Witness Blanket Dec 12, 2020 – Feb 26, 2020 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. Inspired by a woven blanket, the… Read more »
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Woodland Cultural Centre hopes to spark the season of giving during June with the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. Woodland Cultural Centre is a charity organization that is dedicated to our mission to inform, educate, and promote Indigenous culture, history, language and arts. The “Save the Evidence” campaign is an initiative launched by WCC to restore the Mohawk Institute Residential School, one of the last residential schools standing in Canada. In the month of June, every dollar raised has a chance to make a big impact on the project.
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.”… Read more »
John Elliot, went to the Mohawk Institute from 1947-1952. In the Virtual Tour of the former building, when asked why it’s important to Save the Evidence he says “Everybody has a plaque, but not everybody has a building.” John was initially sent there for truancy, and he jokes that he still hasn’t found out what… Read more »
Our education staff has carefully crafted our programming to teach students and teachers for Orange Shirt Day, to help them understand the effects of the Residential School system and create a deeper more meaningful connection to the Indigenous roots of Canada.
A special announcement to all Educators! On Monday September 30th, Woodland Cultural Centre will be welcoming schools across Ontario for a day of education, truth, and reconciliation on the nationally recognized Orange Shirt Day. This is a full day of events, speakers, and workshops running from 9:30am – 2pm and has been specifically programmed for… Read more »