Welcome and Greetings
Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca and Tuscarora.
Our Mission Statement
The Six Nations Writers are the storytellers of today who will share their stories with all who enter this site. We all share a common literary goal to carry on our ancestral storytelling tradition through our written words. We keep our literary circle strong by sharing our stories and supporting each other. Our hope is to widen our circle through the moccasin telegraph and link with other First Nation literary communities to saturate the literary market with stories written by writers who happen to be native.
Although the people of Six Nations of the Grand River are ancestrally a people of oral tradition and have a strong storytelling history, we are also a community of writers. We believe our stories is just a natural extension of our oral storytelling tradition.
For a long time, our stories have been fictionalized, romanticized and told by writers other than ourselves. As a result, historic misconceptions about us have weaved their way into the fabric of society’s consciousness. We believe that it is time to correct these misconceptions and write our own stories.
We are the Six Nations writers. We are a group of varied individualized writers from all walks of life. We are published and aspiring writers who all have strong voices and want our voices heard. We are poets, novelists, academic and technical writers. We are journalists, essayists, cartoonists and comedians. We are short story writers, playwrights and songwriters. We are the storytellers of today and we are varied as the nations and clans that are our heritage.
You can join the Six Nations Writers as: member of Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, an associate (member of another First Nation or tribal affiliation) or a friend (a writer from any other community).
Click here to fill out our membership form (pdf. format).
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