Welcome to Six Nations Polytechnic, a centre of excellence for indigenous community- based learning. At Six Nations Polytechnic learners gain knowledge and skills needed to be self-sufficient, educated, and employable while learning about
Haudenosaunee culture, languages and traditions. At Six Nations Polytechnic learners of diverse backgrounds experience an inclusive learning environment. We are pleased to partner with many colleges and universities to offer community-based programs to prepare our learners for employment while gaining a better understanding of indigenous people.
In 2013 Six Nations Polytechnic is celebrating 20 years of community based
education success in the Six Nations territory. SNP's college and
university partners have been instrumental in that success. On behalf of
the SNP Board and Staff I extend our thanks to the Faculty and staff who have
worked collaboratively with us throughout the years. Most importantly we
thank our students, graduates and the community for your commitment and
support. Together we are building a stronger and more sustainable future
for us all.
Special events either have taken place or will take place to acknowledge
the 20th anniversary milestone. Please check the Events section of the
website for more information.
- April 12, 13, and 14th - SNP hosted a very successful Language
Conference that was well attended by people from several Haudenosaunee
communities. Working committees have been established to carry
- May 30th - SNP will host an indigenous Scholars Think Tank.
Attendees will be discussing Indigenous Pedagogy.
- May 31st - SNP we will host a policy discussion focussed on the
Internationalization of Indigenous Rights and Governance. This day
is a collaborative undertaking of SNP, Wilfrid Laurier University and the
University of Saskatchewan. This project is funded by a small
research grant from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
to study the impact of international institutions and global governance
documents in promoting legislative protection and culture survival for
In the fall, we are planning the Indigenous Knowledge Conference, the
culminating event for the anniversary year and official "kick off"
of SNP as a Hub for Indigenous Education and Research. Presentations
from each of the above mentioned events will be part of the conference program as
well as workshops focussed on applied indigenous knowledge and closing the
knowledge gap about indigenous peoples in Ontario. With the current
aboriginal education policy focus in Ontario, we anticipate the conference
will be of interest to a wide range of educators.
In 2013 SNP will apply for degree granting status to offer our languages
degree and will apply to be a provider of Additional Qualification courses for
teachers in Ontario.
SNP has a unique and expanding role in postsecondary education. On
behalf of the Six Nations Polytechnic community of learners, I welcome you to
join us for an education opportunity rich in Six Nations culture.