The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that the agenda has been revised for the upcoming Community Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, 10 Tsothóhrha/
Due to Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr.’s attendance at the Assembly of First Nations ‘Special Chiefs Assembly, the update on the Seigneury of Sault St. Louis will be postponed until the next Community Meeting....
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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Chief Lloyd Phillips and Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. will be attending a three-day Assembly of First Nations ‘Special Chiefs Assembly’ near Ottawa from Tuesday through Thursday, 10 to 12 Tsothóhrha/ December.
The top agenda item will be the proposed First Nations Education Act. The MCK has been very clear in its p...
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The Sports & Recreation Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community that the artificial turf on the playing surface used during the summer at the Kahnawà:ke Sports Complex (KSC) will not be used next year.
The summer of 2013 was a trial period in which a community member loaned the carpet as part of the lacrosse season leading up to the President’s Cup tournament.
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The Public Relations/Communications Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke is pleased to announce that episode 310 of Kahnawà:ke Television (KTV) will be broadcast on Paul’s Cable Mohawk TV beginning Today
, Friday, December 6th at 4pm with repeats on Wednesday, December 11th
and Wednesday, December 18th
Reports featured in this episode:
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that, effective immediately, the MCK is suspending all landfill operations within the Territory. The decision was made today at a duly convened meeting and was supported unanimously by the ten (10) chiefs present. Chief Gina Deer was in Ottawa to make a presentation, while Chief Martin Leborgne did not participate due to the fact that he has a working r...
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Three Quebec cabinet ministers visited Kahnawà:ke to participate in two separate meetings with Grand Chief Michael Delisle, Jr. on Monday, November 25th. Representatives from the MCK and Tewatohnhi'saktha, Kahnawà:ke's Economic Development Commission, met with the ministers to discuss issues regarding Highway 30. Grand Chief Delisle first met with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Elizabeth Larouche to discuss current relations between Kahnawà:ke and Quebec.
MCK presents on the issue of tobacco before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
December 5, 2013
Chief Gina Deer spoke on the issue of Tobacco before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights at the House of Commons in Ottawa.
Following her presentation, Chief Deer, along with chiefs from the Mohawk Council of Akwesá:sne, took questions from the Standing Committee. Click here to listen to a recording of the proceedings (large file; allow a few minutes to download).
MCK condemns Canada's First Nations Education Act; sends open letter to Prime Minister
November 25, 2013
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) unanimously passed a Mohawk Council Executive Directive today condemning Canada‟s imposition of the proposed First Nations Education Act („FNEA‟), which is expected to be brought before Parliament early in 2014. The MCK is also sending an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper declaring Kahnawà:ke‟s opposition to the impending legislation.
The Resolution includes the following statements/positions:
- Kahnawà:ke is strongly opposed to legislation that is both paternalistic and
- Kahnawà:ke demands that Canada immediately cease the process, remove the FNEA
from the legislative calendar/agenda, and commit to discussing education directly with First Nations
- The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke will work cooperatively and call on all entities,
organizations and bodies that it deems necessary in the interest of its opposition
- The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke condemns the imposition of the FNEA on this and all other First Nations that stand in opposition
The complete Mohawk Council Resolution and open letter are available for download at the following links:
- Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper
- Mohawk Council Executive Directive
Elders Housing Survey Results
November 25, 2013
The MCK Housing Department in conjunction with Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services surveyed Community members 50 years of age and older to determine what type of Housing can be developed in Kahnawà:ke for retirement purposes. The survey was conducted by Jessica Deer throughout this past September.
- Elders Housing Survey Results
Executive Summary and Recommendations from the Investigation into the Dismissal of the Former Director of Education
November 13, 2013
The Executive Summary and Recommendations from the Investigation into the Dismissal of the Former Director of Education have been released to the public and is available for download below.
On November 12th, the Investigation Steering Committee held a Special Assembly to present and release the document.
- Executive Summary Document
MCK presents at Enbridge pipeline proposal hearing
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Environment Portfolio Chief Clinton Phillips, along with Patrick Ragaz of the Environment Protection Office and Francis Walsh of MCK Legal Services made a presentation at the National Energy Board hearings in Montreal earlier today.
Click here to listen to the presentation (allow a few minutes to download)
Click here to read Transcript
“We’re very pleased to report that our message was presented in a very public forum,” said Environment Portfolio Chief Clinton Phillips, who appeared at the hearing with representatives from the Environment Protection Office and MCK Legal Services. “We weren’t asked any questions by the three Board members on the panel, so I can’t gauge their reaction but, overall, we are confident that we were able to address all of the big issues and, probably, most of the smaller ones, too.”
“The MCK hopes the Board will consider our arguments carefully and conclude that there are too many risks associated with the project in its current form,” he said. “The MCK hopes that the Board will direct Enbridge to realize that information sharing is not enough, and that meaningful engagement with First Nations and Kahnawà:ke must occur.”
School Bus Schedule
August 28, 2013
The MCK Daily Transportation Department is pleased to announce the School Bus Schedule for students of Kahnawà:ke. Alongside the schedule are School Bus Guidelines for safe use of the buses.
2013-2014 School Bus Schedule
2013-2014 School Bus Guidelines
MCK issues Info Sheet regarding controversial Canadian S-2 legislation
July 5, 2013
The MCK has issued an Information Sheet, tilted 'Notice from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke regarding Canada’s ‘S-2,’ in regard to Canada’s recently-passed Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (usually referred to as S-2) in order to help illustrate the MCK’s concerns regarding the new legislation and to actively encourage Kahnawa’kehró:non to support the effort to create a Kahnawà:ke law that will supersede S-2. Additional information, surveys and in-person kiosks are planned throughout the summer in order for the community to gain a better understanding of S-2 and its implications.
Click here to view Information Sheet
MCK sends response to Haudenosaunee Chief
July 3, 2013
Chief & Council have sent a response to Chief Sid Hill (Tadodaho), who had sent letters to several Iroquois communities. The MCK received its copy of the letter on 21, Onerahtohkó:wa/May.
Chief Hill’s letter, which was not specifically addressed to Kahnawà:ke, contained statements and positions that the MCK felt compelled to respond to.
The response letter clarifies the MCK’s position in several matters and includes a Kahnawà:ke historical perspective. Additionally, a copy of Kahnawà:ke’s Vision Statement is attached to illustrate the direction that the community wishes to follow and that the MCK supports.
Click to view letter
Canadian Pacific Report on train whistles
June 13, 2013
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has received the official report provided by Canadian Pacific on the Safety Assessment and Audit to determine the feasibility of discontinuing certain mandatory train whistles in the area of the Clay Mountains and New Development (“South Texas”).
Click here to view the report online
CP and the MCK commissioned the safety assessment of public crossings in early November, 2012. The evaluation was undertaken in accordance with the Railway Safety Act and Transport Canada’s Procedure and Conditions for Eliminating Whistling at Public Crossings by independent engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald
Housing Program Survey Results
June 12, 2013
The Housing Department is pleased to release the results of the recent Housing Survey conducted by the Zarex Business Center from May 21 – 31, 2013. A total of 319 participated in the survey and the feedback gathered will assist Zarex in making recommendations to the MCK Housing Program.
Click here to view the results of the survey
Sports Complex Alcohol Survey Results
April 18, 2013
The Sports & Recreation Unit is pleased to present the community with the results of the Survey to gauge public opinion on the sale of alcoholic beverages at the Kahnawake Sports Complex. The survey was conducted this past January, in person, at the Sports Complex and Services Complex, and online at www.kahnawake.com. Over 500 people participated.
Click here to view results
The survey results will not determine whether or not alcohol will be sold or in what capacity. Only Chief and Council can decide that. However, they require Community feedback before making a decision. The issue will be brought forward for further discussion and possible decision at an upcoming Council meeting, which should be finalized shortly.
Best Management Practices for Activities Taking Place in and around Water Habitats in Kahnawà:ke and Tioweró:ton
April 10, 2013
A Mohawk Council Executive Directive was passed that supports the Best Management Practices for Activities Taking Place In and Around Water Habitats in Kahnawàke and Tioweróton (Best Management Practices) which will be used as a guideline to protect water habitats during maintenance, development and other activities in or near water. To view the guidelines, click below.
- Best Management Practices for Activities Taking Place in and around Water Habitats in Kahnawà:ke and Tioweró:ton
Shared Vision Statement
The Visioning Committee Presented the Shared Vision Statement to Chief and Council on December 7, 2009
Click here to read
A history of the community and people of Kahnawá:ke.