The site was set up for the Haudenosaunee & Raseron:ni Neighbourhood Association of Brantford as a point of contact for news, events and volunteer schedule.
Established in either 1142 or 1451, the Five Nations Iroquois confederacy consisted of the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, and the Senecas. When the Tuscaroras joined in 1712 the union adapted the name Haudenosaunee, which translates to mean “People building a longhouse”.
In treaties and other colonial documents they were known as the “Six Nations.” While each tribe controlled its own domestic affairs, the council at Onondaga controlled matters that referred to the nation as a whole. Similarly, despite the fact that all spoke the same language, each tribe had a distinct dialect of its own. Thus not only did the Iroquois provide a strong government and military base to protect their farmland, they also formed one of the nation’s earliest and strongest diplomacies.
The Geographic boundaries of Brantford, Six nations Domain are unbound and transcend the political boundaries of the Corporation of the City of Brantford and will continue to grow as we develop a demographic of our members.
Haudenosaunee & Raseron:ni Neighbourhood Association of Brantford offers programs, services and events to enrich personal, peer and Haudenosaunee & Raseron:ni good governance relationships.
Everyone in Brantford has the opportunity to engage and participate in their distinct and extrinsic community. Building a mechanism to help both communities determine who is Haudenosaunee & who is Raseron:ni.
We believe that everyone has the opportunity to participate;
We believe in community development through partnerships and collaboration;
We believe volunteerism is the foundation of our organization;
We believe in creating a safe, fun environment for all;
We believe in transparency, confidentiality and respect for one another and our community.