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Grand Chief attending Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on ‘flawed’ child and family services

10/21/2014

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. is attending hearings being conducted by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in relation to a complaint alleging that Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada’s provision of First Nations child and family services is “flawed, inequitable and discriminatory” under the Canadian Human Rights Act...

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Mercier Bridge lane closure tonight CANCELLED

10/16/2014

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) has been informed by the Ministère des Transports du Québec that patching work scheduled for 8pm to midnight tonight has been cancelled due to the weather forecast for rain.

Patching work will be rescheduled for a later date which will be announced when it becomes available.

The MCK reminds the public that works/closures on the Mercier Bridge are subject t...

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MCK pleased with National Energy Board decision regarding Enbridge Line 9B

10/16/2014

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that it is pleased with the National Energy Board’s (NEB) recent decision that requires Enbridge to revise its plans for the protection of major water courses before being eligible to apply for final approval and proceed with the shipment of oil through Line 9B that runs between Montreal and Westover, Ontario.

The NEB had approved Enbridge’s ...

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Eva Johnson ends tenure as Coordinator of Environment Protection Office

10/15/2014

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Eva Johnson’s tenure as Coordinator of the Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office (KEPO) has come to an end as she prepares for her eventual retirement in 2016.

Her last day in the position was on Friday, 3 Kenténha/October. She will continue to work as an environmental consultant with KEPO during the current restructuring phase. D...

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Phase 2 of milling and resurfacing Route 132/138 begins this evening

10/15/2014

The Capital Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to notify the Community that phase 2 of the milling and resurfacing works on Route 132/138 will begin tonight at 8pm in the area leading up to the Mercier Bridge (see map).

The works will be carried out at night to minimize inconvenience to Community members and businesses. Working hours are Sunday to Wednesday from 8pm to 4:30am and Thursday from 9pm ...

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On Thursday, October 2nd, the final draft of the Kahnawà:ke Justice System Act, usually referred to as the Justice Act, was posted on the Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission website for its final 30-day viewing. In terms of jurisdiction, this law is of historic proportions. We spoke to the Justice Portfolio Chief and the Director of Justice services for their thoughts.


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


2014-2015 School Bus Schedule

UPDATED Friday, September 26, 2014

The 2014-2015 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


Kahnawà:ke Family Homes and Matrimonial Interests Law

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The new draft of the proposed Kahnawà:ke Family Homes Law is now available for viewing.

Enkarì:warahste - Draft Kahnawà:ke Family Homes and Matrimonial Interests Law - July 28, 2014
Enkarì:warahste - Answers to Requests for Clarification


KEPO Seeking help from community for fish study

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office (KEPO) will be conducting a summer long Fish Study and is seeking help from community members to gather information.

KEPO is aware that there is a fear in the community concerning the contamination of fish and is attempting to determine safe limits for fish consumption from local waters. This will require samples from fish caught in the community which will be analyzed at the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment laboratory at the MacDonald campus of McGill.

KEPO would also like to interview local fishermen and fisherwomen to determine their average fish consumption. This information will help establish the standard quantities of fish being consumed by those actively catching fish in the community.

If you are willing to participate, please call Holly McComber or Patrick Ragaz at 450-635-0600 for full details on the procedure to collect fish samples or to make an appointment for an interview.

This work will build on and update a previous effort completed in 1997. That study found that the fish in the community were generally safe to eat at the levels consumed by community members at that time. KEPO hopes to reassure the community that this is still the case.

Enkarì:warahste - Fish Study Submission Form


First Draft of the Kahnawake Family Homes & Matrimonial Interests Law

April 23, 2014

The first draft of the proposed Kahnawà:ke Family Homes & Matrimonial Interests Law will be presented at a community consultation on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The proposed law is to counter Canada’s Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights (S-2) legislation.

The Community Mandate to proceed with a Kahnawà:ke law was given at community consultation on September 25, 2013. Additionally, it was agreed that the law should be created using the Urgent Process of the Community Decision Making Process due to a deadline of December 16, 2014 imposed by the passage of S-2. If communities do not have their own laws in place when the law comes into force, the Federal legislation will prevail.

The Draft, as well as the Executive Summary and Information Sheet are available below for viewing prior to the consultation.

Enkarì:warahste - Draft Kahnawà:ke Family Homes and Matrimonial Interests Law
Enkarì:warahste - Executive Summary of the Kahnawà:ke Family Homes and Matrimonial Interests Law
Enkarì:warahste - Canada's S2 Legislation Information Sheet


Shared Vision Statement

The Visioning Committee Presented the Shared Vision Statement to Chief and Council on December 7, 2009

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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 - 2014-2015 MCK School Bus Schedule & Guidelines
08/28/2014

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

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