Molly Brant Molly Brant Foundation
Kingston Ontario Canada

 

Molly Brant Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of the Molly Brant Foundation is to provide culturally appropriate support services and research for urban native people. Combining research and practical, real-world expertise and services, the Foundation lays the groundwork for the development of concrete and politically viable policies and programs that can be used for urban Aboriginal services and policy development.

Objectives

The Molly Brant Foundation is devoted to rethinking the fundamentals of urban Aboriginal services and housing policies by combining state-of-the-art research with the insights and expertise of native service and housing practitioners. By developing or promoting workable solutions to urban Aboriginal needs and problems and by relating these problems to broader social and economic goals, the Foundation will work to elevate these issues to their rightful place on the Canadian agenda.

Kingston Aboriginal Services Guide

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Community Events

National Aboriginal Day: June 21st - Summer Solstice

Starting in 1996, National Aboriginal Day has been celebrated on June 21st by many aboriginal groups across Canada

Molly Brant Day

The City of Kingston proclaimed August 25, 1996 Molly Brant Day. Molly Brant was a renown "Mohawk Matriarch and British Patriot" who settled in Canada after the American Revolution. Her leadership and organizing skills were invaluable to both the native and European communities both in New York State and later in the Kingston area. The Mohawk Nation - Bay of Quinte, the Corporation of the City of Kingston, the City of Kingston Historical Board, Mr. John Boxtel (Molly Brant Sculptor) and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada agreed to commemorate her life with a bust of Molly Brant and an historic site monument. On "Molly Brant Commemoration Day" the commemorative sculpture was unveiled at Rideaucrest Home. Rideaucrest is believed to be site of the farm and home of Molly Brant in the late 18th century. The event included a full service at St. George's Anglican Cathedral, a tobacco burning and wreath laying ceremony at St. Paul's Anglican Church and a reception at Rideaucrest Home where the sculpture of Molly Brant was unveiled in the eastern court yard.