As many have already discovered, improving your sense of self, affirming your cultural identity and understanding Indigenous peoples provides a great foundation for success on your journey of learning. Helping you along the way are the values of Ga’nigohi:yo/Kanikoriio, which are at the root of our organization. SNP is committed to upholding these values (fairness, sharing, honesty, kindness, confidentiality, consistency, integrity, responsibility, responsiveness, cooperation, openness, and trustworthiness) for the benefit of all who share this land.
All elements of the natural world are connected physically and spiritually and are to interrelate to each other to benefit the whole. The responsibility falls on the people to peacefully maintain nature’s delicate balance to ensure that unborn generations can enjoy what we enjoy today.
Six Nations Polytechnic accepts this responsibility and is devoted to facilitating the will and determination of our community to maintain an environmentally friendly world through education, training and research. (Harvey Longboat, Board Member)
Our Mission is to positively contribute to the well-being of all who share this land and to create and preserve knowledge specific to Ogwehoweh languages and culture through respectful interaction and information sharing with other knowledge systems.
This means our doors are open to everyone who wants to learn with us. SNP is committed to supporting the development of confident, knowledgeable and skilled members of society.
Our Vision is to achieve international distinction for excellence in Indigenous education, Indigenous language revitalization and continuance of Indigenous knowledge.
What makes SNP unlike any other post-secondary school in Canada is our unique ability to offer first-hand Indigenous knowledge, education, and skills training to everyone who is committed to learning. SNP is the only place in Canada where one can attain a Bachelor of Arts in Ogwehoweh Languages (Mohawk or Cayuga). With distinguished instructors and smaller class sizes, SNP students experience a culturally supportive, interactive learning environment designed to support success.
Whether you are coming from Six Nations, other communities or cities, everyone at Six Nations Polytechnic - staff, students and instructors included - are expected to follow the values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind).