Oneida Nation of the Thames | On^yot^'a:ka:
The Oneida Nation of the Thames Settlement was established in 1840, home to 2,159 residents and a total membership of 6,108. Our Iroquoian Community has a history of agricultural activity, our annual fall fair takes place in September. We have a traditional and an elected governance system.
Located in Southwestern Ontario on the eastern shore of the Thames River, 30 kilometers south of the City of London. Our First Nations neighbors include the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and Munsee-Delaware Nation. Other neighboring communities include Delaware, Komoka, London, Melbourne, Mt.Brydges, Strathroy and St.Thomas.
The community is home to two traditional longhouses, five churches, nine gas stations with three that sell diesel fuel, a 64 bed long term care facility, a seniors residence, community facilities and many other locally owned and operated businesses.
Annual community events include a Holiday Parade, Fall Fair Weekend, New Years Festivities and Indigenous Peoples Day Festivities.