The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that three (3) $5,000 scholarships are available for Aboriginal students by AFAO Canada (formerly Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada) to assist those students interested in pursuing a career in financial management as well as learning new leadership skills.
Students in Grade 11 and 12 are invited to apply for the scholarship and ...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform road users that a portion of the road behind the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC) will be minimized to one lane on Wednesday, November 25th, from 8am until 3pm.
As part of the KMHC Expansion Project, the contractor, EBC, will require the road width to be minimized in order to safely carry out concrete pouring in the area.
The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission wishes to remind the community that the next meeting on proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) evening.
It is scheduled from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The agenda will include Sections 8, 9 and 10. Should time permit, discussion could begin on Section 11. The Sections are as follows:<...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Chiefs Rhonda Kirby and Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer are travelling to Edmonton, Alberta, to participate in a conference entitled ‘Community Engagement: the Next Generation.’
The goal of the conference is to enhance participants’ capacity to effectively hear the voices of those they serve and learn key strategies to mobilize them toward a c...
KTV was on hand for the 21st annual "Dreams Take Flight" which took place Wednesday November 4th at the Air Canada Hanger. Several special passengers from the community were fortunate enough to take part in the voyage to Disney World. MCK Employee and Dreams Take Flight Volunteer Ken Bourque tells us more.
For more on Dreams Take Flight please visit: http://www.dreamstakeflight.ca
Kahnawà:ke Waste Management Plan
Friday, November 6, 2015
The 2015 Waste Management Plan for Kahnawà:ke is now available for public consultation and can be downloaded below at the link below:
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.”