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43 F or 8 years the Legacy Working Group of the Niagara-on-the- Lake Bicentennial Committee has been working on a significant memorial to recognize in a permanent and meaningful fashion the importance of the native peoples in the defence of Upper Canada and to commemorate the Council of Peace and Reconciliation held at Niagara amongst the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory New York State and the Crown in 1815. After a request for proposals two finalists were selected and chosen to collaborate on the design to be placed on land donated by the Niagara Parks Commission. In 2016 a dramatic inspirational and compelling design will be completed and the large outdoor memorial is due to be opened on October 2 2016. The creation of this brilliant artistic installation will inspire remembrance reinforce the need to renew historic bonds between Native peoples and Canadians and enhance our awareness of the significance of the War of 1812 and its role in shaping the future of our country. As of January 2016 the entire campaign goal of 1.4 million has been raised and the site is under construction. Visitors will enter the site by walking between bronze figures of John Norton and John Brant the two primary native leaders who led the Six Nations and Native Allies at the Battle of Queenston Heights. P endant huit ans le Groupe de travail sur le patrimoine du Comit pour le bicentenaire de Niagara-on-the-Lake a travaill la ralisation dun important mmorial en vue de reconnatre de faon permanente et significative limportance des Premires nations pour la dfense du Haut-Canada. On veut aussi commmorer le Conseil de la Paix et de la Rconciliation qui a runi Niagara les Six Nations ltat de New York et la Couronne en 1815. la suite dun appel de propositions on a choisi deux finalistes pour collaborer la conception dun mmorial destin tre install sur un terrain lgu par la Commission des Parcs de Niagara. En 2016 un concept admirable spectaculaire et inspirant sera complt et limposant monument extrieur devrait ouvrir le 2 octobre 2016. La cration de ce monument remarquable et impressionnant inspirera les souvenirs renforcera le besoin de renouer les liens historiques entre les Autochtones et les Canadiens et nous rendra plus conscients de la signification de la guerre de 1812 et de son rle dans la dfinition de lavenir de notre pays. Depuis janvier 2016 on a ralis une leve de fonds de 14 millions de dollars et le site est maintenant en construction. Pour y entrer les visiteurs marcheront entre les sculptures en bronze de John Norton et de John Brant les deux grands chefs qui ont guid les Six Nations et les Allis Autochtones lors de la bataille de Queenston Heights. Venez faire une visite ce merveilleux mmorial Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Six Nations and Native Allies Commemorative Memorial at Queenston Heights n By Tony Chisholm Communications chair for the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lakes Communities in Bloom project n Par Tony Chisholm prsident des communications pour le projet de Collectivits en fleurs de la ville de Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Battle of Queenston Heights on October 13 1812 marked an essential moment in the history of Canada when our borders were being tested and defined. Largely unknown is the critical role played by the Six Nations and Native Allies in supporting the British to help secure this decisive victory. La bataille de Queenston Heights le 13 octobre 1812 constitue un moment essentiel de lhistoire du Canada o nos frontires ont t tablies et dfinies. On connat trs peu le rle crucial quont jou les Six Nations et les Allis Autochtones pour aider les Britanniques remporter cette victoire dcisive. Le Monument commmoratif des Six Nations et des Allis autochtones de Queenston Heights Please come and visit this wonderful memorial in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Memorial Design Aerial site plan