Published On: August 10, 2023Categories: News, Press Release

Woodland Cultural Centre Mourns the Passing of Robbie Robertson

The Woodland Cultural Centre mourns the passing yesterday of our friend and champion, the iconic Robbie Robertson.

Robertson’s career was influenced by early trips with his mother Rosemarie to visit family in Six Nations of the Grand River – a community known for supporting musical and artistic talent. Robertson’s passion for music was matched by his kindness and humility and his work was an inspiration to many young musicians and community members.

Woodland Cultural Centre plays an important role in the lives of many emerging Indigenous artists through exhibitions, open mic nights, workshops and supporting of acts of cultural reclamation. One of the ways Robertson demonstrated this support was by serving as the honourary chair of the campaign to build a new cultural centre. His greatest legacy will be the opportunities his trailblazing work continues to provide other artists to celebrate and promote Indigenous culture.


From the Archives …

Featured below is an article from our Fall/Winter 1996 Wadrihwa when Robbie Robertson came to visit the Woodland Cultural Centre.

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Nya:węh go:wah for helping to share the story of Robbie’s impact. His support of the Centre’s work in promoting Indigenous music and culture, most recently seen in his co-chairing of the campaign to build a new Cultural Centre, has not stopped. If you’re looking to make a donation, please see our donation page below or visit our Support Page for more info.

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