Travel Photo Monday
July 2013 - Brantford ON
Last year I attended my first pow wow at Grand River.
Hosted by the Six Nations it was a sight to behold. The colours, pagentry and energy just emanated from the participants.
Six Nations (or Six Nations of the Grand River) is the largest First Nation in Canada with a total of 23,902 members. Some 11,865 are reported living in the reserve. It is the only territory in North America that has the six Iroquois nations living together. These nations are the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca and Tuscarora. There are also some Delaware living in the territory.
The Six Nations reserve is bordered by the County of Brant, city of Brantford, ON, Norfolk County, Haldimand County, and the New Credit Indian reserve. The acreage at present covers some 46,000 acres (190 km2) near the city of Brantford, Ontario. This represents approximately 5% of the original 950,000 acres (3,800 km2) of land granted by the 1784 Haldimand Treaty.