In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Wolf Energy is donating $20,000 to the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford. A cheque presentation will be held on Sunday, October 1, 1:00 pm.
“Philanthropy and activism have been important to my family for generations,” explains Leonard Montour, Founder and CEO of Wolf Energy. “As our business continues to grow, it’s crucial that we acknowledge and appreciate our roots by uplifting the Indigenous community.”
Founded in 2020, Wolf Energy has raised funds for the Woodland Cultural Centre through the sale of Every Child Matters t-shirts and other merchandise. This donation builds on a previous gift of $50,000 presented to the Woodland Cultural Centre in 2021, in support of the Save the Evidence campaign. Those funds were directed to the transformation of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School into a historic site and educational centre that shares the history and impact of residential schools in Canada.
From the Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC):
The WCC was established in October 1972, under the direction of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians upon the closure of the Mohawk Institute Residential School (MI). WCC’s focus began on collecting research and artifacts, to develop its library and museum collections, expanding to include the arts in 1975 and the language program in 1984. With over 50,000 artifacts in our Museum collection, the Centre is one of the largest facilities in Canada managed and administered by First Nations. The WCC serves to preserve, promote and strengthen Indigenous language, culture, art and history; bringing the story of the Hodinohsho:ni people of the Eastern Woodlands to life through innovative exhibitions and programs. As an organization with historic expertise and strong community connections, WCC has a key role to play in knowledge and learning through its program offerings, including museums, language, education, library and arts.
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