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Historical Summary:

The Six Nations consist of the:

Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga,
Seneca, Onondaga and Tuscarora.


These Nations unified
under the Great Tree of Peace. During
the American Revolution, Captain Joseph
Brant led many from the Iroquois
Confederacy to ally with the British.
For their loyalty to the Crown, the
Six Nations would be deeded a tract of
land along the Grand River. Eventually,
most of the land would be stripped from them and
they would be reduced to present 46,000 acres.
Recognized as “Six Nations Reserve No. 40”.

Location:

The main reserve is located
approximately 25 km southwest
of the city of Hamilton, Ontario
between the cities of Brantford,
Caledonia, and Hagersville. The
Six Nations of the Grand River is
bounded by Brant County and
Haldimand County and to the north: Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, Haldimand County, and Norfolk County to the south; Halidimand County to the east; and Brant County to the west. Physical boundaries of the Reserve include Brant County to the north; Regional Road #20 to the south; Oneida Road/CN Railway tracks to the east; Bateman Line to the west.
  Land Base:

The Six Nations of the Grand River Territory consists of
approximately 18,000 hectares of land. A small proportion of
the land is held by the First
Nations, while the majority
of the land is held by
individual band members
through Certificate of Possession.

Further information on
Six Nations Lands is
available by visiting:

http://www.sixnations.ca/LandsResources/
Population:

Six Nations of the Grand River has the largest population of all First Nations in Canada. According to the Six Nations Lands/Membership Department as of December 2013, the total band membership is 25,660, with 12,271
   
living within the Six Nations First Nation. The population within the community is spread fairly even with dense population in the village of Ohsweken. The overall on-reserve population has increased from 4,907 persons in 1972 to 25,660 persons as of December 2013. The off-reserve population has increased from 4,148 persons in 1972 to 13,389 persons as of 2013. (A 50 year population projection on-reserve population of 41,563.)
       
Housing:
Based on information received from Six Nations of the Grand River, there are currently 2,674 housing units located on the reserve. Rural areas of the reserve include 2,279 of the housing units and the remaining 395 of the houses are located in urban style subdivisions.
     
Water:
A New Water Treatment Plant is being constructed as a First Nation, Council is required to follow federal and provincial legislation including Ontario drinking water standards and other codes. With a life span of 50 years, the building can be renovated to make more room for water treatment.
     
Landfill:
A landfill site is located on Fourth Line and is designed to accommodate household waste generated by Six Nations residents only. This site is operated by the Public Works Department.
     
Schools:
Emily C. General, I.L Thomas, Jamieson School, J.C. Hill, Oliver M. Smith, Six Nations Polytechnic Separate Schools: Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Elementary/High School Garlow Line Baptist Church Academy
Churches:

 
Bethany Mission, Six Nations Pentecostal Church, Church of Jesus Christ, Ohsweken Baptist Church, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Johnsfield Baptist Church, Medina Baptist Church, Chapel of the Deleware, Christ Church, Garlow Line Baptist Church, Grand River United Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Faith Victory Tabernacle, St. John’s Anglican Church, St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Chiefswood Christian Fellowship, Mohawk Chapel
     
Businesses:
Currently on the Six
Nations of the Grand
River there is
approximately 300
business; with new
business start-up, openings occurring monthly. For business information please contact the Two Rivers Community Development Centre.
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