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Aerial mosquito spraying in Chateauguay

04/28/2016

The Public Safety Unit (PSU) of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke is advising the community that an aerial spraying operation to control the mosquito population is currently being conducted in Chateauguay near the boundary of Kahnawà:ke.

No entity is authorized at any time to carry out an aerial spraying operation in Kahnawà:ke.

The Kahnawake Peacekeepers and PSU were informed that during the course of the ...

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Next Hearing on proposed Kahnawake Tobacco Law takes place on Tuesday

04/27/2016

The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission (KLCC) would like to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that the next Hearing on the proposed Kahnawà:ke Tobacco Law will take place on Tuesday, 3 Onerahtohkó:wa/May 2016 at the Golden Age Club from 6pm to 8:30pm.

The agenda will encompass Section VI (6) – The ‘Kahnawà:ke Tobacco Regulatory Commission – Elections,’ starting at Section 6.14.

Topics will include...

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Volunteer Search and Rescue Team recruitment underway

04/26/2016

The Public Safety Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke is currently recruiting community members to be part of a sixteen (16) member Volunteer Search and Rescue Team (VSRT) that would respond to requests for search and rescue in both Kahnawà:ke and Tioweró:ton.

Ideal candidates are adults aged 18 years and older who are physically fit, preferably, men and women with formal military experience, out...

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Former home of K103 demolished

04/26/2016

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that the demolition of the building that housed K103 and the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitiohkwa Cultural Center is taking place today.

The work is being carried out by Diabo Trucking and is expected to be completed later in the day. All debris will be removed from the site in demolition waste bins, a process that is expected to be completed ...

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Assembly of First Nations of Quebec & Labrador chiefs meeting in St. Sauveur

04/26/2016

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that Ratsénhaienhs Clinton Phillips will be attending the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec & Labrador Special Chiefs’ Meeting taking place today, tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday in St. Sauveur.

Agenda items include the Public Security and Crisis Situations in First Nations Communities in Quebec; Education; the Human Resources Develop...

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and the Elected Council of Six Nations of the Grand River have collaborated to release the following information, setting the record straight on false statements recently issued by the Sûreté du Québec.

Kahnawake and Six Nations Exercising Inherent Right to Participate in Tobacco Trade

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and the Elected Council of Six Nations of the Grand River have collaborated to release the following information, setting the record straight on false statements recently issued by the Sûreté du Québec.

As First Nations, Kahnawà:ke and Six Nations have the legal right to produce, distribute, and trade tobacco. Any attempt to regulate or restrict a First Nation from manufacturing and participating in inter-Nation trade within the tobacco industry is an attack on this inherent Indigenous right.

“Tobacco is our natural product,” said Kahnawà:ke Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton. “We’ve used it for centuries. We use it for ceremonies and, when the Europeans came, we later used it for trade. They took the product, made it ‘their own’ and – all of a sudden – it’s illegal.”

Operations, like the recent MYGALE project, often lump the legal manufacturing and trade of tobacco by Indigenous people with organized crime activities. This is not only incorrect, but highly misleading.

Both Kahnawà:ke and Six Nations have deemed organized crime, and criminal activities to be illegal within their Territories. Both Iroquois communities cooperate with neighbouring law enforcement bodies on investigations relating to illegal activities occurring within their Nations and/or involving their community members. Tobacco is not an illegal activity

“It’s disheartening to read statements, like the one recently issued in the MYGALE project, attempting to criminalize our tobacco industry,” said Six Nations Chief Ava Hill. “Tobacco is a historical trade that supports the growth and economic prosperity of our communities. As sovereign Nations, the federal and provincial governments have no jurisdictional right to tax and regulate tobacco on our Territories.”

http://www.sixnations.ca


Survey results re: creating smoke-free nights in Kahnawà:ke

April 5, 2016

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) has released the results of the survey to gauge public opinion on creating smoke-free nights for local establishments and clubs.

- 2016 Smoke-Free Nights Survey Results


MCK Presents 2016-2017 Annual Budget

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) has finalized the 2016-2017 fiscal year budget (April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017). The new budget was approved unanimously at the March 7, 2016 Chief and Council meeting and is $46,282,998.

- 2016/2016 Annual Budget
- Press Release announcing Budget


Iroquois Caucus Declaration of Opposition to the Algonquins of Ontario Agreement-in-Principle

Friday, March 4, 2016

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Adirondack Train Stop Survey results released

January 14, 2016

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:

Enkarì:warahste Survey Results
Enkarì:warahste Press Release (with breakdown)


Kahnawà:ke Waste Management Plan

Friday, November 6, 2015

The 2015 Waste Management Plan for Kahnawà:ke is now available for public consultation and can be downloaded below at the link below:

Enkarì:warahste Kahnawà:ke Waste Management Plan


2015-2018 Chiefs Portfolio Assignments

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to announce the portfolio assignments for the 2015-2018 term of office.

Enkarì:warahsteClick here to view the Portfolio List


2015-2016 School Bus Schedule

Thursday, August 20, 2014

The 2015-2016 School Bus schedule is now available for viewing. Hard copies can also be picked up at the Town Garage or at the MCK Main Building reception desk.

Enkarì:warahste - School Bus Schedule
Enkarì:warahste - School Bus Guidelines


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 tara.mccomber@mck.ca or in person at the Lands Unit office until Friday, September 18th at 4pm.

Enkarì:warahste Revised Tioweró:ton Policy


MCK supports Saugeen Ojibway Nation fight against planned nuclear waste depository

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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.

Click here to view the letter


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.

Click here to view the letter


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.

View the complete letter here.


Grand Chief responds to accusations of racism by National Post columnist

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. has responded to a column in the September 22nd National Post entitled "The one place in Canada where racism is still tolerated: native reserves".

Enkarì:warahste - Response to National Post


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


Kahnawà:ke/Quebec Agreement on Labour

October 23, 2014

The Kahnawà:ke / Quebec Agreement on Labour is now available for viewing on the site.

Enkarì:warahste - Download


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 - 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

Akwé:kon Kahiatonhseraró:ron All documents

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