The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that tonight’s meeting on proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law has been postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of the Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission (KLCC).
The MCK and the KLCC apologize for the inconvenience.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to remind the community that the next meeting on proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law will be held this (Tuesday) evening at the Knights of Columbus Hall, from 6pm to 8:30pm.
The agenda will include the following:
Section 7, the Approved Kahnawà:ke Resident List. This section establishes that there will be a list, which is being...
The Capital Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake would like to inform the Community of the upcoming project to install water & sewer lines under the CP railroad. The work for this project is scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 13th and continue until the end of October 2015. This project will include installing steel casings under the CP railroad tracks.
First Nations people from across Quebec held a Rally at Cabot Square in Montreal to let the Canadian people and their political parties know that 'First Nations Count.' KTV was there for all the action.
Recent statements by Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt that accuse Kahnawà:ke of having racist laws are uninformed and reckless, particularly when the Minister has no firsthand knowledge of the community or its history, yet paints it as racist in one broad stroke. KTV spoke to MCK Political Press Attaché Joe Delaronde to introduce an interesting segment where we try to get an outside perspective from people who frequent Kahnawà:ke in their daily lives on how they see it.
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.
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.”