Born from the inspiration of Lise and Lara, a Wendat mother-daughter duo, the Onquata company is renowned for its hand-painted paddles inspired by First Nations culture.
Stemming from a matriarchal tradition, their creations are influenced by their traditions and inspired by ancestral knowledge. Indeed, paddles, now contemporary objects, find their roots in the designs proposed by the family business. They are inspired by their traditional use, from the time when they were used to travel across lakes and rivers to trade and to meet other Nations.
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PLANNING YOUR TRIP
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From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
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UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
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