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Kahnawake Family Homes Law not approved by Valcourt

12/19/2014

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that Canada, has not accepted the community’s recently passed Kahnawà:ke Family Homes and Matrimonial Interests Law. In a letter from the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada Bernard Valcourt, a portion of the letter states that:

“It has come to my attention that your proposed law has not been approved in ac...

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MCK holiday office closures

12/18/2014

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community of the scheduled office and service closures during the holiday season.
 
All offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014 until Friday, January 2, 2015, inclusive. All essential services will remain operational. Regular business hours resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Final recycling pick-up for the holiday p...

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Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection office moving

12/18/2014

The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office (KEPO) would like to inform the community that their offices will be moving to the Lands Unit building located across from the Kahnawake Youth Center.

The new location of KEPO will be accessible this Friday, December 19th with the same hours of operation as the Lands Unit; weekdays from 8:30am to 4pm.

The move will allow KEPO to work closer together with o...

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Curb side pick-up for Christmas trees set for Thursday, January 22, 2015

12/18/2014

The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office (KEPO) is pleased to announce that curbside Christmas tree collection services will be provided to the community on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Trees will be picked up and brought to the Transfer Depot.

To ensure that your tree is picked up:

•    Please make certain that all decorations have been removed
•    Please make certain th...

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Grand Chief to meet with Québec Premier Phillipe Couillard on Thursday

12/17/2014

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr will meet with Québec Premier Phillipe Couillard tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at the National Assembly in Québec City.

Agenda items include the Kahnawà:ke Justice Act; Québec/Kahnawà:ke Relations; Highway 30 lands; taxation issues; the recent labor agreement; the Kateri Memorial Hospital Center expan...

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Guy Lafleur, Chris Nilan, Jocelyn Lemieux, Gaston Gingras, Pierre Dagenais and the Montreal Canadiens Alumni are coming to Kahnawà:ke and spoke to KTV


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.

View the complete letter here.


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


Kahnawà:ke/Quebec Agreement on Labour

October 23, 2014

The Kahnawà:ke / Quebec Agreement on Labour is now available for viewing on the site.

Enkarì:warahste - Download


2014-2015 School Bus Schedule

UPDATED Thursday, October 23rd, 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 1
Enkarì:warahste - School Bus Schedule 2
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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A listing of the most recent public documents:

Enkarì:warahste - MCK summary of Quebec's Online Gambling: When the Reality of the Virtual Catches Up with Us" report)
11/24/2014

Enkarì:warahste - Response to Editorial on National Post re: The Kahnawake Mohawk Council vs. Basic Human Rights (written by Marni Soupcoff)
11/07/2014

Enkarì:warahste- Kahnawà:ke/Quebec Labour Agreement
09/18/2014

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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