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How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

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Waterloo, Canada
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How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

I want to get in touch with a Native reserve that can teach of their culture and spiritual connection with nature. I´m really intrested about indigenious people and their relation to the nature. I been meeting different tribes around south amerika and also been to northern scandinavia wich has the last indigenious people in Europe.

I was entering some homepage sites like Seven Nations reserve and saw their trailer. I felt like it was very based on gambling (Casino and Bingo) and didn´t give me a feeling of spirituality at all. The reason I want to go to a native reserve is to learn about their traditionall way at looking at things. Life and spirituality of ypu understand me.

I would really appreciate all the help I could get!

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SE Ontario
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1. Re: How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

Many reserves welcome visitors to their communities and some do not. It is always advisable to contact them in advance (usually through the Band Counci office) to see if they offer programs, etc. for visitors. Please remember you cannot just show up at a reserve - it is their land and their home.

The Six Nations Reserve (Brantford area) has a cultural centre and historic sites.

http://www.sntourism.com/index.php

The Curve Lake First Nation (Peterborough area) also has a cultural centre

curvelakefirstnation.ca/tourism-and-culture/

Alderville First Nation (Cobourg/Rice Lake area)

http://www.aldervillefirstnation.ca/tourism/

You might also contact the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto to see if they can provide assistance

http://www.ncct.on.ca/index.php

Thunder Bay, Canada
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2. Re: How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

Casino Rama comes to mind :) I am not certain what your expectations are or whether you believe this is something to study as a hobby or interest. I would suggest you travel to Thunder Bay where you will be able to interact with a population of Native Persons. There is a large reseve on the outskirts of Thunder Bay and if you want to visit an isolated community again Thunder Bay is the best jumping off point for most of the remotes

Burlington, Canada
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3. Re: How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

One that is close for you would be the town of Ohsweken. I'll give you the wikipedia link and you can see if any of their links would be helpful to you. phpr mentions that one in his first post. For you it would be just over 1 hour from Waterloo.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohsweken,_Ontario

Vancouver, Canada
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4. Re: How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

Very old post.

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5. Re: How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

Google "aboriginal tourism + Ontario" and hopefully that will direct you towards what you are looking for. Out here in western Canada, aboriginal tourism - that is, aboriginal-owned and operated businesses that offer tourism experiences with an aboriginal theme - is a growing trend and very popular in particular with visitors from some European countries; I'm guessing there are probably also some places in Ontario where it is a tourist draw too, other than casinos.

Toronto
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6. Re: How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

The OP asked the question in January, not sure if it's still relevant...

Burlington, Canada
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7. Re: How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

Maybe his email notification is still on and could be helpful...who knows though.

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Oshawa, Canada
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9. Re: How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

does anybody know where I can find a metis reserve to visit. I am of descent and would also like to learn and visit and experience what t's like,

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10. Re: How you could visit a Native Reserve in Ontario, Canada

Katie, hi and welcome to the forum ~

For Métis information you might use the Contact Us button to ask the people at the Metis Nation. They might be able to help you. Here is the link:

http://www.metisnation.ca/

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