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Category: Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

The Landing of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Mohawk people holding a canoe and walking on grass towards the water for the Mohawk Landing celebration.

The Mohawk Landing Celebration returns again in person this year and will take place on Sunday, May 22. More details are available on our events calendar. THE LANDING OF THE MOHAWKS The ancestral homeland of the Kanyen’keha:ka (Mohawk) people was along the banks of the strategic Teyonontatátye River (Mohawk River) of present day New York State. According to the Rotinonhsyon:ni (People of the Longhouse) creation story, the world was created on the back of the turtle and Indigenous people ...

The History of the Two Row Wampum

A two row wampum belt, made of white and purple beads, folded in half.

Photos supplied by Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na Language and Cultural Centre

KEEPERS OF THE EASTERN DOOR The Kanyen’kehà:ka, or Mohawk People, are the Keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. It is their responsibility to notify the rest of the Nations if there is anything or anyone approaching from the eastern territories of the Confederacy that may affect the Kayanere’kowa, or Great Law of Peace. When the Kanyen’kehaka saw an encroaching settlement, they sent runners to the Onondaga Nation, who are the Firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, to ...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Large white text: Mother's Day, By the Bay, celebrating 'mom', BoQ style. With illustrated images of flowers, spa, yoga, cocktails and shopping bags.

Moms are the best, and after this year—boy, oh boy, do they deserve nothing but the best! No matter who you celebrate on Mother’s Day—a mom, wife, stepmom, aunt, grandmother or mother-like figure—treat the special women in your life to local. Food + Drink The Lark, Belleville While you may not be able to treat her to the ambiance of The Lark, she can still experience sipping one of their craft cocktails from home. You can find The Lark’s ...

Building Up the Mohawk Language and Culture in Tyendinaga

An artist's rendering of a natural playground and building in the background.

REVIVING A LANGUAGE AND CULTURE Indigenous peoples are continuously working to reclaim their rights, language and culture that were taken from them through colonization. Through colonialism, children were taken away from their families and forced to adopt European norms, stripping them of their language and culture. This was as a result of broken treaties, The Indian Act (where Indigenous ceremonies and governance were restricted), cultural repression and residential schools. The last residential school only closed in 1996 and the ...

15 Activities to Do With Kids at Home

Check out 15 things to do with kids at home in the Bay of Quinte region. Get creative, bake and support local businesses from home.

15 FUN ACTIVITIES AT HOME If you’re a parent in the Bay of Quinte region, you probably know that the kids are feeling just as restless as the adults are right now. You may be at home helping them with virtual classes all day or hiding in their pillow fort with your laptop trying to answer emails. Are you running out of activity ideas or just looking for something different to do? Here’s a hefty list! Yes, another COVID ...

Shop Local: Bay of Quinte Holiday Gift Guide

A blue background with illustrated images of chocolate, a snowman, candy cane and shopping bags, with text in the middle: Bay of Quinte Holiday Gift Guide

We asked three locals to share their picks for gifts from local businesses! Scroll down for some inspiration from our Bay of Quinte Holiday Gift Guide. Besides shopping, you can support local businesses by following them on their socials, signing up for their newsletter and leaving positive reviews! Many businesses are offering online options or contactless curbside pick-up; please contact businesses directly with any questions! Don’t forget to keep washing those hands, maintain physical distance from others outside your ...

Bay of Quinte Summer Camps 2020

Wooden block letters lined up to spell the word 'play'.

Summer is looking a little different this year, including the trips to summer camp. Although it may be more challenging to find camps as many have been cancelled due to COVID-19, there are still options for some socially distant summer fun. Here are a few places offering virtual and in-person camps or programming in the Bay of Quinte region. Please contact individual camps for questions and concerns regarding COVID-19 health and safety for camp participants. Pegasus Cheer Summer Fun ...

Young Entrepreneurs – Shyra + Rye Barberstock

Two people standing close together with a mountain in the distance.

Shyra and Rye Barberstock are the owner/founders of Okwaho Equal Source, an Indigenous-owned global consultancy and design thinking firm.

An interview with Shyra and Rye Barberstock of Okwaho Equal Source. Describe your business. An Indigenous-owned global consultancy and design thinking firm, which specializes in Indigenous social innovation, social enterprise, social finance and social procurement. What brought you to the region? Initially, we moved to the region because Rye wanted to return to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory (where he grew up) and because I was pursuing graduate studies at Queen’s University. Now, we love living in the region and plan ...

Young Entrepreneur – Mika Henry

Mika Henry, a social media strategist, standing outside with snow and trees behind her.

Meet Mika Henry, a social media consultant and strategist based in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

An interview with young entrepreneur Mika Henry of Mika Communications. Describe your business. Mika Communications offers modern, unique social media consulting services. Creating content to allow businesses to better connect with their audience. What brought you to the region? Family. My parents grew up here and my entire family is in the area. It feels good to be surrounded by love and support at this stage in my life. What makes the Bay of Quinte a good fit for ...

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.