To forge a strong and prosperous future, we must learn from our past. To do so, it is important to create a culture of ongoing engagement while also acknowledging how much more remains to be learned. An active pursuit of identifying our roots and presenting ongoing education is what will forge a new way forward.
Scholars and researchers continue to seek identifying all First Nations that lived in Niagara, such as the Hatiwendaronk. While scholars still research to understand the accurate name of this Nation, it has been previously known as the Neutral Nation, Attawandaron or Chonnonton.
In present-day Niagara, three Nations share territory lands including Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. These Nations include Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. Many First Nations, Métis and Inuit people across Turtle Island live and work in Niagara today.
Active organizations serving Niagara and providing necessary education and resources can be found by visiting the following:
- Ganawageh and Ohsto: Seri Urban Homes
- Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle
- Niagara Chapter Native Women
- Niagara Regional Native Centre
- Niagara Region Métis Council
- NPAAMB Indigenous Youth Employment and Training
- Oonuhseh – Niagara Native Homes
De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, based in Hamilton with increased outreach services in Niagara