Twatatya’ Takenhas Inc. (TTI) History

Oneida History

The Onyota’a:ka (Oneida) Nation is one of the five founding Member Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, together with the Cayuga Nation, the Mohawk Nation, the Seneca Nation and Onondaga Nation and later the Tuscarora Nation. The Onyota’a:ka Nation, together with the other Member Nations of the Haundenosaunee Confederacy have Aboriginal title over a portion of New York State stretching to Southwestern Ontario between Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and Lake Huron, commonly referred to by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy as the “Beaver Hunting Grounds”, which has never been extinguished. Today there are three groups of Oneidas in North America who were separated by wars and Catholicism. Some believe the Iroquois even stretched into parts of what is known today as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio states of the U.S. Oneida’s of Ontario travelled here and settled near what is now known as London, Ontario in the 1830’s, before Canada, Ontario or London were established. Governments of past and present have continued to degrade and control the way of life that Oneida’s seek; to live on our own without outside influence and work towards the sovereignty we once enjoyed as a people and a nation. The Haudenosaunee still practice their language, ceremony, and govern their nations with these shared values of the Haundenosaunee confederacy today.

Two Row Wampum

“The Two Row Wampum Treaty, also known as Guswenta and as the Tawagonshi Agreement of 1613 or the Tawagonshi Treaty, is a mutual treaty agreement, made in 1613 between representatives of the Five Nations of the (Haudenosaunee) and representatives of the Dutch government in what is now upstate New York.[1] The agreement is considered by the Haudenosaunee to be the basis of all of their subsequent treaties with European and North American governments, and the citizens of those nations, including the Covenant Chain treaty with the British in 1677 and the Treaty of Canandaigua with the United States in 1794.”

Twatatya’ Takenhas Inc. (TTI)

Twatatya’ Takenhas Inc. (TTI) was established December 26, 2006 by Oneida Nation of the Thames Elected Chief and Council as shareholders, to begin to build and grow Economic Development in the Oneida community. TTI is a registered Ontario Business Corporation and is governed by Corporate By- Laws, that relates generally to the conduct of the business affairs of Twataya’ Takenhas Inc. (TTI) and their Board of Directors. TTI Board of Directors currently has a President, Vice-President, and Secretary, and TTI is currently working on a strategy for recruitment of new Board members for all Oneida Nation owned business going forward.

TTI Board has worked hard this past year creating a new Corporate Logo, website and marketing materials for doing business on today’s stage. In August 2019, TTI launched Superbounce, a small mobile bouncy castle business serving Oneida, Chippewa, Munsee and Southwestern Ontario with great success in our first season of business.

TTI has also begun to work very closely with Oneida Economic Development in structure and current and upcoming business investments for TTI/Oneida as well as creating business regulations and standards for Oneida business development in our community.

In 2008, TTI acquired investment shares in an online training company MySmartSimulations Inc., a private company located in upstate New York.

Previous ownership and shares of D’Arcy Lane, Equine and Message Therapy Business was sold in 2018 by TTI.

TTI is working on 2 upcoming community projects to begin construction in 2020, please check back here for community updates and announcements.