IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

OSTTC Longhouse GANǪSA’Ǫ:WEH Consumed by Fire

It is with deep sadness to announce that on Friday July 22nd the Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre Longhouse GANǪSA’Ǫ:WEH was engulfed in flames. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire shortly after arriving; however, the damage to the Longhouse was extensive. No one was injured in the blaze, as there were no staff or visitors present at the time. 
Further updates will be provided to the community as they become available.

 
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OSTTC: LONGHOUSE GANǪSA’Ǫ:WEH

17th Century Longhouse Replica

 

ABOUT US

Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre: Longhouse

Ganǫsa’ǫ: weh was established in 2014.


As Culture and Ecotourism grows within the Six Nations of the Grand River and surrounding communities Ogwehohweh Skills and Trades Training Centre (OSTTC) is working hard to raise awareness of our rich Haudenosaunee heritage. We have worked towards this effort by creating our site as ongoing cultural and ecotourism development.


Come to learn the Haudenosaunee history and culture by visiting our 17th Century full sized replica Longhouse - Ganǫsa’ǫ: weh and our ecological restoration efforts at the Kayanase Greenhouse!

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OUR PURPOSE

Our longhouse is a 17th century replica longhouse, the longhouse was built by our local tradesmen of Six Nations. The longhouse is accurate with average historical records.
Our longhouse today is used for education and teaching not only our people but also our visitors to Six Nations, to provide an exceptional cultural experience that increases their understanding and appreciation for Six Nations’ and Haudenosaunee natural resources, society, history, a safe place to learn and culture.

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NOT OPEN AT THIS TIME

Thank you for your interest in the Longhouse.  We are currently not offering tours at this time as we lost the Longhouse to a fire on July 22, 2022.  We have set up a campaign to rebuild in the near future

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Longhouse Tour Books

We have books about the Longhouse available for purchase.  They can be purchased at Kayanase, OSTTC Main office or Six Nations Tourism for $10.  Or donations can be made using the link for our rebuilding campaign if you are interested. 

The Ęjidwahsrö:ni' Fund - "We will build again" - CanadaHelps

To find out more

Phone: 519-445-1515 ext 1009 or    Email: dorothy@osttc.com

 

THE ĘJIDWA̱HSRǪ:NI:’ FUND

which in the Cayuga language translates to ‘We Will Build Again’

Grand River Employment and Training Inc. Board and Staff would like to acknowledge the outpour of support from our community, partners and neighbors as we lost the 17TH Century Replica Longhouse to a fire on July 22, 2022 We are very eager to rebuild GANǪSA’Ǫ:WEH and continue our mission of education and cultural awareness.


To do this we are launching The Ęjidwa̱hsrǫ:ni:’ “We Will Build Again” Fund through CanadaHelps.org. All donations will be used towards the rebuilding of GANǪSA’Ǫ:WEH.

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TOURS

NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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​Donations can be made online, through e-transfer, in-person, mailed


CanadaHelps.org The Ęjidwahsrö:ni' Fund - "We will build again"

Charitable registration number: 891340796RR0001


E-Transfer Email: kayla@greatsn.com

Reference (Longhouse donation) when sending

Grand River Employment and Training Inc.

16 Sunrise Ct Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 ​


Please make cheques payable to: Grand River Employment and Training Inc.


NIA:WEN - NYA:WEH - THANK YOU

 

ADD ON'S FOR TOURS

Price List

Please be aware that some activities are seasonal*
When inquiring please sent us the number of participants in your tour, so we can ensure we have enough equipment/materials for everyone!

$10

Basic

  • Tea Sampling

  • Cordage Twisting

  • Braiding Craft

  • Site Walk

$15

Mid-Grade

  • Ding-ball/Lacrosse

  • Archery

  • Painting

  • Traditional Games

$20

Premium

  • Fishing

  • Leather work

  • Planting

  • Beadwork

 
 

VISITOR REVIEWS

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I went with my partner and our Neice and Nephew (grades 5 and 4). We all really enjoyed this tour! It gives you so much knowledge and engaged the kids as well. We had fun attempting friction fires too!
We weren't even finished the tour when my nephew asked "When can we come back?".

Janelle Wiens

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Amazing! Loved the courses

Janelle Porter

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5 STARS!!!!!!

Nikki Williams

 

CONTACT

973 Highway 54, Ohsweken, ON

519-445-1515 ext 1009

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LONGHOUSE COMMITTEE

Meet the Team

TIERRA HENHAWK

Cultural Interpreter

JHERI JAMIESON

Special Projects Coordinator

JOSH JAMIESON

Student Success Lead

JULIA GARLOW

Receptionist

WARREN HILL

Student Mentor

BAYLEE MARTIN

Recruitment/Outreach Coordinator

ERIN MONTURE

CEO

ALLIE TROMBETTA

Programs Lead

 
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