The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke (MCK) wishes to inform Kahnawą:ke Contractors that the Ministčre des Transports du Quebec (MTQ), de la Mobilité durable et de lElectrification des transport has extended the deadline to submit tenders for structural repair and maintenance work on the provincial portion of the Mercier Bridge.
The new deadline to submit an open bid is Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 3pm.
The Iroquois Caucus announced today that it is unanimously condemning a plan to truck 23,000 liters of highly radioactive liquid from Chalk River, Ontario across the International border to the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, using public roads and bridges.
This unprecedented action could have a devastating impact on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence River ecosystem. Depending on the route(s) chosen, there is the ...
The Public Safety Office of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke wishes to advise the community of an incident that took place on Saturday, February 17th in the North Texas area.
In the evening hours the Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) responded to calls from people living in the area that they were experiencing the smell of some type of fuel or petroleum product in their homes. The KFB immediately responded and informed ...
The Lands Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke is pleased to announce that it is launching an extensive Community information and consultation campaign over the next 30 weeks to address major land-related issues in Kahnawą:ke.
Various meetings, focus groups, surveys, and workshops are set to take place between February and September of this year to go along with educational materials. Cole McComber is leading ...
Kahnawa'kehró:non who apply for the Quebec Solidarity Tax Credit are being advised to delay filing this year while the MCK works out some issues with the process with Revenue Quebec. MCK Tax Consultant John Latour has details.
MCK publishes Open Letters in local newspapers
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.”