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A collection of our stories from the BOQ

a group of Mohawk people dressed in regalia holding a canoe and walking on grass towards the water for the Mohawk Landing celebration.

The Landing of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Every year on the May long weekend, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte mark the anniversary of the Landing on the shores of the Bay with a re-enactment of landfall, and a thanksgiving for the safe arrival of their ancestors. Read on to learn about the history and why this significant event is honoured year after year.

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Six Strings Film: A Story of Indigenous Restorative Justice

Six Strings is a short film produced by Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (TTO) and directed by Bawaadan Collective, shot over two weeks in the late summer of 2021 entirely in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory with actors from the community. The film is only available in the Mohawk language, purposefully with no English subtitles as TTO’s mission is to revitalize the language. Bringing the film to life meant lots of time spent consulting with various people, museums and people who hold knowledge about wampum and traditions.

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a harbor filled with lots of boats under a cloudy blue sky.

Oh Snap!

Oh Snap! Can you believe that these incredible images were captured by students ages 7 to 14? It goes to show that the BoQ is full of budding talents—and a few of them sound beyond

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Tyonhnékwën: Our Sustenance

Tyonhnékwën: Our Sustenance Written by Yakothehtón:ni­—Jennifer E Brant (Yakothehtón:ni is Kanyen’kehá:ka and sits with the Bear Clan. She is an educator, singer-songwriter, artist and farmer from Kenhté:ke, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory) Áhsen Nikontatenò:sen, the Three Sisters,

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A Way of Recording History: Wampum Belts

Wampum are the small cylindrical beads originally made from the shell of the quahog, a round clam found in Atlantic coastal waters, that were traditionally used to create the intricate patterns of wampum belts. These belts are used as a guide to narrate the history of the Haudenosaunee, and empower the person holding it as a representative of their people.

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a man riding a wave on top of a surfboard.

Let’s see what we got!

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The Bay of Quinte RMB Land Acknowledgement

The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board is committed to acknowledging, appreciating and understanding the Indigenous peoples’ historic connection to this land and to raising awareness by building relationships in collaboration with Indigenous partners and communities. 

We recognize and acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Mississauga, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee which includes the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) with whom we work in direct partnership with. 

This partnership focuses on the common goal of celebrating the region with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka who are equal partners within the organization and at the Board of Directors table contributing to the mandate and operations.

This mandate includes listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka and actively incorporating their culture and heritage into the practice of responsible destination marketing and management of the region.

We understand that this land acknowledgement is only a small step towards the larger process of reparations and reconciliation.

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