Kenhteke nene kanyen’kehá:ka kanakerahserà:kon, nène rontathà:wi ne kanekarahsera. Tsi niyonkwarihò:tens tahnon niyakwawennò:ten nahò:ten yonkwateryèn:tare ne tsi nitsyonkwè:non. Yakwatstha nahò:ten ne yonkwateryèn:tare tahnon nahò:ten yonkwaterihwayèn:ni ne ayakwaten’nikòn:raren tahnon ayakhikwennyenste ne onkyonkwè:ta, onkyonhwentsya nahoténhshon yonkwà:yen tahnon ne sa’oyè:ra.

Tyendinaga, as part of the Mohawk Nation, is a healthy, sustainable Kanyen’kehá:ka community, built on and united by our language, culture, traditions, knowledge, and history. We exercise our rights and responsibilities for the protection of and respect for our people, our land, our resources, and the environment.

What’s Happening in the community

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte – NIHB Alert

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte - NIHB Alert Please be advised, as of June 29, 2020 Express Scripts Canada (ESC) has taken over the processing of Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Service Provider Agreements for Vision and Mental Health, as these benefits have been...

Important Notice RE: Staff Returning To Office

MBQ Administration Staff are returning to buildings beginning today.  In order to minimize numbers in buildings and for them to be able to physical distance, our staff has been split into two teams.  Staff will continue to work remotely on the days they are not in...

MBQ Staff Return to Work Delayed

The staff return to the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) Administrative Offices has been delayed.  Staff's return to the office was scheduled to start July 6, 2020 but has been delayed until July 20, 2020 as we implement some additional safety measures. Beginning...

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Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen

In oral tradition, the Rotinonhsyón:ni  “opens” gatherings of people with the Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen, commonly referred to as the “Opening Address” or the “Thanksgiving Address”. A more literal translation, in the words of Elder Tom Porter is “what we say before we do anything important”.
This ceremony acknowledges and recognizes the importance and relationship of all life forces in Creation. The purpose is to bring the minds of everyone at the gathering together as one.
There are many written versions, all reflecting the same purpose. In oral tradition, as the Speaker is speaking in the moment and from his heart, rarely will the exact wording be used each time it is conducted