The tour will examine how the past of the Haudenosaunee plays a big part in how the communities on Six Nations are shaping our future for the faces yet to come:
-How hunting, fishing and agricultural practices of the Haudenosaunee are still utilized in the restoration of Indigenous plants and hunting today.
-How grassroots governance systems integrated with Indigenous knowledge and museum practices work within an Indigenous corporate structure.
-How to bridge a religious historic site to reconnect to community and the importance of place.
This study tour will take participants into Indigenous spaces, thinking about how we all relate to one another in an ever-changing world. The importance of Haudenosaunee’s relationships with the land and connection to all relations is a key component of this study tour.
Learn about eco-tourism, Indigenous plants, and discuss responsibility of the stewards of the land at the Kayanase Longhouse and Greenhouse
Hear how a grassroots Board of Trustees works within a corporate Governance structure at Chiefswood National Historic Site
Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks has a newly developed landscape tour that captures the significance of the Mohawk Village that once lived around the Mohawk Chapel. Learn how the site is interpreting the land as part of its ‘collection’.
Study tour departs form the Brantford Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre at 8:30am and returns at 4:00pm.
Accessibility information: Kayanase has rough, unpaved pathways and is not accessible to those using mobility aids. Chiefswood NHS is accessible on the first floor, and has stairs to a second floor. Mohawk Chapel is accessible.
Please inform the OMA of your accessibility requirements as soon as possible.
*Registration includes return transportation from conference hotel to sites, admission fees to sites, and a light lunch. All Study Tours are subject to change and cancellation.