The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is pleased to announce that the construction of a children’s park in honor of the late Orville Standup is now underway at the green space located next to the Golden Age Club/Outdoor Rink.
The park was an initiative spearheaded by Chief Carl Horn, who alongside Sports and Recreation, organized a hockey game in February of 2015 between the Montreal Canadiens Alumni and Kah...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to inform road users that the Ministère des Transports du Québec will reduce the Mercier Bridge to one lane in each direction from Friday, September 4th at 10pm until Tuesday, September 8th at 5am.
During this period, the Kahnawà:ke-bound access ramp at Airlie, including ramp reserved for buses, will be also be closed.
The MCK reminds the public that these works are s...
The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission (KLCC) would like to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that the date has been set for the next Hearing for Proposed Amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law:
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke is informing the community that the fourth in a series of residency videos entitled ‘Enfranchisement and Bill C-31’ is now available for viewing.
The video is available by clicking on the “Residency Snapshots” portion of the webpage located at www.kahnawake.com/residency and will also be broadcasted shortly on Kanatakon Community Programming (Paul’s Cable) on channel 3 in anal...
Chief & Council met with Québec Native Affairs Minister Geoffrey Kelley this week regarding Highway 30 lands that have been promised to Kahnawà:ke by Quebec, but official transfer is being held up by a lawsuit being led by the mayor of Chateauguay. KTV spoke with Grand Chief Joe Tokwiro Norton and Minister Kelley for their thoughts on the outcome of the meeting.
Recent statements by Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt that accuse Kahnawà:ke of having racist laws are uninformed and reckless, particularly when the Minister has no firsthand knowledge of the community or its history, yet paints it as racist in one broad stroke. KTV spoke to MCK Political Press Attaché Joe Delaronde to introduce an interesting segment where we try to get an outside perspective from people who frequent Kahnawà:ke in their daily lives on how they see it.
2015-2016 School Bus Schedule
Thursday, August 20, 2014
The 2015-2016 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”