Thursday, September 23, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

The goal of the Truth & Reconciliation presentation is about raising awareness of the tragic history of the residential school system. It examines the history and policies that lead to the creation of the Residential Schools, their legacies, how they have impacted Indigenous people, and why truth and reconciliation is important. 

This presentation was developed by Woodland Cultural Centre's Education Department, to explore the 94 Calls to Action and what you can do as an individual or as an organization to answer the Calls to Action. It is meant to spark conversations and action by informing, education, and inspiring people to take responsibility for their own learning of Canada's historical relationship with Indigenous people. And, in doing so, come to understand one another and move forward together as a country to restore the balance between Indigenous people, non-Indigenous people, and governments in Canada.

Space is limited and registration is required. Since space is limited, please cancel your place by contacting hrei.trainings@uwaterloo.ca if you are unable to attend so that others can experience and learn from this opportunity.

Viewer discretion is advised and is not suitable for children under 14 years of age. For those of you working from home we recommend wearing headphones and viewing the tour in a private location within your home without the presence of children under the age of 14 years old.

What is the Woodland Cultural Centre?

The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) was established in October 1972 upon the closure of the Mohawk Institute Residential School. The purpose of WCC is visionary and includes, the preservation and interpretation of the original Residential School site which historically functioned to deprive children and communities of their language, history and culture with a view towards assimilation. As a counterpoint Museum and Art Gallery building which serves to showcase the rich Hodinohso:ni/Ronathahon:ni civilizations of the Great Lakes area and the contemporary artistic practices. The WCC offers unique programming including school visits, special events, workshops, performances, permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, an active language program, a library and archive.

This Virtual event will be taking place over Zoom and a link will be sent to you closer to the virtual event day and time.

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