The Six Nations of the Grand River unifies all Haudenosaunee peoples under the Great Tree of Peace. We are currently the only First Nation community that includes all six Haudenosaunee nations. Located along the banks of the Grand River, the Six Nations of the Grand River is the most populous First Nation in Canada.
We have a long and rich history with Settler Canada, stretching back to the American Revolution when we were allied with the British in return for our loyalty, we were promised lands under the Treaty of Haldimand. Our current territory is only a fraction of the promised area.
Meaning The People of the Great Hill, also referred to as the Large Dark Door.
Meaning The People of the Great Swamp.
Meaning The People of the Hills.
Meaning The People of the Upright Stone.
Meaning The People of the Flint.
known as Ska-Ruh-Reh
Meaning The Shirt Wearing People.
58th Elected CouNcil
Meet our Chief
Chief Mark B. Hill
Chief Hill is a member of the Mohawk Nation, Bear clan, born and raised on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. In 2010, Hill was elected as the youngest-ever councillor to the Six Nations Elected Council at the age of 23. He has served on numerous boards and committees including Corporate and Emergency Services, Grand River Employment and Training, and most recently the portfolio holder of the TO2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. He holds a diploma in Business Marketing from Mohawk College. In addition to his political duties, Hill is an entrepreneur who owns and operates the Whey Smooth Juice Bar at the Six Nations’ Pro-Fit Health Club.
Chief Executive Officer