Engage for Change

May 2017

The Historical Importance of Corn to Haudenosaunee Culture


Corn or maize is an Indigenous North American plant and it plays an important role in Haudenosaunee history and culture. The Haudenosaunee cultivated and harvested corn on a large scale within the ancestral Haudenosaunee lands of present day New York State. Corn was a principle and favourite vegetable food of the Haudenosaunee and they harvested many variations.

The seven grandfather teachings

The seven grandfather teachings

As part of our Engage for Change project, more than 200 grade 7 and 8 students are taking part in an inquiry-based, curricular project. The students are exploring the questions, stories and understandings behind the concept of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, with a focus on the legacy of residential schooling.

Our next talking circle

Engage for Change Talking Circle

The next Engage for Change talking circle is hosted by the Kingston Arts Council. 

Please join us on Thursday, 13 July 2017 at the Tett Centre (Malting Tower) for a day of sharing as part of Engage for Change, a Reconciliation Journey Project, hosted by the City of Kingston.