The First Nations Language program is dedicated to rationalizing, revitalizing and maintaining First Nations Languages, locally, regionally and nationally in the capacity of advisory services and best practices.
After 35 years, the Language Department is excited about the increasing interests in raising the bar from offering mere NSL Program Delivery mode to a First Nations Bilingualism mode in a Language Immersion setting. In Language Immersion the First Nations communities are coming to realize the potential and value of the intellect, wisdom and genius of their original First Nations Civilizations in Ontario.
First Nations are actively articulating the value and the fact that all sectors, partners and levels of governments are celebrating First Nations Bilingualism in the 21st century.
Our staff have been working on a collection of short instructional videos to help you learn to pronounce words from the Six Nations.
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