Today, September 30th, is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, a day to recognize and reflect on the harm caused by the residential school systems to Indigenous Peoples and lasting intergenerational harm to First Nations, the Métis Nation and Inuit groups across Canada. It is a time to affirm our commitment to the ongoing process of truth-telling and reconciliation.
Join us in supporting The Ęjidwahsrö:ni’ Fund – “We will build again”, a fundraiser hosted by Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre Longhouse. Ganǫsa’ǫ:weh was a 17th century replica longhouse at Kayanase in Six Nations that opened in 2018 and was used by the Ogwehohweh Skills and Trades Training Centre (OSTTC) as a “place of memory and learning” where educational programming was held for Six Nations members and visitors to learn about Haudenosaunee culture and way of life through accurate and appropriate representation. The longhouse was built over six winter months by all local tradespeople and youth from Six Nations, and the project was assisted by others including our colleagues at Two Row Architects. Tragically, the longhouse burned down on July 22, 2022. We are looking forward to building a partnership with OSTTC and others to support this important initiative as it unfolds. The Ęjidwa̱hsrǫ:ni’ Fund has a target of $1M. Your support will further this important mission of bringing Haudenosaunee culture and awareness to the world.