In the midst of the COVID-19 and Coronavirus pandemic, destinations everywhere are responding on a daily basis to their constantly changing environment. In determining what’s best for our community the elected Six Nations Chief and Council have deemed it necessary to Protect Our People, and as such, have established protocols to do so, including the installation of community access checkpoints. These checkpoints are meant to limit the inflow of non-member travel and access to the Six Nations Territory, in efforts to flatten the curve with respect to the virus.
Those of you with questions regarding the checkpoints and the Protect Our People project can call the community hotline listed above at (519) 717-6639. Updates with respect to timeframes and community access passes for Band Members and those that have essential services to access on the Territory can be provided by calling this line. In these changing times, the Six Nations Tourism and its hospitality industry are working to provide as many essential services as possible within the community, following emergency measures and health & safety guidelines. Restaurants on the territory which have drive-thru, delivery options, or are open for pick-up only are available to service the needs of community members.
With social distancing in effect, Chiefswood Park has been closed, however, access to the Six Nations Nature Trail is still open for community members living on the Territory looking to stretch their legs outdoors (keeping in mind that personal space still needs to be recognized and acknowledged.) Our official Tourism sites (including Chiefswood National Historic Site and the Mohawk Chapel) have been forced to close but are working on virtual offerings which will be made public in the near future. All in-person events and performances have been canceled or postponed. And, the Six Nations Tourism building is temporarily closed until further notice.
Our team at Six Nations Tourism is working remotely to provide resources through area businesses which will help locals to navigate this uncertain time as Chief Mark Hill has encouraged everyone to stay healthy at home. Many Six Nations businesses as well as its arts community are working to offer online platforms for purchases, entertainment, and even educational items to help pass the time at home. Please see below for a curated list of links as well as how locals can support Six Nations’ culinary community by continuing to order take-out.
Everyone is looking forward to planning their next getaway. And, it is our hope that when this pandemic is behind us and the Protect Our People program has concluded, your getaways will include a trip to #SeeSixNations in the future. In the meantime, sending our support to all those in need, and wishing you all the very best of health.
Community Business Links:
Ohsweken Speedway Facebook for Rivalz Race Chats and Facebook LIVE Friday Night I-Xcitement
Village Pizza & Wings Online Menu for Take-Out
Erlind’s Restaurant Website (Call for Hours)