The Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust (EDT) is the mechanism in which surplus profits generated by Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) are invested into the Six Nations Community for the collective benefit of its members.

Successful 2018 recipients will have from January 1, 2018 to December 1, 2018 to expend approved funds.

Each year, applications are reviewed, scored, and selected by the Economic Development Trust for community investment. Trustees include Rachel Martin (Chair), Jill Hill, Julie Hill, Cathy General and Alaina VanEvery.


Organization: Six Nations Public Works
Project: Watermain Extension to Oneida Business Park.
Project Summary: The extension will provide 142 homes with the opportunity to connect to the watermain and get off contaminated well systems.
Approved Investment: $1,200,000

Organization: SONICS – CKRZ
Project: Audio Monitoring Management System Update
Project Summary: To replace extremely outdated, and beyond capacity audio/monitoring management system. This new but relevant equipment and comprehensive audio management system has the potential to sustain and monitor the activities of the station and monitor the equipment at the water tower outside the station. This will keep CKRZ within regulatory reporting standards.
Approved Investment: $264,694.49

Organization: Ganohkwasra
Project: Garage & Maintenance Storage
Project Summary: Garage for vehicles and storage for maintenance tools and equipment. Garage will provide multiple safety gaps at Ganohkwasra: added protection for vehicles, temporary emergency storage for shelter residents, works station for maintenance staff and additional lighting and safety cameras for Gayenawahsra residents.
Approved Investment: $100,662.35

Organization: Six Nations Minor Lacrosse
Project: Tournament Costs
Project Summary: Seeking funding to offset the cost of Gaylord Powless Arena and cover the costs of all tournaments. To invest in our athletes as well as to reinvest into our community facilities.
Approved Investment: $8000

Organization: Six Nations Police
Project: Website development for education/awareness & tip line
Project Summary: . Resources will focus on substance abuse with a focus on drugs and community safety focusing on community support.
Approved Investment: $4995

Organization: Grand River Pow Wow Committee
Project: Meals for 2018 Pow Wow Volunteers
Project Summary: To provide meals for the dancers, singers and volunteers. Projected 500 meals per day will be needed in 2018.
Approved Investment: $ 13,800

Organization: Two Row on the Grand
Project: 2018 Commemorative Paddle
Project Summary: First Nations and allies dedicated to paddle along the Grand from Paris to Port Maitland. Together native and non native peoples will work together to commemorate the original intent of the 1613 Two Row Treaty. The group will participate in community building, events and cultural teachings as they paddle and camp along the Grand.
Approved Investment: $11,100

Organization: Six Nations Minor Ball
Project: Diamond Rentals & Tournament Fees
Project Summary: To receive funds for diamond time/rental, tournament fees.
Approved Investment: $8,000


Requested 17 Complete Applications Received (25 submitted) 11 General Applications Received 6 Grassroots Applications Received $8,000,000 Requested for 2018 Community Investment
Approved 9  Approved for Community Investment $1,696,481.53 Amount Approved for General Projects $32,900 Amount Approved for Grassroots Projects $1,729,381.53  Approved for 2018 Community Investment