Explore the culture of the Haudenosaunee, the Six Nations of Southern Ontario
Find out more "Things To Do and Visit" on the Six Nations and nearby cultural centres by stopping at the Six Nations Tourism Centre... link.
If interested in an artisan shop... then visit Iroqrafts for art work, material supplies and books... link. On the Six Nations Grand River Territory.
Visit Oshweken, it is the capital of the Six Nations Territories... link.
Driving Hwy 54 from Brantford to Caledonia gives visual insight about the economic impact of the tobacco industry on the Six Nations.
The Chiefswood Manor is a National Historic Site, being the oldest pre-confederate First Nations Mansion on the Six Nations Territories. And the home of the poet Pauline Johnson... link.
Also at Chiefswood is a paranormal night paddle to the mansion guided by the Six Nations Paranormal Investigative Encounters, open to the public... here is the link.
Another unique opportunity is to contact Six Nations Tourism to arrange a personal tour of the Grand River Territories and points of interest... link.
Just on the outskirts of Ohsweken is the Ohsweken Speedway... link
Then outside of Brantford are 4 more points of Haudenosaunee interest to visit:
1) Paddle the Grand River... raft, canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard, tube... link
2) Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks built in 1785... it is the oldest Protestant Church in Southern Ontario.. It was the frist building comstructed in the Mohawk Village which became known as the city of Brantford. Visiting the grave sites there is another attraction... link
3) The Woodland Cultural Centre... is a museum tour that is a journey through time on the Iroquoian Nations... link.
4) The Mohawk Institute Residential School... this is the last school left standing in Ontario. The purpose of the residential schools...
" Some of the youngsters were locked up in cells like animals or beaten severely, and everyone had to eat oatmeal, day and night. But former students of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School in Brantford, like Audrey Hill, still want to preserve the building that housed these horrors decades ago.
“At first I was so very ashamed (of the building). I would have been one of the people saying ‘why would you save that?’ Now, I’m completely supportive of saving it,’’ says Hill, 61, a Mohawk who was sent to the now defunct residential school at age 10 by her mother.
Known at the time as the “mush hole” — a nickname given by aboriginal students who were forced to eat mushy oatmeal all day — the building stands for everything that was wrong with Canada’s residential school system: brutal racism, forced assimilation, and utter disdain for indigenous culture, customs and language."
The Mohawk Institute operated up until 1970. The school is on the same site as the Woodland Cultural Centre... link.