Host Community 2010

Cando is excited to have had a partnership with the Six Nations of the Grand River in hosting the 17th Annual National Conference & AGM: "Embracing Change”, held September 27-30, 2010 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  As host organization, the Six Nations of the Grand River worked with Cando to help ensure the Ontario region and its people were appropriately represented at the conference through the selection of local artists, speakers, presenters and culturally relevant themes.

 

Sge:No - Welcome to the Six Nations of the Grand River

We are pleased you have chosen to visit us and hope you enjoyed our distinctly unique community located along the picturesque waters of the Grand River in one of the last remaining "Carolinian Forests” of Southern Ontario.

Our community celebrates our unique heritage and culture with various yearly events and attractions drawing people from the world over.  Come and experience our museums, galleries and businesses and enjoy our wide array of sports offered on the Grand River.

Stop by our Tourism building and let our staff provide you with information on our sites, attractions, events and businesses.  Or visit our website at www.sntourism.com.

O:neh gihya (We’ll see you again)

Community Tour 2010

On Tuesday, September 28th conference delegates had an opportunity to learn about and see firsthand local economic development successes through a community tour of the Six Nations of the Grand River & Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Led by knowledgeable tour guides, delegates had a chance to visit several sites beginning with the Six Nations Tourism, the Six Nations Bingo Hall, and Iroqrafts Store. Currently, there are over three-hundred owned and operated band businesses on the Six Nations of the Grand River. Delegates also had the opportunity to visit Mississaugas of the New Credit which included the Craft Store, Band Office and numerous businesses. The tour ended at the Six Nations Polytechnic where delegates gathered for the Icebreaker Reception. 



Icebreaker Reception

The Conference Icebreaker Reception was held at the Six Nations Polytechnic and provided an opportunity for delegates to have an evening of entertainment and delicious food. Opening Prayer was delivered by Elder Garry Sault and a student from Kawenni:io School, and was followed by greetings from the Economic Development Director of Six Nations Matt Jameson and Chief Bryan LaForme of Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation. A traditional meal was prepared by a local catering company owned by Janace Henry. Delegates enjoyed performances by the Children’s Drum Group, Soft Shoe Dancers and Musician Rebecca Miller. Overall, it was a successful evening in which delegates leaned many traditional ways from both Six Nations and Mississaugas of the New Credit.