Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory is the main First Nation reserve of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation. The territory is located in Ontario east of Belleville, Ontario.

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Kenhtè:ke
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Indian Reserve
Novelty statue at the Mohawk Plaza on Highway 49
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
Coordinates: 44°11.5′N 77°08′W
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyHastings
First NationMohawks of the Bay of Quinte
Settled1784
Formed1793 (official deed)
Government
  ChiefDonald Maracle
  Federal ridingHastings-Lennox and Addington
  Prov. ridingHastings—Lennox and Addington
Area
  Land71.06 km2 (27.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
  Total8,006 members / 2,124 on reserve
  Density29.9/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
K0K
Area code(s)613
Websitewww.mbq-tmt.org

History

The territory was organized in 1793 to settle the Mohawks who were expelled from the United States after the United States War of Independence. The Mohawks had fought on the side of the British and as a consequence had lost their home territory in the present State of New York. Some lands were severed in 1837 to create the townsite of Deseronto, Ontario. The severance may not have been done legally and is the basis of a land claim by the First Nation.

Facilities

The main facilities of the reserve are located along York Road, where the band administration building, Quinte Mohawk School, and Kanhiote Public Library are located.

Transport

The territory is connected to Ontario Highway 401 by Ontario Highway 49 which runs north-south through the reserve, south to Prince Edward. Tyendinaga Mohawk Airfield general aviation airport is located just west of Hwy. 49, just north of the Bay of Quinte.

References

  1. "Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  2. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - First Nation Profiles: Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Registered Population

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