OUR HISTORY

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.

OUR nations

Seneca,

Onondowahgah

Meaning The People of the Great Hill, also referred to as the Large Dark Door.

Cayuga,

Guyohkohnyoh

Meaning The People of the Great Swamp.

Onondaga,

Onundagaono

Meaning The People of the Hills.

Oneida,

Onayotekaono

Meaning The People of the Upright Stone.

Mohawk,

Kanienkahagen

Meaning The People of the Flint.

Tuscarora,

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 have 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.

P 519-445-2201

Mark B. Hill

Councillors

Councillor Sherri Lyn Hill-Pierce
519-717-7855, or sherri-lyn_hillpierce@sixnations.ca

Councillor Melba I. Thomas
519-732-2869, or
melbathomas@sixnations.ca

Councillor Audrey Powless-Bomberry
519-717-2721, or
apowlessbomberry@sixnations.ca

Councillor Michelle J. Bomberry
519-802-7714, or
michellebomberry@sixnations.ca

Councillor Wendelyn Johnson
519-771-6644, or
wendyjohnson@sixnations.ca

Councillor Hazel Johnson
519-732-2169, or
hazeljohnson@sixnations.ca

Councillor R. Helen Miller
519-717-2565, or
helenmiller@sixnations.ca

Councillor Nathan M. Wright
519-761-7058, or
nathanwright@sixnations.ca

Councillor Kerry Bomberry
519-732-1477, or
kerrybomberry@sixnations.ca

executive

Darrin Jamieson

Senior Administrative Officer