The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community regarding the status of the lawsuit brought to Québec Superior Court against the MCK in the matter of ‘mixed couples’ residing on the Territory in contravention of the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law.
Seven persons were part of the original notice sent to the MCK on 30, Kenténha/October 2014. Nine additional persons were added to the lawsuit as pla...
Dwayne Kirby, Electoral Officer of the 2015 Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Elections, would like to announce that Election Day will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Karonhianónhnha School from 9am to 6pm.
Other important dates in the election process are as follows:
Saturday, May 9: Nomination Day (10am–12pm, Services Complex)
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform road users that the Ministère des Transport du Quebec (MTQ) will close the access ramp at the St.-Pierre Interchange from Route 138 east to Highway 20 west (toward Dorval) from Friday, May 1st at 11:59pm to Monday, May 4th at 5am.
Further, reconstruction work will resume on the Monette Overpass beginning Monday, May 4th. The structure is located on the ...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is reminding Kahnawa’kehró:non that the second meeting for proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law will take place next Wednesday (6, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 2015) from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Karonhianónhnha School.
The current meetings are officially part of the First Hearing, and will gauge whether the Drafting Team was able to reflect the communit...
The Capital Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform residents in the South Texas area of upcoming drilling and blasting of bedrock in the Lot 106 new development for water and sewer main installations.
The contractor Dyfotech will perform the procedures beginning Monday, May 4th from 7am to 4pm. The works are expected to last approximately five work days.
This summer will see the election of a new Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and on Saturday, April 25th the community was asked to select an Electoral Officer for the proceedings. 178 community members turned up and 108 of those voted for Dwayne Kirby. We asked him for some reaction.
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.”