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Six Nations has reconstructed a 17th century Iroquoian longhouse

Six Nations of the Grand River has reconstructed a 17th century Iroquoian longhouse. The project is part of Kayanase, an ecological restoration and tourism initiative.

Project part of Kayanase, an ecological restoration and tourism initiative in Six Nations

This 17th century Iroquoian longhouse has been built in Six Nations of the Grand River as part of Kayanase, an ecological restoration and tourism initiative in the community. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC)

Six Nations of the Grand River has reconstructed a 17th century Iroquoian longhouse.

It's part of Kayanase, an ecological restoration and tourism initiative in Six Nations.

The idea is to have a space that accurately represents Haudenosaunee culture while also providing economic and social benefits to the community.

Kerdo Deer is the ecotourism coordinator at Kayanase and spoke to CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's Paula Duhatschek about the work that's been done.

Six Nations of the Grand River has reconstructed a 17th century Iroquoian longhouse. CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's Paula Duhatschek went to visit the site and spoke with Kerdo Deer, the ecotourism coordinator at Kayanase -- an ecological restoration and tourism initiative in Six Nations. 4:34