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Our Philosophy and Belief - the Foundation of Six Nations Polytechnic Board Policies
If people do not keep pace with others perhaps it is because they hear a different drummer. Allow them to step in harmony to the music which they hear however measured or far away. Our cosmology places Native people in a balanced familial relationship with the universe and the earth. In our languages, the earth is our Mother, the sun-our Eldest Brother, the moon-our Grandmother, the plants and animals-our brothers and sisters. From this view, our people believe that all elements of the natural world are connected physically and spiritually and are to interrelate to each other to benefit the whole. The responsibility then 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.
Six Nations Polytechnic, a native-focused institution of learning, has a moral responsibility to the people to take a lead role in the preservation of our environment. Through the Hodinohso:ni`/Rotinonhshonni world view of our universe we will assist in the survival of life on this planet through research, the study of alternative views, and the dissemination of information.
Six Nations Polytechnic will endeavour to keep up with the beat of the 21st century and at the same time offer the understanding inherent in our language and culture. In this way, the people may receive an education that assists them to keep pace with both drums.
Six Nations Polytechnic will take a lead role in bridging the chasm of understanding between the two cultures of our lives and create an atmosphere for healing our differences so that we can both look with optimism into the 21st century.
Six Nations Polytechnic has the role and responsibility, as an institution of the people of Six Nations, to offer the opportunity to be educated to ensure languages and culture survive. It also has the responsibility to provide an education that enables our people to survive in both worlds.
Six Nations Polytechnic is becoming the catalyst that offers the opportunity and place for our Native scholars and elders to share their knowledge with all our people and to offer the non- Native an opportunity to study a different worldview.
Created by Harvey Longboat Sr. 1994
Missed Academic Work Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide appropriate accommodation opportunities for learners who miss work due to medical and personal circumstance. This policy seeks to balance the needs and requirements of all learning community stakeholders, including but not limited to: students, instructors and administrators. It is the prerogative of the course instructor to determine the appropriate relief for missed work in their course.
All student requests made under this policy should be conducted with a commitment to academic integrity. The institutional (instructor and administrative) response to such requests should also be done in a manner to provide reasonable accommodation. All parties operating under this policy shall conduct themselves in accordance with the organizational values of Kanikoriio.
2022-2023 Student Handbook
From the start, Six Nations Polytechnic had a clear vision about the contribution we could make to both our home community and the international community. Our unique education mission was first articulated in the founding statement of philosophy and belief, written by Harvey Longboat, a Six Nations educator and traditional leader, in 1994. This philosophy speaks to the need for an educational institution with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, language, culture, and ensuring that Haudenosaunee people have the tools to succeed in the two worlds we find ourselves in.
Nurses Student Spotlight – Lacey VanEvery
Lacey is a graduate of the first Practical Nursing in Aboriginal Communities (PNAC) cohort at SNP in 2006. She started her nursing career with SNP as a young mom. After graduating from the PNAC program, Lacey worked as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) for years. She wanted to make changes in health for her community, so she continued in her education. Lacey went on to our RPN to BScN bridging program and earned her Bachelors of Nursing and then her Masters of Public Health at McMaster University.
Lacey then began working at Six Nations Public Health as a community nurse and moved into the role as Nurse in Charge in June 2020 providing leadership throughout the pandemic. She now works for Indigenous Services Canada as the Acting Nurse Manager for Southern Ontario and Thunder Bay South Zone.
Lacey found SNP programs culturally relevant which, was important to her, especially in developing patient relationships. She believes having nursing programs available in our community increases health care staff who are better trained to work with Ogwehoweh people. Lacey notes that many of her current staff and colleagues are graduates from SNP as well!
Lacey is a very accomplished SNP alumni and we congratulate her on her achievements in education and nursing. SNP would like to send a big nya:węh to Lacey, all of our nursing alumni as well as Six Nations community nurses who provide essential health care services to our community!