Solar Eclipse Viewing being Held for the Six Nations of the Grand River Community

As excitement builds for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, Six Nations of the Grand River (SNGR) is informing the public that our event to view the Total Solar Eclipse on the territory is intended for the benefit of community members. SNGR continues to prioritize community safety.

Six Nations of the Grand River has limited resources and infrastructure to support an influx of unexpected visitors. To keep everyone safe, we must ensure our roads are clear in case of an emergency.

The event, in conjunction with Six Nations Health Services and Six Nations Public Library, is held at Parks and Recreation. Parking is limited. Once the parking lot is filled, vehicles will be turned away.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many, and we want to make it as safe as possible for our community,” SNGR Acting Chief Executive Officer Nathan Wright said.

“We appreciate the public’s respect for our community’s wellbeing,” SNGR Elected Chief Sherri-Lyn Hill said. “The Solar Eclipse is a great event, and we want to prioritize the accessibility and safety of our community members.”
Safety Reminders

  • SNGR encourages everyone to take steps to protect their eyes during the eclipse.
  • Do not look directly at the sun during an eclipse as this may cause permanent eye damage or
  • Do not drive during the eclipse. The sudden change in light can be distracting and dangerous.
  • Protect your family, including your pets, cover your windows