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Welcome sign at the Six Nations of the Grand River

Tour the Six Nations of the Grand River

Educators may wish to plan a tour of the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario, Canada. The following contacts and resources will help you connect and plan your tour.

Events in and Around Six Nations of the Grand River

History of Six Nations of the Grand River

The Six Nations of the Grand River Territory is a league of nations comprised of the Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Mohawk, Oneida, and Tuscarora. The Tuscarora who are originally from North Carolina joined the confederacy in 1722.

Well Known People from Six Nations of the Grand River

"There are many famous people who have come from the Six Nations of the Grand River. These notables include Jay Silverheels or better known as Tonto in the Lone Ranger, Academy nominated actor Graham Greene – "Dances with Wolves" , Roberta Jamieson – Canada’s First Indigenous Female Lawyer and Ombudsman of Ontario, Santee Smith – trained with the National Ballet of Canada, Robbie Robertson – from the legendary rock group The Band, Stan Jonathan – played hockey for the NHL’s Boston Bruins, Gaylord Powless – one of Canada’s finest Lacrosse players, Tom Longboat – long distance Marathon runner, and Emily Pauline Johnson – renowned Mohawk Poetess." Source: Our History:Six Nations of the Grand River

Chiefswood National Historic Site

Sitting atop the rolling hills of Six Nations Chiefswood National Historic Site was built in 1856. The site is the birthplace and home of famed Canadian poet and writer, Pauline Johnson. Today, Chiefswood National Historic Site is open to the public and features tours throughout the home and estate daily. Open May (Victoria Day, by appointment only), October (10am - 3pm) and November.

Chiefswood National Historic Site
1037 Hwy 54,
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

phone: 519-752-5005

Six Nations of the Grand Band Office

Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council
1695 Chiefswood Rd.
Ohsweken ON N0A 1M0

phone: 519-445-2201

Six Nations Polytechnic

Six Nations Polytechnic is an Aboriginal community-controlled, community based human resource development center addressing issues and needs from an Aboriginal perspective. Six Nations Polytechnic offers programs and courses of study in partnership with all levels of government; commissions; industries; commerce and other education and training institutions with an emphasis on developing and promoting the retention of Hodinohso:ni/Rotinonshonni culture and languages: and to reflect the cultural values of Hodinohso:ni/Rotinonshonni.

Six Nations Polytechnic
2160 Fourth Line
P.O. Box 700
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

phone: 519-445-0023 ask for Linda Staats.

Six Nations Public Library

Six Nations Public Library
P.O. Box 149
1679 Chiefswood Road
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

phone: 519-445-2954 ask for Sabrina Redwing Saunders, CEO/Director of Library Services.


Iroqrafts sells Traditional & Ceremonial Iroquois Crafts & Arts from the Six Nations Reserve and from Indian and Inuit communities. They have been serving museums, collectors and retailers since 1959.

1880 Tuscarora Road
RR #2
Ohsweken, Ontario N0A 1M0

phone: 1-519-445-0414

Royal Chapel of the Mohawks

Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks is the oldest "Protestant" church in Ontario, constructed in 1785. The grounds of the Mohawk Chapel is the final resting place of Joseph Brant and his son John Brant. The Chapel is open to the public from May to the end of October.

Royal Chapel of the Mohawks
301 Mohawk Street,
Brantford, Ontario

phone: 519-756-0240

Six Nations Tourism

Six Nations Tourism will educate the general public and foster the development and promotion of culturally and historically significant sites, facilities, organizations, events, attractions, and services in Six Nations of the Grand River.

Six Nations Tourism
Oshweken, ON

Phone: 1-866-393-3001 ask for Eydie Styres, Tourism Manager

Woodland Cultural Centre

The Woodland Cultural Centre is a First Nations educational and cultural centre. It was established in 1972 to protect, promote, interpret and present the history, language, intellect and cultural heritage of the Onkwehon:we.

Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street Brandford ON, N3T 5V6

Phone: 519-759-2650 ask for Tara Froman the Museum Education Co-ordinator.