Learn the history of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte at Heritage Hour

Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. Photo via Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte website.

As part of National Indigenous History Month, the City of Kingston’s Heritage Hour series will welcome Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

According to a release from the City of Kingston, Chief Maracle will speak about the history of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte on Thursday, Jun. 22, 2023, at noon in Memorial Hall, located on the second floor of City Hall.

The 2023 Heritage Hour talks are a continuation of the Heritage Resource Centre Lecture Series, which has been running since 2014. The free bimonthly sessions feature speakers from across the community who will speak about Kingston’s past and living heritage.

R. Donald Maracle has served as Chief of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte for 28 years and before that for 12 years as Councillor. As Chief of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Maracle has successfully advocated for his community and directed its revitalization as an economically and culturally vibrant nation, the City stated.

Tyendinaga, as part of the Mohawk Nation, is a healthy, sustainable Kanyen’kehá:ka community, built on and united by its language, culture, traditions, knowledge and history.

Registration is not required for this event, and all are welcome to attend. Some Heritage Hour sessions will be filmed and available for viewing on the City’s YouTube channel. Heritage Hour sessions will be held in Memorial Hall, located on the second floor of City Hall at 216 Ontario St., from 12 to 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Read more about the Heritage Hour sessions on the City’s Heritage Resource Centre webpage.

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