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Woodland Cultural Centre

  • Status:
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Children, FNMI, Seniors, Youth, Six Nations, Wahta, Tyendinaga, Brantford and surrounding areas 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario, Brantford & Toronto 
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  • Arts Focus:
    Contemporary First Nations art exhibitions, community arts workshops, concerts, and performances, Planet IndigenUS (largest multi-disciplinary contemporary world indigenous arts festival) 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    First Nations Art: This annual arts exhibition has been at Woodland for close to forty years. Content for this show features First Nations artists from all across Turtle Island at every stage in their career. This exhibition has helped launch the artistic careers of many First Nations artists.
    Planet IndigenUS: In partnership with Harbourfront Centre, Planet IndigenUS is the largest multidisciplinary, contemporary, international Indigenous arts festival in the world! Celebrate the future while honouring the rich cultural past. Planet IndigenUS 2012 at Woodland will feature such artists at Susan Aglukark, Charlie Hill, Don Burnstick, Benny Walker, Joel Johnson, Lisa Odjig, Ali Fontaine, and many, many more. Education Extension: Have a group that is interested in learning more about the culture and artistry of the Haudenosaunee people? The Education Extension officer will visit you on-site or host a workshop at Woodland, offering a variety of workshops based on your groups needs. For more details about the workshops offer visit:
    Arts Workshops: Woodland regularly hosts contemporary and traditional-based workshops. Past workshops have included; painting, photography, moccasin making, bead-work jewellery, and dance. Check on-line for upcoming events and activities. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    The Woodland Cultural Centre is a First Nations educational and cultural centre. It was established in 1972 to protect, promote, interpret, and present the history, language, intellect and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe and Onkwehon:we. This mandate is from our member Nations: Wahta Mohawks, Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
    The Woodland Cultural Centre will demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in the practice, presentation, interpretation and collection of resources in Education; Museology; Arts; Language and Cultural Heritage in order to foster an appreciation of the intellect and promote an accurate image of First Nations in Canada and abroad. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Janis Monture, Executive Director/Artistic Director 
  • Secondary Contact:
    Naomi Johnson, Artistic Associate 
  • Phone:
    (519) 759-2650 
  • Main Contact Email: 
  • Website:
  • Address:
    184 Mohawk St., P.O. Box 1506
    Brantford, ON  N3T 5V6 

Last updated on 2019-04-16 16:53:18. Photos credit of: Woodland Cultural Centre - Submitted by: Naomi Johnson, Artistic Associate, Planet IndigenUS 2012