Landscape of Nations: The Six Nations and Native Allies Commemorative Memorial, a nationally significant public artwork unveiled in Queenston Heights Park on October 2, 2016. The memorial inspired dynamic educational and expressive culture programs intended to more fully convey the information expressed by its historic and symbolic elements. These include the LON 360° Indigenous Education Initiative, Celebration of Nations Gathering of Art, Culture, and Tradition, The Great Niagara Escarpment Indigenous Cultural Map produced with Plenty Canada, Empathic Traditions: Niagara’s Indigenous Legacy exhibition curated for the Niagara Fall History Museum, the Indigenous Niagara Living Museum Tour, and numerous other programs and consultancies.
Landscape of Nations provides an engaging experience for visitors, delivered through subtle layers of meaning. Six Nations and Native allies played a pivotal role in the defense of Upper Canada. This memorial tells multiple stories that involve both cultural and historical references.
The vision is one that recognizes time, culture, events and environment as expressed through the design of the site in relation to its landscape and central Memory Circle feature. The memorial’s design is conceived as a balance among humans and nature. It creates a place that people can experience in their own way. And, at its core, it presents a concept that is respectful of those who sacrificed and gave their lives in defense of freedom.