First Nations Traditions

Share in the culture and traditions of local First Nations communities. Special events and experiences will be offered throughout 2017. Explore the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, and their long histories at the many historic sites found in Hamilton Halton Brant.  
Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford
The Woodland Cultural Centre is a leading cultural and educational centre within the Brantford and Six Nations communities that protects, promotes, interprets, and presents the history, language, intellect and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe and Ongwehonweh. Presenting several permanent and short-term exhibits within the museum and galleries, the Woodland Cultural Centre also focuses on language, culture and arts through special events and workshops. 
Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, Brantford
Built in 1785, the Chapel is the oldest Protestant Church in Ontario and the first Royal Chapel in the world belonging to a First Nations community.
Chiefswood National Historic Site, Ohsweken
Visit the birthplace and childhood home of Mohawk poetess E. Pauline Johnson. This wonderful historic house and museum features a selection of original furnishings and Johnson family artifacts.
15th Century Reconstructed Iroquoian Village, Crawford Lake Conservation Area
This palisaded Iroquoian village offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore two reconstructed longhouses and learn from hands-on displays, exhibits and seasonal demonstrations.
Grand Experience's Onanadaga Run
Take a 4-hour guided Voyageur Canoe Trip from the river's Oxbow by Brantford to the village of Onondaga near the Six Nations Reserve, or join on a River & Reserve tour that begins with a shorter 1-hr guided paddle from the Village of Onondaga to the Six Nations Reservation in our 12-man Voyageur canoes.
Kanata Village, Brantford
Kanata - meaning "village" in the Mohawk language is a cultural destination and centre for learning designed to highlight the rich and diverse cultures of the Six Nations of the Grand River (Haudenosaunee/Onhkwehonweh) and other Indigenous people of Turtle Island. Tour the 17th century Mohawk village and experience the rich cultural history of the Six Nations. Participate in social songs and dances, traditional games, archery and more. 
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