The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to announce the release of the first The Corner Office – Chatting with the Chief – podcast of 2016, featuring the views of Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton on the issues of the day.
In this edition, the Grand Chief speaks about his recent meeting with Quebec Premiere Phillip Couillard - more specifically, tables that have been set up with Quebec to discuss Bill 85 and ...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community that all of its administrative offices will be closed on Friday, 12 Enníska/February, 2016 for akohserà:ke entewatoríshen (winter break).
There will be no interruption to regular household garbage pickup service and the Transfer Depot will remain open. However, the Recycling Depot will be closed.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that consensus was reached on Section 12 (“Application Process/Recognition”) at last evening’s meeting on proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law.
Approximately 25 community members participated in the discussions and deliberations on the remaining five clauses in Section 12. All clauses were accepted as drafted, wit...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that the agenda has been set for next week’s Winter Community Meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, February 16 at the Golden Age Club. The agenda is as follows:
Validation of Final Report, Seigneury of Sault St. Louis Consultation on Lands
Report on Meeting with Quebec Premier Philippe C...
The Environment Protection Office & K103 Radio remind Kahnawà:ke that each week in February, a new contest starts and you can Carpool for cash and bingo prizes as part of the KYC Winter Carnival.
Every Friday morning, a new winner of $50 and a Radio Bingo 4-Pack is drawn live on the K103 Rise and Shine morning show. Last Friday’s winner was Thelbert Rice, who donated the $50 Shop Kahnawake Gift Certifica...
Membership Portfolio Chiefs Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer and Arlene Jacobs introduce, explain and discuss the series of Residency information videos that were introduced on a weekly basis throughout the Fall of 2015.
“We’ve had lots of reaction to the Residency video snapshots,” said Chief Sky-Deer. “We felt that it was a good idea to tie the whole series together by explaining the rationale for its creation and by filling in some of the gaps in the information – since the videos are just brief vignettes.”
Land Allotment Policy amendments available for viewing
January 27, 2016
The Land Allotment Policy (Policy) is currently in the amendment phase and is now available for viewing for community feedback.
Major changes to the Policy include:
The Administrator is given more decision authority for applications. Currently, it is the Land Allotment Committee. This will be more time efficient.
The Land Allotment Committee will be replaced with the Land Management Committee. Whatever decision is out of scope for the Administrator, will go to Land Management Committee for approval.
The MCK Housing inspector role has been added to the policy.
The entire document has been reformatted and reworded for clarity.
For the Policy and summary, download the documents below:
The results of the survey to gauge public opinion on a project being proposed to have a commuter train stop built and operated at Adirondack Junction are now available for viewing. The seven question survey was launched online on December 9, 2015 and closed on December 31st. There were 201 respondents.
For a breakdown of the results, download both documents below:
30 Day Community Consultation for Revised Tioweró:ton Policy
Thursday, August 20th, 2015
A 30 day review period begins Thursday, August 20th for the revised Tioweró:ton Policy & Procedures which can be viewed at the link below. Feedback can be submitted by email to email@example.com or in person at the Lands Unit office until Friday, September 18th at 4pm.
A letter has been sent to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation in support of their fight against the planned nuclear waste depository site at the nearby Bruce Power facility.
The proposed ‘Deep Geologic Repository’ to store some 200,000 cubic meters of nuclear waste 700 meters underground is located adjacent to Lake Huron. Saugeen Chief Vernon Roote has made clear his community’s concerns regarding this ill-advised plan.
MCK concerned over Bill C-51, Sends open letter to Prime Minister
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A controversial new bill is being spearheaded by the Harper government. Bill C-51, an ‘Anti-terrorism Act’ will restructure national security laws to allow law enforcement to interpret protests as peaceful or an act of terrorism. This has the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake concerned. We spoke to MCK Chief Lloyd Phillips.
Grand Chief responds to ‘The Kahnawake Mohawk Council vs. basic civil rights’ editorial
Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. has sent a response to an editorial in the National Post entitled ‘The Kahnawake Mohawk council vs. basic human rights’ published in the Thursday, November 5th edition of the paper.
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.”