Six Nations Polytechnic offering an Indigenous Visual Arts Program in September 2015

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is excited to offer the first year of an Indigenous Visual Arts degree program at SNP, starting in September 2015, in partnership with OCAD University. Credits earned at SNP will be eligible for credit transfer at OCAD University. Students who successfully complete their first year studies with an average of 70% at SNP can then proceed into 2nd year programming at OCAD University’s Toronto campus. Students also have the option to receive a Six Nations Polytechnic Certificate for year 1 studies.

She Sells Sassafras by Hill (Indigenous Visual Arts Student)

She Sells Sassafras by Hill (Indigenous Visual Arts Student)

This program is designed for visual communicators who want to learn to express themselves creatively. The Indigenous Visual Arts Program combines contemporary and traditional Indigenous aesthetic and social studies with studio-based art education. The program prepares students to engage in complex and evolving global discourses around Indigenous history, art history and contemporary art practice across a range of expressions, materials and media. The Indigenous Visual Arts Program at Six Nations Polytechnic will be delivered in a classroom setting, in studios, as well as through online courses.

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is an Indigenous- owned and controlled, community-based educational institute that develops and delivers culturally enriched, accredited post-secondary certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate programs to Indigenous students in partnership with colleges and universities. SNP exists in the heart of Canada’s most populous First Nation community In Canada, comprised of six distinct Hodinohso:ni’ Nations and languages (Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora). More than two decades of culturally relevant teaching, learning, research and student success, coupled with the growing higher education demands from the Six Nations community and non-Indigenous learners and partner institutions, positions SNP on the frontier of higher learning for Indigenous peoples.

The new Indigenous Visual Arts program is an exciting addition to the programs that SNP offers, and this year we are able to offer tuition sponsorships to First Nation students for this program. Please contact SNP Student Success Officer, Lee-ann Blackbird for more information about the program,

Visit our website for information on all the programs we offer and to learn about Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre, a centre that is aimed at preserving Hodinohso:ni’ languages, culture and traditions. Deyohahá:ge: operates as a resource centre for community members, scholars, and researchers, as an archive for cultural materials, and as a research centre.