Nine months into an occupation at a previously non-native, privately operated gravel quarry, the Bay of Quinte Mohawks are preparing for winter. The quarry is part of the Culbertson Tract, about 900 acres, which includes much of Deseronto, ON, that is being discussed as part of the land claims process. The land is recognized as Mohawk land, negotiations are around how to return it. The feds want to pay the Mohawks for the land, the Mohawks want the land itself. Until the occupation, 800 dump trucks of gravel per month were being taken from the land under discussion. Now this has stopped, and the negotiations continue.