The Six Nations is a league of nations comprised of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. We call ourselves the Haudenosaunee which loosely translates to “people of the longhouse”, a confederacy of nations dating back to 1100 and at this time residing in the Finger Lakes Region of New York state. During the American Revolution the Six Nations were the only First Nations to make alliances with the British, making us unique from any other First Nation. Following the end of the American Revolution, due to our unique alliance with the British, the Six Nations were granted six miles on each side of the grand river (950,000 acres) by Sir Frederick Haldimand in 1784. Than after Six Nations of the Grand River was established not only making it the largest populated First Nation but also the only community which all six nations reside in. Our community is home to over twelve thousand people, two National Historic Sites, a library, sports facilities, art galleries and more! Six Nations of the Grand River is located just one hour and a quarter from Toronto and one hour and a half from Niagara Falls, making us the perfect stop for any group visiting Ontario. We welcome visitors to experience our unique culture and history.
Chiefswood National Historic Site
Chiefswood is the Childhood home of Mohawk poetess E. Pauline Johnson. Chiefswood represents both the Mohawk culture of Pauline’s Father and the British, Victorian culture of her mother. Pauline was caught in the middle and her writing and career reflected this.
Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks
The Mohawk Chapel, is the oldest building on our territory, built in 1786 its eight stained glass windows depict the founding of the confederacy, our relationship to the British Crown, the relocation to the grand river, the history of the chapel and its relationship to the Mohawk Institute (a residential school that still stands just down the road). Our newly refinished hall is fully accessible and has a full kitchen available for meals or workshops.
All Star Talent Showcase