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MCK Chiefs to meet with Mohawk Trail Longhouse


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that MCK Chiefs will be meeting with representatives from the Mohawk Trail Longhouse tonight at 7pm to discuss the issues of Residency and Membership in order to determine how to proceed.

Part of five point plan announced in early June, Chief & Council have reached out to Traditional representatives to ensure that all leadership is engage...

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Reminder - MCK office closure Monday


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke would like to remind the community that all administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 6th.

There will be no change to the regular household recycling pickup schedule and both the Recycling Depot and Transfer Depot will be open. All essential services will remain operational.

Regular hours of business will resume at 8:30am on Tuesday, July 7th.


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CP removing railway ties near Adirondack Junction


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke has been informed that Canadian Pacific railway crews will be removing stone, switches and rails in the Adirondack area beginning today (Wednesday, July 2nd) until Tuesday, July 21st.

There will be two loaders carrying stone, one excavator removing switches and a speed swing carrying rails to replace the area with straight tracks.

Work will take place during daylight hours fr...

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Reminder of Complete Montreal-bound closure of Mercier Bridge overnight Saturday


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke wishes to remind road users that the Ministčre des Transport du Quebec will completely close the Montreal-bound direction of the Mercier Bridge from Saturday, June 27th (tomorrow) at 11:59pm until Sunday, June 28th at 1pm, weather permitting.

During this time there will be NO MONTREAL-BOUND access and only one Kahnawą:ke-bound lane available.

The closure is necessary to carr...

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Summer MCK office closures


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke would like to inform the community that all administrative offices will be closed on Monday, June 29th and Monday, July 6th.

There will be no change to the regular household recycling pickup schedule during these days. Both the Recycling Depot and Transfer Depot will be open and all essential services will remain operational.

Regular hours of business will resume at 8:30am on...

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Part of an innovative collaboration between MCK Housing and Steelhawk Homes, HOPE, or Home Ownership Program Enhancement, is a four year project that features affordable housing, training and education combined with a home ownership savings plan for Kahnawà:ke single parents. Four new homes and the new occupants were recently unveiled to the Community and KTV was there.

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.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Valcourt’s comments irresponsible, insidious

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the public that it takes great offense to comments made by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Minister Bernard Valcourt in regard to Kahnawà:ke’s internal Membership issues.

In comments provided to Montreal’s Le Devoir newspaper on May 6th, Mr. Valcourt said that the rules governing Membership are “racist and unacceptable in this country.”

“It is difficult to articulate just how irresponsible and insidious his comments are,” said Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. in a statement (see attached document). “Because he is the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, most Canadians will assume that he is speaking from a position of intimate knowledge of Kahnawà:ke. The truth is a whole different matter.”

“By wading into a situation that he knows very little of, he is giving Canadians a very skewed picture – one painted with the broad strokes of ignorance rather than one respecting the subtleties and intricacies that are demanded” of a man in his position, continued Grand Chief Delisle.

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MCK supports Saugeen Ojibway Nation fight against planned nuclear waste depository

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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.

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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.

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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 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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Ón:wak Tekaristorará:kon

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)

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

Enkarì:warahste- Kahnawà:ke/Quebec Labour Agreement

Enkarì:warahste - 2014-2015 MCK School Bus Schedule & Guidelines

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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