Troy Powless

Program Artist

My English Name is Clinton Troy Powless.  I am from the Cayuga Nation Snipe Clan From Six Nations of the Grandriver territory located in southern Ontario.

My Cayuga Name is Gunyohsagenyohs (Old House or dwelling).  I am a Haudenosaunee (People of the longhouse) citizen living in our traditional territory raised with traditional values.  I was raised with both Ongwayhonway (original being) and Anishinabe (Ojibway) values.  Both my parents are faith keepers. I was raised hearing many different spiritual discussions and have been in contact with many spiritual knowledge keepers growing up.  I was raised with the privilege of hearing many indigenous knowledge keepers’ oral tradition of handing down indigenous culture and knowledge from our ancestors originally from turtle island before contact with European culture.  I believe indigenous culture is about connection to the natural world and living in harmony with it as per original instructions given to us by the creator on how to take care of, and live in peace and harmony on our Mother this existing Earth.


High Park Sacred Spaces Workshop

Taiaiako’n Historical Preservation Society’s Director and Elder Donna Powless and her son, Troy Powless (Snipe Clan, of Cayuga of Six Nations) will lead this informative series of workshops at High Park Nature Centre for participants interested in the Indigenous histories and land stewardship practices of High Park’s sacred spaces, where 57 ancient Iroquoian burial mounds have been […]

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