New Contactless Self Guided Tour Download for Woodland Cultural Centre and Online Timed Admission to Gallery and Museum
Covid-19 has been a challenging time for all of us. Safety of our community always remains a top priority. Our staff have worked diligently to create a safe socially distanced experience for visitors to learn at WCC. As a non-profit cultural centre that typically welcomes thousands of children and elders through our gallery and museum each year, we had to work very hard to continue to provide education, art, language and culture while still protecting all of us.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer guided group tours at the moment, however you can now buy your tickets online ahead of time, and put the contactless Self Guided Tour on your phone or device. We want to keep everyone safe so we ask if you are feeling unwell or have had contact with someone who is sick, to stay at home. All COVID-19 protocols must be followed to protect all of us. We also provide a labelled map to guide you through each area and all social distance markers are clearly marked.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and stay plugged in with the virtual programming our team is rolling out every month.
We thank all of you for the support you’ve given us over these last few months. As we approach the final weeks of Quilt of Belonging being in our gallery to view, we encourage you to Download the Self Guided Tour and Book Your Admission Ticket and use our contactless process to come and see the Quilt before it heads to it’s next destination. Have you seen the Quilt of Belonging Teachers’ Resource Guide?
Don’t forget to sign up for our Email Newsletter to read the personal message from Executive Director Janis Monture in the Save the Evidence E-Newsletter,regarding her return in the midst of a pandemic.
September 17th of 1924 marked the enforcement of an elected band council on Six Nations by Indian Affairs, lead by Duncan Campbell Scott. With the first election held on October 21st 1924.Forty years prior, in 1884, the Canadian government passed the Indian Advancement Act, allowing Indian Affairs to establish elected band councils in any Indigenous community without their consent. For the longest time, the government wasn’t concerned with intervening as they believed Six Nations was becoming advanced on its own.There were many challenges faced by the community which led to the division between those who supported the Confederacy Council and those who supported an elected system of governance (Band council). The impacts of the First World War and political and societal changes happening outside the community as well as loss of land, environmental degradation, changes in education and health care and, mismanagement of Six Nations Trust Fund by subsequent generations of colonial authorities were all in part to blame for this division. In 1906, The Indian Rights Association was formed, also known as the Dehorners and later the Loyalist Association. Their main goal was to remove the traditional hereditary chiefs from council. Many supporters were former students at the Mohawk Institute in Brantford and veterans of the First World War.Efforts led by Levi General (Deskaheh) on behalf of the Confederacy to have Six Nations recognized as a sovereign people at the League of Nations (now the United Nations), along with petitions and complaints from groups within the community who wanted to dismantle the Confederacy, lead the Department of Indian Affairs to intervene and impose an elected system.#OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations #FN #IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #Brantford #BrantEvents #Giving ... See MoreSee Less