Our Save the Evidence campaign would not have made it this far in the project without the support from local community businesses. Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc have supported the project by donating funds to the campaign and also contributing the time of their staff to learn about the history of residential schools in Canada.
We send many Nya:wehs to those that continue to lock arms with us to cross the finish line and appreciate this statement made by TMHC.
TMHC donated to the Save the Evidence campaign and supports the efforts to preserve the building as a long-standing reminder of the residential school era to ensure that it is not erased from mainstream Canadian history.
The stories of the survivors need to be told and preserved as part of this shared colonial history. They are emotional, heartbreaking and raw.
Many people will never fully appreciate what life was like at residential schools. Yet hearing the personal memories of survivors helps adults and children alike better understand the day-to-day trauma they experienced in a familiar, relatable way.
Some of our staff had the privilege of touring the facility during the Ontario Archaeological Society’s conference held in Brantford in 2017 with the theme of “From Truth to Reconciliation: Redefining Archaeology in Ontario.”
We were forever changed by the experience.
– Holly Martelle, Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc.
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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