SNP History

Agency Jurisdiction

The Six Nations Police Service is responsible for policing the roads and property of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.  This area of primary jurisdiction is defined in the Six Nations Regional Policing Agreement as the Six Nations Reserve, which means “reserve” as defined in the Indian Act.

The identification of the agency geographical jurisdiction does not limit or restrict the authority of the Six Nations Police as sworn peace officers for the Province of Ontario.

 

Boundaries

Six Nations of the Grand River Territory is comprised of past of the Township of Tuscarora and part of the Township of Onondaga, both in the County of Brant; and part of the Township of Oneida in the county of Haldimand: all in the Province of Ontario.

The Tuscarora Township in Brant County consists of Lots 1 to 36 within Concessions 1 to 6 and Lots 1 to 72 within River Range Concession, except Lots 1 to 12 in Concession 1 and 2 which are part of the Mississaugas of the New Credit Reserve.

The Oneida Township in Haldimand County consists of Lots 1 to 6 within Concessions 2 to 6 and Lots 1 to 12 within the River Range Concession.

The Onondaga Township in Brant County consists of Lots 22 to 23 and 41 to 61 within the River Range Concession.

Also within the Six Nations of the Grand River boundary are Lands in Trust which include; parts of Lots 3 to 6 and 10 of Range West of Plank Road in Oneida Township and parts of Lot 7 within Concession 3 and Lots 15 to 21 in the River Range Concession within Onondaga Township.

The southerly border is bounded by Regional Road No.20 (Townline Road), westerly border bounded by Bateman Line, easterly border bounded by the Canadian National Railway to Fourth Line Road then by Oneida Road, northerly border bounded by the Grand River, with a portion of the territory extending north of the Grand River bounded easterly by Middleport Road and westerly beyond Painter Road and northerly beyond the Canadian National Railway.

Lands located within the City of Brantford, commonly known as the Glebe Land and Eagle’s Nest Tract remain part of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, a protocol agreement specific to policing this area has been formalized.

These lands located within the limits of the City of Brantford will first be responded to by the Brantford City Police in cooperation with Six Nations as outlined in the Protocol Agreement dated December 13, 2002.

All traffic matters that occur in the highways (Regional Road 20, Highway 54, Highway 6) that border the Territory will be the responsibility of the jurisdictional OPP for that area.  Although a portion of Painter Road and Middleport Road pass through the Territory, these roads are policed by the jurisdictional OPP for that territory.

The Grand River is the responsibility of the OPP.

Download the Protocol Agreement.