The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to remind road users that the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) will close both Kahnawà:ke-bound lanes of the Mercier Bridge on Friday, April 18th
at 5am until Tuesday, April 22nd at 5am
During this period, one lane heading in each direction will be available
on the Montreal-bound side of the bridge. The closure is necessary to ca...
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The Animal Protection Department of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke is pleased to announce Animal Vaccination Clinics to be held Sunday, May 4th and May 25th both from 9am to 1pm at the Community Protection Unit building.
A registered veterinarian will be on-site providing check-up, vaccination and preventative services for cats and dogs. All fees are the responsibility of the pet owner, but it is important to not...
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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to announce that Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. has sent a letter to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt in regard to Canada’s First Nations education legislation.
It is being described as an ‘open letter’ due to the need to share the information contained within to other First Nations communities and leadership across the country.
Grand Chief Delis...
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The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission (KLCC) wishes to advise Kahnawa’kehró:non that last evening’s Community Consultation on proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law was postponed due to low attendance. The meeting will be rescheduled, with the date to be announced shortly.
Information on the proposed amendments can be accessed by viewing the KLCC website at www.kahnawakemakingdecisi...
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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community that all administrative offices will be closed on Friday, April 18th and Monday, April 21st for the Easter holidays.
Regular household recycling pickup service will resume as normal. Alternatively, the Recycling Depot will close on Friday, April 25th, but remains accessible for drop-offs.
The Transfer Depot will remain open and there will be...
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The Kahnawà:ke Youth Center announced last week that, after 39 years, the legendary Executive Director Davey Diabo would be officially retiring. Friends, colleagues and board members past and present gathered at a press conference to make the announcement.
Grand Chief sends open letter to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Valcourt
Grand Chief Delisle directly addresses Kahnawà:ke’s strong discontent with Canada’s failure to honor its obligations and commitments to engage this community in meaningful engagement on the issue of education. It is being described as an ‘open letter’ due to the need to share the information contained within to other First Nations communities and leadership across the country.
- Click here to view the letter
MCK applaud Skawenni:io Barnes for letter regarding First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act
Monday, March 31, 2014
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that Chief & Council applaud Skawenní:io Barnes in her effort to support Kahnawà:ke’s position against the proposed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act (originally introduced as the ‘First Nations Education Act’).
- Skawenní:io Barnes Comment Letter re: First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act
MCK 2014-2015 Budget released
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has finalized the its 2014-2015 budget for the upcoming fiscal year (April 2014 to March 2015). Watch the budget press conference below and/or Download and print the 2014-2015 MCK Budget
MCK requests AFN Chief Atleo address Kahnawake’s strong concerns regarding AFN role in First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act agreement
February 27, 2014
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has sent a letter to Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo in regard to the AFN’s role regarding federal legislation on education (now known as the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act). The letter demonstrates that Kahnawà:ke is clearly displeased with the AFN’s actions in this matter and requests actions be taken to address these concerns.
Click here to view Letter
Iroquois Caucus resolution rejecting the First Nations Education Act
February 6, 2014
The Iroquois Caucus announced today that they have passed a Resolution unanimously rejecting the Harper government’s proposed First Nations Education Act. The resolution was passed during a duly-convened two-day meeting of the Caucus, which is comprised of elected leaders from Akwesáhsne, Kahnawà:ke, Kanesatake, Oneida of the Thames, Six Nations of the Grand River, Tyendinaga and Wahta.
Click to view Resolution
Kahnawà:ke to host 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
January 29, 2014
The Aboriginal Sports Circle is pleased to announce that Kahnawà:ke will host the 13th Annual National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. As one of the biggest events for Aboriginal hockey players, it gives Aboriginal youth the opportunity to showcase their talent on the National level. For further information contact Karlie Marquis or visit the event’s website at www.leaguelineup.com/nahc2014
Kahnawà:ke Position against federal First Nations Education Act
December 19, 2013
A position against Canada's proposed First Nations Education Act was approved by consensus at a community meeting held by the Kahnawà:ke Education Working Group on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013.
The Kahnawà:ke Education Working Group consists of educators, administrators, the Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee, the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawake, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and other representatives.
Community members can support the position by signing the statement, which is to be made available shortly (to be announced). Stay tuned.
- Kahnawà:ke Position on the First Nations Education Act
- Press Release
MCK presents on the issue of tobacco before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
December 5, 2013
Chief Gina Deer spoke on the issue of Tobacco before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights at the House of Commons in Ottawa.
Following her presentation, Chief Deer, along with chiefs from the Mohawk Council of Akwesá:sne, took questions from the Standing Committee. Click here to listen to a recording of the proceedings (large file; allow a few minutes to download).
MCK condemns Canada's First Nations Education Act; sends open letter to Prime Minister
November 25, 2013
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) unanimously passed a Mohawk Council Executive Directive today condemning Canada‟s imposition of the proposed First Nations Education Act („FNEA‟), which is expected to be brought before Parliament early in 2014. The MCK is also sending an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper declaring Kahnawà:ke‟s opposition to the impending legislation.
The Resolution includes the following statements/positions:
- Kahnawà:ke is strongly opposed to legislation that is both paternalistic and
- Kahnawà:ke demands that Canada immediately cease the process, remove the FNEA
from the legislative calendar/agenda, and commit to discussing education directly with First Nations
- The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke will work cooperatively and call on all entities,
organizations and bodies that it deems necessary in the interest of its opposition
- The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke condemns the imposition of the FNEA on this and all other First Nations that stand in opposition
The complete Mohawk Council Resolution and open letter are available for download at the following links:
- Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper
- Mohawk Council Executive Directive
Elders Housing Survey Results
November 25, 2013
The MCK Housing Department in conjunction with Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services surveyed Community members 50 years of age and older to determine what type of Housing can be developed in Kahnawà:ke for retirement purposes. The survey was conducted by Jessica Deer throughout this past September.
- Elders Housing Survey Results
Executive Summary and Recommendations from the Investigation into the Dismissal of the Former Director of Education
November 13, 2013
The Executive Summary and Recommendations from the Investigation into the Dismissal of the Former Director of Education have been released to the public and is available for download below.
On November 12th, the Investigation Steering Committee held a Special Assembly to present and release the document.
- Executive Summary Document
MCK presents at Enbridge pipeline proposal hearing
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Environment Portfolio Chief Clinton Phillips, along with Patrick Ragaz of the Environment Protection Office and Francis Walsh of MCK Legal Services made a presentation at the National Energy Board hearings in Montreal earlier today.
Click here to listen to the presentation (allow a few minutes to download)
Click here to read Transcript
“We’re very pleased to report that our message was presented in a very public forum,” said Environment Portfolio Chief Clinton Phillips, who appeared at the hearing with representatives from the Environment Protection Office and MCK Legal Services. “We weren’t asked any questions by the three Board members on the panel, so I can’t gauge their reaction but, overall, we are confident that we were able to address all of the big issues and, probably, most of the smaller ones, too.”
“The MCK hopes the Board will consider our arguments carefully and conclude that there are too many risks associated with the project in its current form,” he said. “The MCK hopes that the Board will direct Enbridge to realize that information sharing is not enough, and that meaningful engagement with First Nations and Kahnawà:ke must occur.”
School Bus Schedule
August 28, 2013
The MCK Daily Transportation Department is pleased to announce the School Bus Schedule for students of Kahnawà:ke. Alongside the schedule are School Bus Guidelines for safe use of the buses.
2013-2014 School Bus Schedule
2013-2014 School Bus Guidelines
MCK issues Info Sheet regarding controversial Canadian S-2 legislation
July 5, 2013
The MCK has issued an Information Sheet, tilted 'Notice from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke regarding Canada’s ‘S-2,’ in regard to Canada’s recently-passed Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (usually referred to as S-2) in order to help illustrate the MCK’s concerns regarding the new legislation and to actively encourage Kahnawa’kehró:non to support the effort to create a Kahnawà:ke law that will supersede S-2. Additional information, surveys and in-person kiosks are planned throughout the summer in order for the community to gain a better understanding of S-2 and its implications.
Click here to view Information Sheet
MCK sends response to Haudenosaunee Chief
July 3, 2013
Chief & Council have sent a response to Chief Sid Hill (Tadodaho), who had sent letters to several Iroquois communities. The MCK received its copy of the letter on 21, Onerahtohkó:wa/May.
Chief Hill’s letter, which was not specifically addressed to Kahnawà:ke, contained statements and positions that the MCK felt compelled to respond to.
The response letter clarifies the MCK’s position in several matters and includes a Kahnawà:ke historical perspective. Additionally, a copy of Kahnawà:ke’s Vision Statement is attached to illustrate the direction that the community wishes to follow and that the MCK supports.
Click to view letter
Canadian Pacific Report on train whistles
June 13, 2013
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has received the official report provided by Canadian Pacific on the Safety Assessment and Audit to determine the feasibility of discontinuing certain mandatory train whistles in the area of the Clay Mountains and New Development (“South Texas”).
Click here to view the report online
CP and the MCK commissioned the safety assessment of public crossings in early November, 2012. The evaluation was undertaken in accordance with the Railway Safety Act and Transport Canada’s Procedure and Conditions for Eliminating Whistling at Public Crossings by independent engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald
Housing Program Survey Results
June 12, 2013
The Housing Department is pleased to release the results of the recent Housing Survey conducted by the Zarex Business Center from May 21 – 31, 2013. A total of 319 participated in the survey and the feedback gathered will assist Zarex in making recommendations to the MCK Housing Program.
Click here to view the results of the survey
Sports Complex Alcohol Survey Results
April 18, 2013
The Sports & Recreation Unit is pleased to present the community with the results of the Survey to gauge public opinion on the sale of alcoholic beverages at the Kahnawake Sports Complex. The survey was conducted this past January, in person, at the Sports Complex and Services Complex, and online at www.kahnawake.com. Over 500 people participated.
Click here to view results
The survey results will not determine whether or not alcohol will be sold or in what capacity. Only Chief and Council can decide that. However, they require Community feedback before making a decision. The issue will be brought forward for further discussion and possible decision at an upcoming Council meeting, which should be finalized shortly.
Best Management Practices for Activities Taking Place in and around Water Habitats in Kahnawà:ke and Tioweró:ton
April 10, 2013
A Mohawk Council Executive Directive was passed that supports the Best Management Practices for Activities Taking Place In and Around Water Habitats in Kahnawàke and Tioweróton (Best Management Practices) which will be used as a guideline to protect water habitats during maintenance, development and other activities in or near water. To view the guidelines, click below.
- Best Management Practices for Activities Taking Place in and around Water Habitats in Kahnawà:ke and Tioweró:ton
Shared Vision Statement
The Visioning Committee Presented the Shared Vision Statement to Chief and Council on December 7, 2009
Click here to read
A history of the community and people of Kahnawá:ke.