The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke (MCK) wishes to congratulate Team Kahnawą:ke and Team Eastern Door & the North for their excellent performance at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (N.A.I.G.). Team EDN placed fourth overall with a total of 58 medals: 20 gold, 21 silver and 17 bronze.
This was their highest finish ever. The Kahnawą:ke contingent played a major role in the success of the larger Team E...
Kahnawą:ke young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are invited to attend a gathering to discuss the future of the community and the role they hope to play in that future. The one-day event, being called Youth Vision 20/20, is being organized as part of the Project for a Community Policy on Social Responsibility and Self Sufficiency. This Project is overseen by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from t...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke (MCK) wishes to inform Kahnawakehró:non that additional input is being requested from the community regarding the proposed amendment to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke Elections Law that could see the number of Chiefs reduced from the current twelve (12).
The issue has been unresolved at recent Community Decision Making Process (CDMP) hearings. A decision to hold a referendum...
The Kahnawą:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission (KLCC) would like to inform the community that a decision to hold a referendum to address a question regarding proposed amendments to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke Elections Law has been overturned.
Upon careful review by the KLCC, it was determined that an error was made at the Election Law Hearing on 18 Ohiarķ:ha/June, 2014 at which consensus was reached to hold a...
The Kahnawą:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission (KLCC) would like to inform the community that the draft of the proposed Kahnawą:ke Tobacco Law submitted by the Kahnawą:ke Tobacco Association (KTA), is now available to the community for review on-line at www.kahnawakemakingdecisions.com . Hard copies can also be picked up at the main MCK rece...
With less than a week to go before Kahnawà:ke’s athletes, coaches and mission staff board their planes and head to the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina Saskatchewan, Chef de Mission for Team Eastern Door & The North, Dave Canadian, stopped by for a final update.
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.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community of a project between Justice Services, the Kahnawake Peacekeepers and the Community Protection Unit which will see the installation of a new communications tower to be used primarily for essential (Peacekeepers, Fire Brigade, Public Works, Capital and Medical Transport) services.
The tower will be 56 metres (180 feet) in height and be installed next to the Kahnawake Peacekeepers building. A tower of this size will provide radio coverage for the entire Territories of Kahnawà:ke and Tioweró:ton, fulfilling the communication needs of essential emergency services for the community.
“The existing antenna installations are outdated and do not fully meet the needs of the community,” said Director of Public Safety Arnold Lazare. “Communicating without the technical worry of old equipment allows us to focus on our jobs, and that’s making sure our community is safe.”
The tower will comply with health standards outlined by the Health and Safety Department of Health Canada and as part of the process, Industry Canada requires a thirty (30) day consultation period allowing residents the opportunity to share their concerns over radio broadcast waves.
Additional details on the project and information on how to provide feedback can be found online at www.kahnawake.com .
The thirty (30) day consultation period ends Friday, June 27th at midnight.
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.