• The virtual tour will guide you through the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School, giving the history of the institution over its 140-year history. Viewers will get to see different rooms inside the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building as well as hear interviews from five survivors.

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    This comprehensive presentation covers topics from the Imperial Context, Canada’s Indigenous Policy, The Indian Residential Settlement Agreement, to United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The presentation allows for an in-depth understanding of TRC’s final report, its 10 Principles and 94 Calls to Action.

  • Lacrosse Stick

    One of our most popular workshops where participants learn about some of the games that were played by the Hodinohsho:ni people long ago, and are still played today. The games participants will learn about include bone and toggle, scattering sticks, bone dice, double ball (dingball), long ball, lacrosse, Snowsnake, and snowshoeing.

  • Six Nations Land Claims

    Participants will learn about the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784, historical losses of both land and trust funds monies, and land claims that Six Nations of the Grand River are preparing to litigate in Canadian courts.

  • Masala Recipe

    Our Sustenance introduces participants to three important crops – corns, beans, and squash – that were planted yearly to sustain the Hodinohsho:ni. Participants will learn about traditional farming practices, nutrition, nixtamalization, and some traditional dishes the Hodinohsho:ni prepared using corn, beans, and squash.

  • Woman admiring indigenous art display

    Participants will be introduced to the history of the Hodinohsho:ni people beginning with the Peacemakers Story- the creation of the Hodinohsho:ni Confederacy. Participants will learn about the Hodinohsho:ni people prior to and after European contact and colonization.

  • Museum - Self Guided

    The self-guided tour guests will utilize our self-guided tour booklet to walk through the museum at their own pace and view the displays that showcase the history of the Woodland people, specifically the Six Nations (Onondaga, Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora) from roughly 600 years ago up to present day.

  • Virtual Tour of the Museum

    The virtual tour of the Woodland Cultural Centre Museum will guide you through the permanent historical gallery from several of our staff members, including our Executive Director. The museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets a collection of archaeological material, historical material culture, arts, crafts, documents and archival photographs.

  • WCC Comic Books

    In this presentation we will examine stereotypes and racism and how society shapes and perpetuates stereotypes and racism through advertising, movies, systemic/institutional racism, and more.