The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) has been informed by the Ministère des Transports du Québec that the Mercier Bridge Kahnawà:ke-bound lane closure scheduled for tonight (Thursday) has been cancelled.
There are no other scheduled closures for this week.
The MCK reminds the public that works/closures on the Mercier Bridge are subject to change due to weather conditions, operational constraints or work p...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Chief Lloyd Phillips is in Québec City today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) to attend the special Assembly of First Nations of Quebec & Labrador (AFNQL) ‘Special Chiefs Assembly.’
“The sole topic on the agenda is the relationship between First Nations and Quebec,” said Chief Phillips, who attends AFNQL meetings on behalf of the MCK. ...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) has finalized the upcoming 2015-2016 fiscal year budget (April 1st 2015 to March 31st 2016). The new budget was approved unanimously at the March 9th 2015 Chief and Council meeting and is $45,016,281. The first draft of the budget projected an operational deficit of approximately $1.8 million as no new significant revenue streams were created, and operating costs continue to increase...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke officially unveiled its 2015-2016 budget at a press conference held on Wednesday, March 25th and KTV was there.
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.”