Save the Evidence May Newsletter Released by Woodland Cultural Centre with Important Updates on the Project
The Save the Evidence campaign is an initiative launched by the Woodland Cultural Centre to raise awareness and support for the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School building. The vision is to turn the building into an Interpretive Historic Site and Educational Resource. The Mohawk Institute building itself is only one of a handful of Residential School buildings left standing in Canada and the only one in Ontario that offered guided tours until its closure for repairs.
In this Issue:
The Last Phase: Executive Director Janis Monture, gives an update on the progress of the Save the Evidence campaign. She shares the plans for interpretation of the Mohawk Institute Residential School and reopening timelines.
Great Canadian Giving Challenge: As we approach the final phase of the campaign, this June we ask the community to come together again and help us cross this finish line together. Read how every $1 donated could potentially help us win the $20,000 grand prize on July 1st.
Monthly Donor Stories: Monthly donors make a big difference and in this issue, we asked some of our Monthly Donors to share their personal stories. These community members have committed to stand with us to Save the Evidence and we celebrate them!
Donor Quotes, Orange Hoodies, and so much more!
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Have you visited the museum to see our current exhibition? Make sure to visit before Doug Maracle: Come Walk With Me is gone!Doug Maracle is Mohawk Nation, Bear Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River and is known around the world for his craftsmanship and artist works. It wasn’t until more recently that his hometown discovered his talents.This exhibition celebrates the diversity of Doug’s body of work. The work includes wood carvings, prints, and pen & ink sketches meshed with a sense of humour, history, and place.The viewer will learn about what inspired Doug’s artistic practice to encourage visitors to understand the process of sculpting techniques and encourage a younger generation to become interested in the connection between art and narrative of the Haudenosaunee culture within the context of the history of art in Canada. The exhibition provides a point of departure to open the context of craft vs fine art, identity, and process.This exhibition will be closing before we’re back from our Christmas break and unfortunately cannot be extended. Be sure to visit the museum before December 22 to see Doug’s incredible work. Find out more info about visiting Woodland: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/contact-us/ #OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations#FN #IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #TruthandReconciliation ... See MoreSee Less