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Weekly Council Communique

In an effort to increase transparency between the Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke and the community, a Council Communique will be made available on a weekly basis, briefly outlining decisions, reports or issues that were addressed at the regular Monday Council meetings.




COMMUNIQUE –Monday, 14 Onerahtohkó:wa/May 2018

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Carl Horn, Martin Leborgne, Kenneth McComber, Bobby Patton and Billy Diabo

Out: Ratitsénhaienhs Rhonda Kirby (attending Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador meetings in Quebec City), Christine Zachary-Deom (Vacation) Gina Deer (Wellness Day; Vacation Days from Wednesday to Friday), Arlene Jacobs (Wellness Day), and Clinton Phillips (Medical Appointment)

Also Present: Trina Diabo-Jacobs (Council Meeting Administrator), Winona Polson-Lahache (Chief Political Advisor), Dwaine White (Office of the Council of Chiefs General Manager), and Joe Delaronde (Public Relations)

House Keeping

• Cheque signers: Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer & Kenneth McComber
• Minute Acceptance for May 7, 2018 - Deferred
Bobby Patton: Monday: International Port Zone meeting; Thursday: meeting regarding issue of costs for Intensive Treatment Programs. Vacation next week (May 22 to 25, returning to office on May 28)
Billy Diabo: Monday: International Port Zone meeting; Thursday: Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project; Friday: prep meeting for Tioweró:ton Community Meeting
Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Tuesday: Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Culture & Language Center board meeting, Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke Law Second Hearing; Wednesday: Finance, Administration & Operations Committee meeting; Thursday: Language & Culture Network; Friday: Wellness Day
• Kenneth McComber: Wednesday: Hydro Quebec working group prep meeting, Finance, Administration & Operations Committee meeting; Thursday: Hydro working group; Vacation from May 22 to 25, return to office on May 28
Martin Leborgne: Tuesday: Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke Law Second Hearing; Thursday: meeting regarding issue of costs for Intensive Treatment Programs
Joe Norton: Friday: meeting with Indigenous & Crown Relations Senior Assistant Deputy Minister Joe Wild (Treaties & Aboriginal Government)

Formal Agenda Items

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Community Initiatives Fund
Presence of Onerahtókha Karlie Marquis and Paul Rice. Proposal to approve the Updated Administrative Plan Text for the Community Initiatives Fund, the appointment of three Community Representatives to the Oversight & Review Committee, and the website Launch (on May 17th). The three Community Representatives are Judi Jacobs, Cynthia White and Ron Abraira (Onerahtókha Karlie Marquis previously appointed to represent the MCK, while Virginia Standup represents Tewatohnhi’saktha Board of Directors). Approved unanimously

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

None submitted

Discussions/Updates

• Discussion on lands issue in Tioweró:ton. For formal discussion and decision at a later date
• Joe Norton updated on his meetings in New York City regarding Indigenous Data Solutions project and Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations Marc-André Blanchard
• Billy Diabo provided brief updates on the status of the Eastern Wolf in Tioweró:ton and an expected call from Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services
• Martin Leborgne informed the table on a pair of issues regarding private citizens
• Bobby Patton updated Chief & Council on the Alcoholic Beverages Control Board
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer discussed issues on next week’s Destinations Summit, governance, the Language & Culture Network, and the Community Decision Making Process Second Hearing on the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke Law
• Meeting adjourned at 11:40am

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