Bay of Quinte Tourism

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Author: Shelby Lisk

Shelby Lisk is a Kanyen’kéha:ka (Mohawk) photographer, writer and artist from Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory) who is currently completing a diploma in Photojournalism at Loyalist College.

Brooks vs Brooks: Two Sisters Redefining Arm Wrestling

Arm Wrestling Bay of Quinte

Walking down the carpeted stairs into a small dimly lit basement, you might not realize the thriving and warm community that meets here. Exercise machines have been pushed to the sides, Sportsnet plays quietly on a TV in the corner and trophies stack along bookshelves, tables, overflowing to the floor. Joe Gould opens his home to a dozen men every Thursday evening. Among this group of grown men enters Patrina and Nicky Brooks, 17 and 14-year-old sisters. Patrina laces ...

Connecting to Culture Through Lacrosse

connecting to culture lacrosse shelby lisk

“I almost died!” Hudson squeals with a dramatic flair that only pre-teen girls are capable of. She flops herself across the grey ottoman in the sunshine-filled living room, her dark brown ponytail makes an arch as it whizzes through the air before she lands with a soft thud. She’s doing a theatrical retelling of the afternoon run she embarked on with her mother the previous day through their neighbourhood. The belly flop into the cushions mirrors her throwing herself ...

White Cedar: Replanting Sacred Trees in Tyendinaga

White Cedar Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

(The above image is abstracted from the story of the same name from our 5th edition Discovery Guide on page 84). “Planting white cedar is important because it represents a source of life,” says Roberta Green. “As we cleanse our bodies with cedar, it is allowing our bodies to renew themselves. Many other medicines do the exact same, but in Rites of Passage we feel that during our fasting days we become more attached to cedar than any other ...

Meet the Growers: Kenh:teke Seed Sanctuary and Learning Centre

Seed Sanctuary operated by Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Mason jars of seeds covered gently with blankets, squash, and pumpkins filling baskets and braided corn stalks hanging from the ceiling—these are the welcoming sights upon entering Kahéhtoktha’s home. Kahéhtoktha, which is Mohawk for “she goes the length of the garden” grew up on a farm in Tyendinaga and has kept her own garden since the age of five. As a child, she grew simple vegetables and would pedal her bike down the street to bring offerings to her ...

Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.