Six Nations Polytechnic

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.

Six Nations Polytechnic
Six Nations Polytechnic logo.jpg
MottoLearn Local - Work Global
TypeAboriginal-owned and controlled post-secondary institution.
Established1993
PresidentRebecca Jamieson
Undergraduatesuniversity, and continuing education students
Location
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,
Websitesnpolytechnic.com

Indigenous 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 Indigenous peoples. SNP delivers post-secondary programs approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

HistoryEdit

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.

PartnershipsEdit

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 offeredEdit

UniversityEdit

CollegeEdit

  • Practical Nursing with Indigenous Communities
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Social Service Worker
  • Mental Health & Disability Management
  • Early Childhood Education

Continuing EducationEdit

  • Principal of First Nation Schools

Secondary School and Homework SupportEdit

  • Native Diploma Access Program
  • Homework Support Program
  • STEAM Academy

Scholarships & BursariesEdit

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 Indigenous 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 CentreEdit

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

CampusEdit

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