FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brantford / Six Nations, ON – The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC), a leader in the field of First Nations museum exhibitions, artistic endeavors, language, research facilities and cultural programming is thrilled to announce the Onkwehón:we (The Original People’s) Festival June 15 – 17, 2018.
The Onkwehón:we Festival will focus on current Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) artistic and cultural practices in both contemporary and traditional forms. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness unique traditions that have been existent before contact. Performances and events will be multi-disciplined and of the highest caliber featuring storytelling, dance, music, theatre, visual arts, film and workshops.
We invite the public to celebrate and explore Onkwehón:we talent and teachings from across Turtle Island. The festival will take place on the grounds of the Woodland Cultural Centre June 15 – 17, 2018 with lead up activities taking place at several partner sites around Six Nations and Brantford.
The intent of the festival is to provide a space for Haudenosaunee artists and other Indigenous nations from across Turtle Island to showcase their artistic gifts. The vision is to create and grow a festival within the community that will be a destination for artists, audiences, organizations and presenters to enjoy.
The Woodland Cultural Centre gratefully acknowledges the continued support from Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Department of Canadian Heritage, Brant Community Foundation, Six Nations Elected Council and Dreamcatcher. With additional contribution from Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and The Gathering Place by the Grand.