Director of Justice Services Ron Skye wishes to inform the community that Sophia Dupont is no longer an employee of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke.
In light of the recent Peacekeeper operation at the residence of Burt Montour, Ms. Dupont was determined to be an occupant and has been further charged with offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act and the Criminal Code of Canada. Upon notification...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has been advised by the City of Chateauguay that the Arthur-Laberge Bridge, also known as the ‘Green Bridge’ that connects D’Anjou Boulevard and Principale Street (in Chateauguay) will be closed for rehabilitation from 10pm this evening (August 18th) until June 2015.
Detour routes to access either side of the bridge will be marked in the area. Motorists are urged to use the bridges ...
The Public Relations/Communications Department of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is proud to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that a special ‘wrap up’ report of Team Kahnawà:ke’s participation in the recent North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) began broadcasting today on Paul’s Cable channel 35 (for analog subscribers) and Channel 3 (for those with a digital box).
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Chief & Council will continue to meet on a regular basis to formulate a plan of action in light of the current situation in which meetings have been called by community members to take action against people residing within the Territory in contravention of the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law.
The plan will be completed before the next Communit...
The Housing Department of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to correct information from a release issued earlier this week (August 11th). Please note that completed application forms must be submitted to the MCK Housing Department no later than Monday, August 25, 2014 at noon, not September 25, 2014 as has been previously announced.
MCK Political Press Attaché Joe Delaronde updates the community on Council's plan of action in light of the current situation in which meetings have been called by community members to take action against people residing within the Territory in contravention of the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law.
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.
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.