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Local Aboriginal Resources

(The information in this section is current as of September 20, 2014)

This page contains links to Aboriginal organizations around Hamilton. Please contact Lyndon George at 289-680-4544 if you would like to add your organization to this list.

Metis Women's Circle

The Métis Women's Circle is a dynamic group of women who share Aboriginal heritage and honour our traditional teachings. We work to build community among urban Aboriginal women and their families both locally and nationally.

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

The Urban Aboriginal Indian Centre’s goal is to provide the Urban Aboriginal People with the tools to achieve a balanced wholistic lifestyle.

Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton

The Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton aims to improve the quality of life for everyone in Hamilton through research, community development, community engagement, and system and service planning.

De dwa de dehs nye>s (Aboriginal Health Centre)

De dwa de dehs nye>s aims to improve the wellness of Aboriginal individuals and of the Aboriginal community by providing services which respect people as individuals with a distinctive cultural identity and distinctive values and beliefs.

Native Women’s Centre

The Native Women's Centre provides safe, emergency shelter for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law.

Niwasa Aboriginal Education Programs

Niwasa aims to provide educational programs and services that are routed in Aboriginal culture and language.

Native Youth Advancement with Education Hamilton (NYA WEH) 

The Native Youth With Education Hamilton (NYA WEH) is dedicated to the progressive development of Hamilton’s Aboriginal community through educational success.  NYA WEH is responsible for providing a culturally based educational and personal support program for Aboriginal youth in the Hamilton’s Secondary School System.

Urban Native Homes

Urban Native Homes aims to strengthen individual & family self-reliance and sense of community by providing safe, affordable housing and support services for Native people in the City of Hamilton.

Sisters in Spirit

Sisters in Spirit is an initiative that researches and brings attention to the information regarding the alarming statistics around our aboriginal women and girls.

Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto

Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto provides services in housing and tenant rights, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program, Indian Act Matters, Canada Pension, Disability Application, Police Complaints, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Human Rights, Referral to lawyers on other matters.

 McMaster First Nations Students Association

The group started on campus with the goal to raise awareness about Indigenous issues. Over the years, MFNSA has hosted and helped to organize various events, both on and off campus, surrounding Indigenous social, cultural and political life.

 Mohawk College Aboriginal Education and Student Services

The Mission of the Aboriginal Education Council is to ensure access to and the delivery of quality programs and services in an environment designed to contribute to the well-being and the quality of life for Aboriginal Peoples.

Six Nations of the Grand River

The Six Nations consist of the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga, and Tuscarora. The main reserve is located 25 km Southwest of Hamilton between Brantford, Caledonia and Hagersville. The Nations provide a wide range of services to their members.

Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation look to their Anishinabe roots to guide their vision for the future as a strong, caring, connected community that respects the earth's gifts and protects the environment for future generations. The Nation is located immediately west of the Town of Hagersville and approximately 30 km southwest of the City of Hamilton.

Aboriginal Justice Coordinator

Lyndon George

cell: 289-680-4544

office: 905-527-4572, ext 53

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