Meeting with Onontiïo in New France | A guide to your school or onsite at the museum!

Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools

Students will experience the political and social reality of the Iroquoians, immersed in the heart of the 17th century in the Ekionkiestha’ longhouse. There they will carry out role-playing games highlighting the matricentric and chieftaincy system. As a team, they will prepare an expedition to trade with the French, like the Huron-Wendat of the time.

  • Election of a clan leader in the national longhouse;
  • Visit the museum’s permanent exhibition;
  • Handling of objects and debate about their choice as a team (furs, hooks, armbands, dolls, pottery, bark baskets…etc.).

Subject areas: Social Sciences, Arts Education, Languages, and Personal Development

Fields of study: Geography, History and Citizenship Education

Subject-specific competencies: Meeting Onontiïo enables students to develop a spirit of openness to the world and respect for diversity. By practicing role-playing, students are led to be open to the diversity of societies and their territories. Also, the activity will require students to use the ability to communicate appropriately, to exercise critical judgment, to solve problems, to use creativity and to use information.

Option a guide at your school only – Technical needs (material provided by the school):

  • PowerPoint presentation equipment: screen, projector, speakers connected to a computer with USB port
  • 2 tables of 6 feet to place the material

*** Possibility to create your own customized package with other activities.


  • Cost: $ 550.00 plus taxes, for a maximum of 5 hours (+ travel time $ 25.00 / hour and $ 0.59 / km)
  • $ 950.00 plus taxes, for a period of 5 to 10 hours
  • $ 50.00 for an additional hour if the day should be extended and last more than 10 hours