Beginning in the spring of 2017, ARA and the OAS have managed the archaeological needs at the Woodland Cultural Centre and the Mohawk Village Memorial Park with volunteers from Six Nations, Mississaugas of the Credit, archaeological consulting firms, archaeological researchers and the general public.
September 17th of 1924 marked the enforcement of an elected band council on Six Nations by Indian Affairs, lead by Duncan Campbell Scott. With the first election held on October 21st 1924.Forty years prior, in 1884, the Canadian government passed the Indian Advancement Act, allowing Indian Affairs to establish elected band councils in any Indigenous community without their consent. For the longest time, the government wasn’t concerned with intervening as they believed Six Nations was becoming advanced on its own.There were many challenges faced by the community which led to the division between those who supported the Confederacy Council and those who supported an elected system of governance (Band council). The impacts of the First World War and political and societal changes happening outside the community as well as loss of land, environmental degradation, changes in education and health care and, mismanagement of Six Nations Trust Fund by subsequent generations of colonial authorities were all in part to blame for this division. In 1906, The Indian Rights Association was formed, also known as the Dehorners and later the Loyalist Association. Their main goal was to remove the traditional hereditary chiefs from council. Many supporters were former students at the Mohawk Institute in Brantford and veterans of the First World War.Efforts led by Levi General (Deskaheh) on behalf of the Confederacy to have Six Nations recognized as a sovereign people at the League of Nations (now the United Nations), along with petitions and complaints from groups within the community who wanted to dismantle the Confederacy, lead the Department of Indian Affairs to intervene and impose an elected system.#OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations #FN #IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #Brantford #BrantEvents #Giving ... See MoreSee Less