The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke (MCK) is pleased to unveil its Five Year Strategic Plan to the community. The goals and objectives outlined in the Plan are specific initiatives that the MCK plans to accomplish over the next five years (2017-2022).
The Plan is organized within four strategic themes, named ′Pillars′. The Pillars form the basis to support the MCK in achieving its vision and mission to ser...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke (MCK) has finalized the 2017/18 fiscal year budget (April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018). The new budget was approved unanimously by Chief and Council and is $51,761,407 including $11,079,059 going into various Appropriated Reserves.
For the first time in more than five (5) years, the MCK is projecting an operating surplus of $1.6 million, $1.1 million of it going toward secondary reque...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke (MCK) wishes to advise Kahnawakehró:non that on the morning of Tuesday, March 28th the entire staff will be gathering at the Knights of Columbus Hall for an information session on the MCK Five Year Strategic Plan.
Though some offices will have a temporary receptionist to take calls, most employees will be out. All offices will resume operations at 11am.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke has been informed by the Ministčre des Transports du Quebec that one Kahnawą:ke-bound lane on the Mercier Bridge will be closed on Saturday, March 25th from 5am until 6pm.
The closure is necessary to carry out repair work on the roadway.
Additionally, there will be a complete closure of the access ramp connecting Route 138 to A20 East from 11pm this evening (Friday) until Mon...
The MCK announced the 2017/18 fiscal year budget to local media earlier today. The new budget was approved unanimously by Chief and Council and is $51,761,407 including $11,079,059 going into various Appropriated Reserves.
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:
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.
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.
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.”