On this page, members of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte will be able to find all information pertaining to the Culbertson Tract, and the recent partial settlement land claim.
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Canada take a step toward reconciliation with partial settlement of historic claim
News release For immediate release Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Canada take a step toward...
Request for Proposals – Culbertson Tract Consultation
NOTICE: Ceremonial Signing with Minister Marc Miller Scheduled for Monday morning
Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement Vote Confirmed by Ratification Officer
Results of Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement Ratification Vote
Clarification on Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement
NOTICE: Council Provides Details On Culbertson Tract Vote Extension
The Ratification Vote on the Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement has been extended to October 16. On that day, there will be another in-person vote at Quinte Mohawk School (1624 York Road). Chief R. Don Maracle recently filmed a video to outline the history of the...
NOTICE – Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement Vote Extended
Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement Vote Fast Approaching
The ratification vote on the Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement is this Saturday, September 25. All members of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte that will be 18 as of September 25, 2021 are encouraged to participate. Ballots can either be cast online until 8 p.m. this...
Online Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement Ratification Vote
Please be sure to select Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte when signing up with OneFeather. MBQ has been made aware that there is an option on the OneFeather page giving the option to select Bay of Quinte Mohawks, which is causing some confusion for those registering to...
In February of 1837, 923.4 acres of Mohawk land was illegally patented to John Culbertson, the grandson of Mohawk Captain John Deserontyon. This was not in compliance with the Simcoe Deed, also known as Treaty 3 1/2. In 1995, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte filed for the return of the Culbertson Tract, as well as compensation for loss of use from 1837 to the present day. Settlement negotiations were accepted in 2003. On October 16, 2021, a ratification vote was held on the partial settlement of the Culbertson Tract. Membership voted in favour of restoring 299.43 acres of land to the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, meaning this is now reserve land. This partial settlement does not impact MBQ’s ability to seek a settlement for the remainder of the Culbertson Tract at any time in the future.