Water’s Edge (Taking it Global funded film) Even in the Silence (Voices with Impact funded short film, entirely in the Mohawk language), Taken Home (Toronto Arts Council funded film), Her Water Drum (imagineNATIVE commissioned film), Wild Archaeology (APTN TV series), This Wild Season (imagineNATIVE 2017 film festival), and Blood Child (Blood in the Snow film festival).

Jonathan’s award-winning work has been nationally broadcast on TV and screened at various film festivals internationally in New Zealand, Italy, Germany, London, the United States and Canada. Some of these festivals include: imagineNATIVE, LA Skins Festival, Red Nation International Film Festival, Maoriland Film Festival, Art With Impact, etc. His body of work focuses on telling contemporary Indigenous stories that explores individuals complex relationships to their cultural identity, families and communities. 

Jonathan was the 2018 artist-in-residence for the imagineNATIVE/CSV development program. He was selected as one of the Emerging 20 artists at the 2018 Reel World Film Festival and has been the recipient of grants through the Toronto Arts Council, imagineNATIVE, Taking it Global and Art With Impact to produce his work.

Currently, Jonathan is in development on several projects, including his first feature film.

This event is hosted by Friends & Neighbours of Save the Evidence


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