Shé:kon! (pronounced “SAY-go” this is the Mohawk greeting)
Tyendinaga, as part of the Mohawk Nation, is a healthy, sustainable Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawk) community. Built on and united by their language, culture, traditions, knowledge and history the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) exercise their rights and responsibilities for the protection of and respect for their people, their land, their resources and the environment.
Nya:wen (pronounced “KNEE-ow-uh” means “thank-you”)
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory is located between Belleville and Greater Napanee with its southern edge running along the Bay of Quinte. Consisting of more than 9,000 members (over 2,000 living on the Territory), the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte are the third largest First Nation in Ontario.
FEATURED TYENDINAGA STORIES
DESTINATIONS IN TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY
Rebecca Maracle Mohawk Feathersmith
Rebecca Maracle, or KaraKwine, meaning “she brings the light” in Mohawk, is an artist, feathersmith and Traditional Medicine Healer based in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
This retail store specializes in spiritual needs, selling books, tarot/oracle cards, crystals, incense, candles and sacred medicines.
Eagle Pod Gallery
David R. Maracle has enjoyed a successful, multi-faceted career in the Arts & Music. He has been creating his one-of-a-kind “Original“ sculptures since 1985, using natural materials such as Stone, Bone, & Wood. His masterpieces are featured in many prestigious art galleries, personal & corporate collections, and museums globally.
Christ Church – Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawks
Christ Church, Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawk is located on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Deseronto, Ontario, Canada. It is owned by the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation and is associated with the Anglican Parish of Tyendinaga, Diocese of Ontario.
IndigeGifts features a wide array of handmade and homemade items from Indigenous business owners and creators, both local and from across the country. Items include jewellery, artwork, body care products and home decor to name a few.
Wavy focuses on wellness, skate and community, selling a variety of health and wellness/eco-friendly goods, artisan products, skateboards and curated clothing, plus delicious drinks made with locally roasted coffee.
UPCOMING IN TYENDINAGA
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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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