Six Nations Polytechnic

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Six Nations Polytechnic
Six Nations Polytechnic logo.jpg
MottoLearn Local - Work Global
TypeAboriginal-owned and controlled post-secondary institution.
PresidentRebecca Jamieson
Undergraduatesuniversity, and continuing education students
Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, 2160 Fourth Line, P.O. Box 700, Ohsweken
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Canada N0A 1M0
AffiliationsIndian & Northern Affairs Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Education,

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is a Haudenosaunee-owned and controlled post-secondary institution at Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation. The Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation are the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora. The Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation reserve acreage at present covers some 46,000 acres (190 km2) near the city of Brantford, Ontario.

Aboriginal institutes partner with colleges and universities to offer students degree programs, apprenticeships, certificate programs and diploma programs. SNP was founded to provide greater access to post-secondary education for Aboriginal peoples. SNP delivers post-secondary programs approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.


Since 1993, Six Nations Polytechnic has offered college and university programs through agreements with public colleges and universities.

On June 26, 2009 – the Indigenous Knowledge Centre and Ogweho:weh Diploma Programs [Gayogohó:non-Cayuga and Kayenkeha -Mohawk] were publicly launched with the signing of the Six Nations and McMaster University Collaborative Agreement. These university credit diploma programs will eventually become full degree programs for Haudenosaunee languages.


Six Nations Polytechnic offers programs and courses of study in partnership with all levels of government; commissions; industries; commerce and other education and training institutions.

Programs offered[edit]


  • Native University Program - First Year
  • Ogwehoweh language Diploma and Degree Programs in Mohawk or Cayuga
  • Ogwehoweh Language Degree Program
  • Native Child Welfare


  • Practical Nursing with Aboriginal Communities
  • Police Foundations
  • Office Administration

Continuing Education[edit]

  • Principal of First Nation Schools
  • Directors of Education for First Nation Communities
  • Workshops & Seminars

Secondary School and Homework Support[edit]

  • Native Diploma Access Program
  • Homework Support Program

Scholarships & Bursaries[edit]

The Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists over 680 scholarships, bursaries, and other incentives offered by governments, universities, and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation. SNP scholarships for Aboriginal, First Nations and Métis students include:

  • Harvey Longboat Sr. Memorial Scholarship;
  • Marge & Reg Henry Cayuga Language Award;
  • Vina Loft Mohawk Language Award;
  • Watson Parojcic Benefit Consultants Inc. Bursary;
  • Aboriginal Institutes’ Consortium – Student Scholarship Award;
  • Aboriginal Institutes’ Consortium – Instructor Award;
  • The Jack and Lillian MacDonald Scholarship;[1]
  • Science Education Employment Development (SEED) Scholarships - a partnership between Imperial Oil and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.[2]

Six Nations Achievement Centre[edit]

The Six Nations Achievement Centre was founded in 1993 as a community-based agency providing adults with tutoring in Literacy and Basic Skills, in a culturally sensitive manner to increase their academic skills for entry into higher level of education and/or to obtain employment. The funding is provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Literacy and Basic Skills Branch. The Six Nations Achievement Centre is a member of the Brant Literacy Service Planning (LSP) and the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition. The programs offered include:

  • Academic related assessments.
  • One-to-one tutoring
  • Refresher workshops
  • Online learning
  • Six-week "Pre-GED" connection program
  • Essential skills and workforce literacy
  • Career and/or college preparation sessions
  • New computer training for adults with no computer experience
  • Crafting for Employment Workshops
  • Networking


Main campus is a building located on 2160 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, Ontario.

Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre located at 16 Sunrise Court is a complex consisting of three two-storey buildings that mimic longhouses.

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Coordinates: 43°03′35″N 80°05′59″W / 43.05979°N 80.09965°W / 43.05979; -80.09965