To learn more about the rich and vibrant culture of the Haudenosaunee people, we invite you to visit:
Akwesasne Cultural Center
321 State Route 37, Hogansburg, N.Y.
(518) 358-2461 | Website
The Akwesasne Cultural Center, Inc. began with the founding of a library in 1971, to encourage Akwesasne’s youth to graduate high school. In 1972, cultural classes started and donations to the center began collections for the museum.
The Akwesasne Library and Cultural Center is a public library and museum that serves the people of Akwesasne, the surrounding communities and the visiting public by providing access to educational and cultural resources. Located in the heart of Akwesasne, the Akwesasne Cultural Center provides a positive space for educational purposes and is one of the cultural hubs of the community. Stop in to browse through the library’s collection and take a self-guided tour of the museum or call ahead for a guided tour.
Indigenous Education Institute
The Indigenous Education Institute (IEI) was created for the preservation and contemporary application of traditional Indigenous knowledge.
The mission and goals were developed in order to provide awareness of the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity in the world today. Cultural and linguistic diversity provide strength and richness to individuals and nations. Indigenous ways of knowing contain knowledge that can provide greater sustainability and stewardship of the earth and cosmos, leading to a harmonious, balanced future.
Six Nations Indian Museum
1462 County Route 60, Onchiota, N.Y.
(518) 891-2299 | Website
The Six Nations Indian Museum provides for the viewing of 3000-plus artifacts with an emphasis on the culture of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee). The Six Nations are: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. The museum features story telling lectures; gift shop carries Mohawk baskets, beadwork, books, t-shirts, silver jewelry, and acrylic paintings that reflects Six Nations culture.
Native North American Travelling College
1 Ronathahonni Lane, Akwesasne, Ontario, Canada,
(613) 932 9452 | Website
The Native North American Travelling College has been at the forefront of culture education and revitalization since 1969. Our unique and innovative Cultural Center produces books, pamphlets and posters along with a small gift shop for our visitors. NNATC also presents workshops such as craft classes, and cultural training. In addition we support native arts and crafts in our art gallery and host gatherings and festivals in our amphitheater. There’s a lot going on at Akwesasne’s NNATC. Our ever-expanding program continues to evolve to meet the needs of an ever changing world. All are welcome and invited to participate in the revitalization and sharing of our culture.
Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at SUNY ESF
354 Illick Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 470 6870| Website
The mission of the SUNY-ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment is to create programs that draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge in support of our shared goals of environmental sustainability.
In addition to serving as a bridge between traditional ecological knowledge and western scientific approaches, the Center incorporates indigenous perspectives and knowledge for the benefit of native students and work to educate mainstream students in a cross-cultural context.
The Center includes a significant outreach element focused on increasing educational opportunities for Native American students in environmental sciences, research collaborations, and partnerships with Native American communities to address local environmental problems.