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Scheduled weekend closures for the Mercier Bridge

05/26/2017

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has been informed by Jacques Cartier & Champlain Bridges Incorporated and the Ministere du Transports du Quebec, of closures for the Mercier bridge this weekend.

•    Saturday:  6:30am to 10:30am, the 132 up-ramp (towards Montreal) will be closed
•    Saturday: 10:30am to 3pm, the 132 do...

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New Corner Office podcast with Grand Chief Norton

05/26/2017

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to announce the release of the latest edition of the “Corner Office – Chatting with the Grand Chief” podcast featuring the views of Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton.

After a hiatus of several months, the Corner Office returns and it’s worth the wait. Grand Chief Norton updates the community of a wide-range of topics from lawsuits, bridges, meetings, relations and a who...

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Private Bus Rentals available throughout summer

05/25/2017

The Daily Transportation Department of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the public that school buses are available for rent to individuals and organizations for private trips throughout the summer. Bus sizes range from 6 to 44 passengers.

All bus rental costs include the driver for a flat rate of $35 per day plus $0.80 per kilometer (additional cost for non-affiliated organizations), seven day...

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Free Trees still available from KEPO

05/25/2017

If you missed the annual Tree Give Away, the Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office will be distributing the remainder of the trees on Friday, May 26th from 8:30am to 1pm. 

The remaining trees include red and white pine, red and bur oak, and yellow birch.

Trees can be picked up at the green space located in front of the MCK Lands Unit (between the Youth Center and Kateri School). Don’t forget to brin...

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Vegetation and tree removal to begin May 29th at Lot 106

05/24/2017

The Capital Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to notify the community that the locally owned company West Island Tree Service has been contracted to clear vegetation and trees on six (6) subdivision parcels in the Lot 106 residential development.

Contractor Karl Diabo and crew are scheduled to begin work on Monday, May 29th. The work is expected to last approximately five (5) days.

These lo...

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Wednesday, May 17th marked the 375th anniversary of the founding of the city of Montreal. On a day filled with celebrations, one of the events - a luncheon to commemorate the Indigenous peoples -was attended by a who's who of Montreal, provincial and national dignitaries...and KTV was there.


Southbound Mercier Bridge to be completely rebuilt

April 30, 2017

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that the Government of Quebec has announced that the southbound side of the Mercier Bridge that crosses directly over the St. Lawrence River will be completely rebuilt. Representatives from the Province, along with the Ministry of Transport, made the announcement at a press conference earlier today at Lasalle, Quebec.

“This announcement is very good news for Kahnawà:ke and the entire region, as this oldest section of the Mercier Bridge has clearly been in a deteriorating condition for several years now,” said Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton. “We are looking forward to maintaining a central role in this project, as we did on the earlier rehabilitation works. The work we have undertaken with our political counterparts in Quebec in the past paves the way for our continued collaboration as a key partner on this major project. At today's announcement, they prominently acknowledged that our ironworkers, our Skywalkers, have taken part in building some of the most famous and complex bridges and structures in North America, and that our continued collaboration will be a critical component of a bridge rebuild. We now turn our attention to focusing on how Kahnawà:ke will continue to play a role in the more intricate details of the planning and construction phase.”

The new southbound structure will be two lanes wide, with a pedestrian/bike path. It will be constructed alongside the existing span, which will remain in operation during construction to minimize impact on road users.

While the details of this project have not yet been announced, the MCK will provide the community with updates as soon as they become available.


Iroquois Caucus, Anishinabek Nation issue Declaration, send letter to Trudeau regarding Radioactive Liquid Shipments from Chalk River

April 21, 2017

The Iroquois Caucus and the Anishinabek Nation wish to announce that they have issued a Joint Declaration regarding their serious concerns regarding the transportation of highly-radioactive liquid waste on their respective territories (see attachment below).

Additionally, a joint letter to Prime Minister (see attachment below) was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday advising Canada of our concerns in these matters. The letter was signed by Kahnawà:ke Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton on behalf of the Iroquois Caucus and by Grand Council Chief Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee on behalf of the Anishinabek Nation.

View attachments below for more details:

Enkarì:warahste - Iroquois Caucus/Anishinabek Joint Release
Enkarì:warahste -
Iroquois Caucus/Anishinabek Joint Declaration
Enkarì:warahste -
Iroquois Caucus/Anishinabek Letter to Prime Minister


MCK Strategic Plan 2017-2022

March 29, 2017

The Strategic Plan is designed to guide the administration and operations of the MCK over the next five years. The plan is a roadmap designed to preserve and enhance the roles and purpose of the MCK by identifying opportunities, maximizing its resources and focusing on key strategic goals that will improve MCK services and the quality of life for the community.

Download the strategic plan and watch a short summary clip below:

Enkarì:warahste - MCK Strategic Plan 2017-2022


207 Safety Survey results available for viewing

March 16, 2017

The Public Safety Commission has released the results from public consultations conducted in September 2016 concerning the use of Route 207. A safety survey was conducted with residents and business owners on Route 207, as well as a heavy truck and car count operation in September and October (2016) to provide a comprehensive report on traffic issues regarding the use of Route 207.

Click here to view the report


MCK publishes Open Letters in local newspapers

February 16, 2017

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has purchased ads in the two local newspapers and will place letters in all local mailboxes as a notice to remind Kahnawa’kehrò:non of their obligations regarding the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law and to non-Indigenous persons not eligible to reside in Kahnawà:ke.

Click here to view letters


Antenna Protocol available online

December 5, 2016

The Antenna System Siting Protocol (‘The Protocol’) is now available online. The Protocol is designed to regulate the installation and existence of antennas within Kahnawà:ke.

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Political Priorities for Council of Chiefs

August 11, 2016

The Political Agenda for the remainder of the 2015-2018 term has been finalized and was announced at the Summer Community Meeting On Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

Click here to view the final report


MCK Annual Report 2015-2016

July 29, 2016

The Year-End Annual Report for 2015-2016 is now available. Click on the links below to view.

Enkarì:warahste - Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Consolidated Financial Statements
Enkarì:warahste - Schedule of Remuneration and Expenses, Chief & Councillors


New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project

June 29, 2016

The Workforce Inclusion Plan for the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project is now available for review below.

Enkarì:warahste - Kahnawake Workforce Inclusion Plan


Regulation Respecting Demolition Waste Recycling Operations in Kahnawà:ke

June 21, 2016

The draft regulations respecting demolition waste recycling operations in Kahnawà:ke is now available for review at the link below:

Enkarì:warahste - Regulation Respecting Demolition Waste Recycling Operations in Kahnawà:ke


MCK Reiterates position on Membership

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

The MCK reiterates its support for the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law in light of recent events regarding non-eligible, non-Indigenous individuals residing on the Territory in clear contravention of the law.

Chief & Council have issued an Open Letter to community members to clarify the MCK’s position on the matter. Another separate Open Letter is intended for the aforementioned non-eligible persons. Both are available below.

The MCK is preparing a plan of action to help alleviate some of the difficulties that surfaced in the aftermath of a series of community-organized meetings held on this topic. The creation of a formal engagement strategy will begin at the Community Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th.

In the meantime it was felt that the community should be reminded of the origins and history of the 2003 Kahnawà:ke Membership Law, the 1984 Mohawk Law on Membership and 1981 Moratorium on Mixed Marriages. As such, a pamphlet that was prepared for the current amendment process for the 2003 Kahnawà:ke Membership Law, also available below.

Additionally, a random survey of 360 Kahnawa’kehró:non conducted in 2011 is also being made available at www.kahnawake.com for the purposes of illustrating community sentiment on the topic of Membership. In response to the question, “Should the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law allow all non-Natives married to a Member to live in Kahnawà:ke?” 263 respondents (78%) totally or somewhat disagreed, with 76 respondents (22%) agreeing, somewhat agreeing, or totally agreeing. 21 people did not offer a response to this particular question.

“While the laws have changed over the years, the community has been remarkably consistent in its support of the residency requirements,” said Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. “Chief & Council are obligated to uphold Kahnawà:ke laws, while always being mindful that there will always be those who aren’t in favor of the law and that we must listen to their concerns and suggestions. We ask that everyone remain peaceful and respectful during this emotional time.”

Enkarì:warahste - Open Letter to Community Members
Enkarì:warahste - Open Letter to Non-Indigenous persons residing illegally on the Territory
Enkarì:warahste - Kahnawà:ke Membership Law pamphlet (prepared for CDMP amendment process)
Enkarì:warahste - A Review of the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law (By MCK Membership)
Enkarì:warahste - Council of Elders Operational Review (By Organizational Development Services)
Enkarì:warahste - 2011 Results of a Survey on Membership in Kahnawà:ke and the 2003 Kahnawà:ke Membership Law
Enkarì:warahste - 2003 Kahnawà:ke Membership Law


Shared Vision Statement

The Visioning Committee Presented the Shared Vision Statement to Chief and Council on December 7, 2009

Click here to read

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Kahnawà:ke Aoká:ra

A history of the community and people of Kahnawá:ke.

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Ón:wak Tekaristorará:kon

A listing of the most recent public documents:

Enkarì:warahste - Route 207 Safety Survey Results
03/16/2017

Enkarì:warahste - Antenna System Siting Protocol
12/05/2016

Enkarì:warahste - Political Priorities for Council of Chiefs 2015 - 2018
08/11/2016

Enkarì:warahste - Kahnawake Workforce Inclusion Plan (Champlain Bridge Corridor Project)
06/29/2016

Enkarì:warahste - 2016/2017 MCK Annual Budget
03/31/2016

Enkarì:warahste - Kahnawà:ke Waste Management Plan
11/06/2015

Enkarì:warahste - 2014-2015 MCK School Bus Schedule
08/20/2015

Enkarì:warahste - 2014-2015 MCK School Bus Guidelines
08/20/2015

Enkarì:warahste - MCK summary of Quebec's Online Gambling: When the Reality of the Virtual Catches Up with Us" report)
11/24/2014

Enkarì:warahste - Response to Editorial on National Post re: The Kahnawake Mohawk Council vs. Basic Human Rights (written by Marni Soupcoff)
11/07/2014

Enkarì:warahste- Kahnawà:ke/Quebec Labour Agreement
09/18/2014

Enkarì:warahste - Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper re: Canada's FNEA - 11/15/2013

Enkarì:warahste - Mohawk Council Executive Directive condemning Canada's FNEA - 11/15/2013

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