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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, 5 Enniskó:wa/March 2018

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton, Martin Leborgne, Kenneth McComber, Clinton Phillips, Carl Horn, Bobby Patton, Christine Zachary-Deom, and Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer (arrived at 10am)

Absent: Ratitsénhaienhs Gina Deer (Medical Leave, returning to office on Tuesday, 13 Enniskó:wa/March), Rhonda Kirby (Vacation), Arlene Jacobs (Vacation), and Billy Diabo (Vacation)

Also Present: Trina Diabo-Jacobs (Council Meeting Administrator), Alana Goodleaf-Rice (Executive Director), Dwaine White (Office of the Council of Chiefs General Manager), and Joe Delaronde (Political Press Attaché)

House Keeping

• Cheque Signers: Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer & Kenneth McComber
• Clinton Phillips: Lands meeting on Wednesday; Meeting with Environment Canada representatives on Friday; received approval to attend United Nations Nuclear Waste conference taking place in April
• Bobby Patton: meeting on Social Assistance matters (tentative)
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Planning meeting on Tuesday for upcoming Iroquois Caucus membership/Citizenship Summit; meeting with Concordia University students on Wednesday (with Bobby Patton, Martin Leborgne and Kenneth McComber)
• Christine Zachary-Deom: Conference call on Tuesday regarding Environmental Consultation; meeting with Environment Canada representatives on Friday

Formal Agenda Items

Request for Decision, Mohawk Council Executive Directive: 2018-2019 Annual Budget Approval
Presence of Paul Rice, Erica Delisle and Karlie Onerahtókha Marquis. Presentation of MCK 2018-2019 Annual Budget was made by the Finance team. Paul Rice reports a projected operating surplus of $1.3M for Fiscal Year 2018 and a projected operating surplus of $1.8M for Fiscal Year 2019. The budget was passed unanimously. Note: a press conference is scheduled for March 27, 2018 to announce details of the budget.

Request for Decision, Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Electronic Gaming Devices Project
This item was deferred.

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

None submitted


• Bobby Patton reported on a Montreal-area auto dealership that was refusing to deliver vehicles to Kahnawà:ke because of problems caused by ‘the Mikinak situation. The situation was addressed by MCK Tax Consultant John Latour.
• Christine Zachary-Deom reported on the Health Sciences conference she attended.
• Joe Norton provided a detailed update on last week’s meeting with Quebec’s Minister of Finance, Carlos Leitão.
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer provided an update on the Elected Women’s Gathering hosted by the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador.
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer also updated the table on the upcoming Membership/Citizenship Summit being organized by the Iroquois Caucus. She provided an extensive overview on the reasons for creating the event, which is scheduled for April 18 and 19 in Akwesasne.
• Meeting was adjourned at 11:28am

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