KANA:TA is a cultural destination and centre for learning designed to highlight the rich and diverse cultures of the Six Nations of the Grand River/Haudenosaunee/ Onhkwehonweh and other Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island.
Kana:ta – meaning “village” in the Mohawk language reflects the main focal point of this site - a 17th century Mohawk village located on traditional Mohawk territory, with a recreated longhouse (under construction) specifically representative of the Mohawk nation of the Six Nations of the Grand River.
Kana:ta Village is a centre for learning and cultural destination designed to highlight the rich and diverse cultures of the Six Nations of the Grand River (Haudenosaunee/ Onhkwehonweh) and other Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island.
Being situated on a traditional Mohawk/Kenien'keha:ka Village site, we at Kana:ta are very excited to provide the perfect landscape and opportunity for traditional knowledge keepers and educators to share traditional and contemporary Haudenosaunee/ Onhkwehonweh cultures and practices. Through interactive learning within a safe and positive environment our goal is to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures from around the world, specifically Haudenosaunee/ Onhkwehonweh (Six Nations).
We have big visions for the future of Kana:ta, including; community events, such as March Break and Summer Camps, Family Events, Arts Festivals & Music Concerts, Craft Fairs, Overnight Camping in the Longhouse and Public Programs & Tours to name a few. At the beginning of this exciting journey it will take time before we are able to open to the public in full capacity, however, at this time we are able to offer: