Positions Open for Save The Evidence Advisory Committee

Posted 16/04/21 in NEWS

The Save The Evidence Advisory Committee is established as an advisory body established by the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Board of Directors to foster recommendations by identifying and addressing plans, needs and resources faced with the ‘Save The Evidence’ project in order to advise Woodland Cultural Centre’s Board of Directors regarding the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School building.

Mandate

  • The Committee shall meet quarterly to prepare a plan for each phase of the ‘Save the Evidence’ restoration project that addresses building needs, fundraising goals, and interpretation plan.  The ‘Save the Evidence’ project shall include the following components:
    • A report on the steps that Woodland Cultural Centre’s Board of Directors has taken to date regarding the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School.
    • Identifying the vision, skills, incentives, resources, and action plan for Save the Evidence.
    • How Woodland Cultural Centre’s Board of Directors assesses its fundraising goals and objectives.
    • How Woodland Cultural Centre’s Board of Directors identify the needs of restoration of the building.
  • The Committee may advise Woodland Cultural Centre’s Board of Directors on applicable legislation; including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Considerations related to National Historic Site designation
    • Development and addition of a museum plan to be considered by the Ministry of Culture’s Community Museum Operating Grant
  • The Committee shall be responsible for specific reviews of restoration project management.

Committee Structure

  • At least 1 (one) member shall be a member of Six Nations Elected Council or designate.
  • At least 1 (one) member shall be a member of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Board of Directors
  • There shall be no less than 2 (two), but no more than 4 (four), community members and 1 (one) independent from different sectors, and those members shall possess expertise in one of the following areas: history/heritage, education, residential school survivor, and museology.
  • Memberships of community members shall be for a term of 3 (three) years concurrent with elections; or, until a person is removed from the committee by a Woodland Cultural Centre Board resolution, he/she is unable to perform the obligations of their membership to this committee, or he/she resigns.
  • All members are serving in a volunteer capacity (no monetary compensation).
  • The Executive Director shall appoint staff to serve as resource personnel for the committee.

Please review the full Terms of Reference document completely before applying. It can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

Those interested should respond by May 9, 2016 by 12:00pm. Please send cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to:

Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk St
Brantford, ON N3T5V6
ATTN: Janis Monture, Executive Director

About Save The Evidence
The Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School building, as part of the Woodland Cultural Centre, has been providing in-depth and historically significant insight into the Residential School System for the past 44 years. With close to 15,000 visitors every year, their tours and programs offer a distinctive look into First Nations and Canadian history. In 2013, major roof leaks caused significant and costly damage to the building. The Save The Evidence campaign was launched in response. Its goal is to raise the necessary funds for repairs and renovations to ensure the physical evidence of this dark chapter in Canadian history is never forgotten. 

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