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College opportunities for youth at Six Nations Polytechnic new campus

College opportunities for youth at Six Nations Polytechnic new campus

BRANTFORD — Six Nations Polytechnic held an open house at the school’s new campus in Brantford Saturday at an event for prospective students from the area and their parents. The building at 411 Elgin Street, was formerly home to Mohawk College’s Brantford campus. Students were encouraged by an empowerment presentation by professional basketball freestyler and

BRANTFORD — Six Nations Polytechnic held an open house at the school’s new campus in Brantford Saturday at an event for prospective students from the area and their parents.

The new school facility is equipped with a pottery studio, which will be home to the new Indigenous Visual Arts Program. Photo by Nahnda Garlow.

The new school facility is equipped with a pottery studio, which will be home to the new Indigenous Visual Arts Program. Photo by Nahnda Garlow.

Brantford City Councillor Cheryl Antoski and Marc Laferriere were excited to share in the festivities at Polytech’s new campus. Laferriere will be an instructor in the school’s Police Foundations program. Photo By Nahnda Garlow.

Brantford City Councillor Cheryl Antoski and Marc Laferriere were excited to share in the festivities at Polytech’s new campus. Laferriere will be an instructor in the school’s Police Foundations program. Photo By Nahnda Garlow.

Q-Mack and Beatboxer Scott Jackson entertained the youth with a positive message filled with sweet skills — like juggling. Photo By Nahnda Garlow.

Q-Mack and Beatboxer Scott Jackson entertained the youth with a positive message filled with sweet skills — like juggling. Photo By Nahnda Garlow.

Students from Hamilton and Brantford area learned basketball tricks during a presentation by motivational speaker Q-Mack. Photo By Nahnda Garlow

Students from Hamilton and Brantford area learned basketball tricks during a presentation by motivational speaker Q-Mack. Photo By Nahnda Garlow

The building at 411 Elgin Street, was formerly home to Mohawk College’s Brantford campus.

Students were encouraged by an empowerment presentation by professional basketball freestyler and motivational speaker Q-Mack, and professional beatboxer Scott Jackson. The duo showcased their talents while encouraging students to increase confidence by trying new things — encouraging them to press forward with their education and life goals.

Tours through the new campus followed, including an arts workshop to showcase the schools new Indigenous Arts program starting this fall.

The new campus can accommodate up to 1000 students and will be home to the Native University Program, Indigenous Visual Arts, Practical Nursing, Police Foundations, Personal Support Worker, Concurrent Disorders and pre-trades/pre-tech programs.

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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow is Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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