Woodland Cultural Centre celebrates 50th Anniversary

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By Dennis Hanagan Special to Turtle Island News When researcher and faith keeper Amos Key Jr. joined the Woodland Cultural Centre in 1984, he had a lot of learning to do “on the fly”. His first task was to develop a pilot kindergarten immersion program in the Cayuga language. After that, Mohawks wanted immersion kindergarten. Key, called the languages of Indigenous people “the nucleus and genesis of who we are.” He spoke Oct. 20 during an online presentation about the Woodland Cultural Centre. The Centre is marking its 50th anniversary. The presentation covered WCC’s accomplishments since it began in 1972, including research it has carried out and the development of its library and museum collections. The presentation’s purpose was to bring the public up to date on WCC’s work. The…

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