MOHAWKS OF THE BAY OF QUINTE
KENHTEKE KANYEN’KEHÁ:KA

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

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...

Beach Road Closure

Beach Road will be closed between Ridge Road and Young Street to allow for repairs to be completed at the Beach Road Bridge. The closure will be in effect between July 6th, 2020 and August 3rd, 2020. Access will be made for local traffic only. Sorry for any...

Upcoming Events

Wed 08

Council Meeting: Regular

July 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario
Canada
Wed 15

Council Meeting: Local Business

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario
Canada
Wed 22

Council Meeting: Regular

July 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario
Canada

R. Donald Maracle

Chief

Josh Hill

Councillor

Carl (Ted) Maracle

Councillor

Kelly Maracle

Councillor

Lynda Leween

Councillor

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