Kahnawà:ke Territory, Qc
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ourspolaire&Gemeloj
N 45° 23.098 W 073° 43.973
18T E 599197 N 5026497
Quick Description: Une grande communité Mohawk de la région de Montréal. A great Mohawk Community of the great Montreal.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 7/16/2012 4:08:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMEX48
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member zenpanda
Views: 31

Long Description:
''Kahnawá:ke is located 10 kilometers south of Montreal, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. The word “Kahnawá:ke” means, literally, “on the rapids,” which perfectly describes the Territory’s eastern reaches.

Kahnawá:ke is one of several communities that comprise the Mohawk Nation. In turn, the Mohawks (or Kanienkehaka – the People of the Flint) are part of the larger Iroquois Confederacy. The current population is approximately 8,000 people.

The community is served by its own police service, hospital, social services system, education system, several media outlets and the various services provided by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke.

For over a hundred years, a large number of (mostly) men were involved in the ironworking trade, though that number has dropped in very recent times. The vast majority worked in the United States; this fact is one of the main reasons that English has replaced French as the secondary language in the Territory - despite the overwhelming French presence in the surrounding areas.''
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Type of Nation Within: Indian Reserve (Canada)

Tribe or Band: Mohawk

Land Area - Specify Acres or Miles: 48.05 square km

Population: 8,000

Open or Closed to Public: Open To Public

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Coordinates of site within area to visit: N 45° 24.922 W 073° 40.627

Address of Main Entrance to area: Not listed

Date when area was established or set aside: Not listed

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