Six Nations Language Commission
President Jamieson serves on the Six Nations Language Commission which administers significant funding for community based language revitalization. This linkage is consistent with SNP’s role in language revitalization, which further strengthens community planning and cohesion for language revitalization and overall contributions to enhanced language revitalization outcomes.
Preserving Haudenosaunee Language and Ceremonies through the Digitization and Translation of the Hewitt Collection
This SSHRC funded project, in partnership with McMaster University, concluded in the summer of 2013 and has left a lasting legacy for future language and culture revitalization work. For more information on this project, please visit the Research portion of our website.
Associate Professors Will Coleman, Daniel Coleman, Rick Monture, Theresa McCarthy, Susan Hill and Dawn Martin-Hill contributed to research and project development throughout the year.
Summer 2012 Summer Language and Culture Camp for Families Program
This camp funded through Six Nations Welfare targeted families with children aged 5 to 12 years old and their parents. Camp leaders used the family learning model to engage participants in language and cultural activities in both Gayogoho:no’ and Kanien’keha.
SNP Woodland Cultural Centre - Collaborative Archival Development Project
Funded for two years by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to catalogue Mohawk, Cayuga and Onondaga language and culture archives.
SNP is a community partner with Cayuga: Our Oral Legacy (COOL) AKA "The CURA Project". The official SSHRC title for this project is “Cayuga Language Maintenance”, but the partners call it COOL. The website is cayugalanguage.ca. The COOL project is developing invaluable resources for use in language programming and facilitating the overall language development of emerging speakers.
Internationalization of Indigenous Rights and Governance
May 31 2013 - Wilfrid Laurier University, Six Nations Polytechnic, and the University of Saskatchewan collaborated on a research project on the Internationalization of Indigenous Rights and Governance. This project is funded by a 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 Indigenous peoples. Indigenous and non-indigenous scholars engaged in critical dialogue concerning the global economy, the internationalization of Indigenous rights, the effectiveness of international instruments, and their implementation in local and global settings. This was the first interdisciplinary meeting of the project. This meeting will be followed by international teleconferences and will culminate in a June 2014 international forum at CIGI.
The Deyohahá: ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre begins exploring the natural sciences from both Indigenous and western perspectives in this curriculum project entitled Bi-Cultural Science. Please contact us for more information on this project.
War of 1812
Over the summer of 2012, the Deyohahá: ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre worked in partnership with the Six Nations Legacy Consortium and experienced educators on a curriculum development project. The goal of this project was to develop lesson plans on the War of 1812 from an Indigenous perspective.