Shé:kon! Congratulations, you have arrived in the community of Kahnawá:ke.



The name Kahnawá:ke means “place of rapids”. The Kanien’kehá:ka, better known as Mohawk to Aboriginal people, are one of eleven Aboriginal nations. The word Kanien’kehá:ka means “flint people” in Kanien’kéha, their ancestral language. Kahnawá:ke is one of three Kanien’kehá:ka communities found in Quebec. Inspired by ancestral values and with a view to self-determination, the Kanien’kehá:ka emphasize their culture in order to maintain a strong identity and to promote the development of the community.

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Synopsis: Images of the chapel and shrine dedicated to Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Aboriginal saint in North America.