The education provided at Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is grounded in first-hand Indigenous knowledge. The school is guided by the values of Ga’nigohi:yo/Kanikoriio (respect and the good mind), which include fairness, integrity, sharing, kindness and co-operation.
SNP offers stand-alone degrees as well as approved trades training. It partners with colleges and universities to offer a range of degree, diploma and certificate programs, such as social service worker, early childhood education, personal support worker and construction techniques. SNP is the only school in Canada with a degree program in Ogwehoweh languages. Students can pick streams in Mohawk or Cayuga. One of SNP’s campuses is on the territory of the Six Nations of the Grand River—Canada’s most populous First Nation. The land also houses Canada’s largest single block of Carolinian forest, which students can explore through parks and walking trails.
SNP’s Brantford campus recently received a $5-million upgrade, making it one of the most energy-efficient campuses in Ontario. The building is equipped with LED lights, a solar roof, new computer labs, 3D printers and a commercial kitchen.
SNP also hosts the Indigenous Knowledge Centre, a repository for Six Nations research, resources and knowledge. School staff include Indigenous knowledge guardians—experts in Indigenous traditions and languages.
• Practical Nursing
• Bachelor of Arts in Ogwehoweh Languages
• Social Service Worker
• University Consortium Year 1 Program
• Personal Support Worker
• Degree: $7,584
• Diploma: $4,359-$4,975
• Certificate: $4,201-$4,359
• Post-Grad: $6,159
• Ogwehoweh Languages: This fully accredited degree complements language and grammar skills with learning in communication, research and evaluation.
• University Consortium Year 1: This program is community-based and gives students the chance to complete the first year of a bachelor of arts degree within the Six Nations community. Graduates then transfer to one of six partner universities, including Brock, Wilfred Laurier and the University of Waterloo.