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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Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to announce our partnership with Skateboard Project 2023!The Skateboard Project is an initiative that aims to promote Onkwehón:we artwork, active bodies, and collaboration between cultural centers across multiple Indigenous communities.In its second year, Kahnawà:ke, Kanehsatà:ke, Kenhtè:ke, Ahkwesáhsne and Six Nations came together to create seven skateboards graphics showcasing the range of styles and cultural imagery.Skateboard culture values inclusivity, individuality, creativity, and freedom and blending these with Indigenous traditions has created a project that connects communities through local art and skateboarding.Profits from the skateboard sales go towards compensation for the artist’s work and to help fund events related to June 21st (Go Skate Day/Indigenous Day/First Day of Summer).We hope to see more Indigenous communities being part of the project in the future!Woodland Cultural Centre is thrilled to participate in this fantastic community project. We will feature the seven skateboards from the participating artists in our online gift store and in the Stan Hill Gallery starting Saturday, February 18. Visit our website to support Skateboard Project 2023: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/skateboard-project-2023/... See MoreSee Less