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.

Whats Happening in the community

Cannabis Control Law v 7.2 Sept 12 2019

Tyendinaga Cannabis Control Law v 7.2 September 12 2019 Final reviewed with CouncilDownload

Federal Indian Day School Class Action Update

“Beginning August 19th, 2019, Class Members will have 90 days to opt-out of the Settlement by removing themselves from the Class. Opting out is a serious and permanent decision. Those choosing to opt-out of the Settlement will receive no compensation from this...

Upcoming Events

Mon 16

Creation Story

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario
Canada
Tue 17

Diabetes Wellness Circle

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario
Canada
Wed 18

Bears & Cubs – Mini Golf & Pizza

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Our Council

R. Donald Maracle

Chief

Josh Hill

Councillor

Stacia Loft

Councillor

Carl (Ted) Maracle

Councillor

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Councillor

Cannabis Control Law v 7.2 Sept 12 2019

Tyendinaga Cannabis Control Law v 7.2 September 12 2019 Final reviewed with CouncilDownload

Cannabis and Our Community

Cannabis and Our CommunityApril 16, 2019Shé:kon, as your all aware the subject of marijuana control has and will be a topic of discussion within the community for the foreseeable future. As this could generate a great deal of information, we have established this page...

Program Updates

Invasive Species – Tench

Invasive Species – Tench

In November 2018 reports have been made of this species in the Bay of Quinte near Belleville. Tench are an invasive fish native to Europe and western Asia

Boil Water Reminder

Boil Water Reminder

As a reminder, in February 2008 Health Canada recommended the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council place a precautionary boil water advisory on all the ground water fed wells in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

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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