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Tag: Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Melissa Brant

Melissa Brant, owner of She's High on Vibes poses with art of a turtle, leaves and trees painted on her chest.

An interview with Melissa Brant of She’s High on Vibes in Belleville. Personal pronouns. She/Her Briefly describe your business. She’s High on Vibes offers unique meditation, movement and art classes for the purpose of spreading joy in the community for both youth and adults. I am a certified reiki practitioner, life coach and hula hoop instructor. My experience and knowledge allow me to deliver a fresh, fun new experience for the community in order to raise our energy individually ...

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 ...

Meet A Local Series – Shelby Lisk

Meet Shelby Lisk. She is a local artist, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur who is rediscovering her roots in the area. Originally from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Shelby grew up here in Belleville and then moved to Ottawa for university to obtain her degree in Fine Arts and minoring in Feminist and Gender Studies. She later travelled around North America, in part working as a wedding photographer — van-life style. After recently moving back to Belleville, Shelby enrolled in the ...

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 ...

Easter in the Bay of Quinte – Hop to it!

It’s almost time to Hop into Easter in the Bay of Quinte! The weekend of April 1st (and we’re not foolin’ ya 😉 ), the Easter Bunny will be hopping all over the region and we wanted to let you know about some of the events that are “hoppenning” – ok we’re punned out we promise. Here we go…. Kick off the weekend by loading up at The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Bake Sale, held at the Kanhiote Library, ...

Culture and Connection in Tyendinaga

Earlier this week I met up with Tyendinaga community member Karissa Maracle at The Tyendinaga Mohawk Landing Site. Karissa or Yehnentewaks (her Mohawk name), has lived on the reserve her entire life, leaving home only to study away at University. We spoke about why she made the choice to return home, her culture and how she plans on applying what she’s learned in school towards her new position as one of Ohahase Education Centre’s newest teachers. MK: What does living ...

DARKSPARK: A Quinte Mohawk School Project

As we walk into the welcoming atmosphere of Miss Lily’s on Picton’s Main Street, I introduce myself to Mel, who I immediately recognize based off of my internet research. On this cold Monday afternoon we’re happy to be sitting down to chat inside this adorable café. We order our drinks (a chai tea latte for myself) and settle ourselves at the back table. I’ll preface this interview you’re about to read by stating that I was extremely excited ...

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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.