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Land Claims Area Road Closure

07/27/2016

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke would like to inform the Community of a temporary road closure on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The road base is being prepared for asphalt. The work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the day. Proper road signalization will be installed to warn of the construction limits.

Your patience throughout this project is greatly appreciated and we apologize for the temporary inconven...

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Film Permit issued to Sold 2 Productions

07/26/2016

The Lands Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke wishes to inform the community that it has issued a film permit to Sold 2 Productions (Muse) Inc. for filming the movie The Art of More.

Filming will take place on July 31st, at a private residence. There will be intermittent street closures. Area residences have been informed. Allowances will be made for emergency vehicles to pass at all times.

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Community Notice: Land Allotment Requests - Updated

07/26/2016

The Lands Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke wishes to inform the community that the following Kahnawa’kehró:non have made an application for a communal land allotment and will be making their communal request at the Community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 09, Seskéha/August 2016 at the Golden Age Club.

 

 

 

Objections to any of the applicants, based upon the Land...

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Pet Micro-chipping clinic August 14th

07/25/2016

The Animal Protection Department of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke is pleased to announce a Micro-Chipping Clinic being held on Sunday, August 14th from 9am to noon at the Public Safety Unit, located near the Services Complex.

A veterinary technician will be on-site to perform the service at a cost of $40. Appointments are preferred. However, walk-ins are welcome. Each appointment will require a $20 deposit ...

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Partial Road Closure on Mohawk Trail Tuesday

07/25/2016

The Public Works Department of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke would like to inform road users of a partial road closure on Mohawk Trail between the hours of 7am and 3:30pm on Tuesday, July 26th, weather permitting.

The partial closure is necessary to repair a house connection in the area of the Wellness Center. The work is expected to be completed the same day.

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It's been a summer of storms for Kahnawà:ke as downpours and gale force winds uprooted trees, displaced birds and destroyed private property. KTV spoke with Arnold Lazare and Deidre Whyte from the Public Safety Unit for more.


Letters to Residents and Businesses along 207 and OCR re Truck Restrictions

July 15, 2016

The Public Safety Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform all Kahnawa'kehró:non that a letter to residents and business owners along Route 207 and Old Chateauguay Road (OCR) explaining details of upcoming restrictions for Heavy truck Traffic are being placed in all local mail boxes via Canada Post today.

To view the Letter click here


New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project

June 29, 2016

The Workforce Inclusion Plan for the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project is now available for review below.

Enkarì:warahste - Kahnawake Workforce Inclusion Plan


Regulation Respecting Demolition Waste Recycling Operations in Kahnawà:ke

June 21, 2016

The draft regulations respecting demolition waste recycling operations in Kahnawà:ke is now available for review at the link below:

Enkarì:warahste - Regulation Respecting Demolition Waste Recycling Operations in Kahnawà:ke


Clarification regarding substance used in CP rail spraying

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Public Safety Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is advising the community of erroneous information surrounding the Canadian Pacific (CP) Vegetation Management Program spraying that took place on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016.

Concerned individuals have contacted the PSU claiming that the substance sprayed onto the tracks was a carcinogenic chemical called Glysophate. This information is inaccurate. CP utilizes the product Esplanade, which has the active ingredient Indaziflam, a biodegradeable herbicide that inhibits growth in vegetation.

In the past, the PSU has requested that CP not carry out any spraying on the tracks. However, failure to do so puts the integrity of the infrastructure at risk of failure. There are concerns that the MCK could be held liable in the case of a derailment due to lack of proper maintenance (i.e. weed growth).

While both the MCK Public Safety Unit and the Environment Protection Office have concerns about spraying, it is agreed that safety must remain a priority.

The Material Safety Data Sheet is below:

Enkarì:warahste Herbicide Material Safety Data Sheet


Water Taxi Survey Results now available for viewing

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Enkarì:warahste Water Taxi Survey Results


Kahnawake and Six Nations Exercising Inherent Right to Participate in Tobacco Trade

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and the Elected Council of Six Nations of the Grand River have collaborated to release the following information, setting the record straight on false statements recently issued by the Sûreté du Québec.

As First Nations, Kahnawà:ke and Six Nations have the legal right to produce, distribute, and trade tobacco. Any attempt to regulate or restrict a First Nation from manufacturing and participating in inter-Nation trade within the tobacco industry is an attack on this inherent Indigenous right.

“Tobacco is our natural product,” said Kahnawà:ke Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton. “We’ve used it for centuries. We use it for ceremonies and, when the Europeans came, we later used it for trade. They took the product, made it ‘their own’ and – all of a sudden – it’s illegal.”

Operations, like the recent MYGALE project, often lump the legal manufacturing and trade of tobacco by Indigenous people with organized crime activities. This is not only incorrect, but highly misleading.

Both Kahnawà:ke and Six Nations have deemed organized crime, and criminal activities to be illegal within their Territories. Both Iroquois communities cooperate with neighbouring law enforcement bodies on investigations relating to illegal activities occurring within their Nations and/or involving their community members. Tobacco is not an illegal activity

“It’s disheartening to read statements, like the one recently issued in the MYGALE project, attempting to criminalize our tobacco industry,” said Six Nations Chief Ava Hill. “Tobacco is a historical trade that supports the growth and economic prosperity of our communities. As sovereign Nations, the federal and provincial governments have no jurisdictional right to tax and regulate tobacco on our Territories.”

http://www.sixnations.ca


Kahnawà:ke Waste Management Plan

Friday, November 6, 2015

The 2015 Waste Management Plan for Kahnawà:ke is now available for public consultation and can be downloaded below at the link below:

Enkarì:warahste Kahnawà:ke Waste Management Plan


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


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 - Kahnawake Workforce Inclusion Plan (Champlain Bridge Corridor Project)
06/29/2016

Enkarì:warahste - 2016/2017 MCK Annual Budget
03/31/2016

Enkarì:warahste - Kahnawà:ke Waste Management Plan
11/06/2015

Enkarì:warahste - 2014-2015 MCK School Bus Schedule
08/20/2015

Enkarì:warahste - 2014-2015 MCK School Bus Guidelines
08/20/2015

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 - 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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