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MCK updates community on status of Membership lawsuit

04/30/2015

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...

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Electoral Officer Announces 2015 Election Dates

04/30/2015

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:
  1. Saturday, May 9: Nomination Day (10am–12pm, Services Complex)
  2. Tuesday, June 9: Candidates ...

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Access Ramp to 20 west weekend closure - work to resume on Monette Overpass

04/29/2015

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 ...

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Second meeting for Amendments to Membership Law scheduled for next Wednesday

04/29/2015

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...

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Dynamite blasting in Lot 106 residential development

04/29/2015

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.

During the blasting pr...

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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.

Click here to view the letter


Mohawk Ice Schedule 2014-2015

The Kahnawake Sports Complex ice schedule is available for download below:

Enkarì:warahste - Mohawk Ice Schedule - Week 29 - March 23 to 29, 2015


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


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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