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Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:keTsi nahò:ten kahiatónnion a'arákonEnsaié:nawaseOnhkharéhson Aionkhihsnoé:nen
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Weekly Council Communique

In an effort to increase transparency between the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà: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.

Monday, 26 Seskehkó:wa/September 2022

Meeting held at the Kahnawà:ke Office Complex

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Jessica Lazare, Tonya Perron, Cody Diabo, Alan John Rice, Ross Montour, Michael Delisle, Jr., Lindsay LeBorgne, Ryan Montour, Barton Goodleaf, Arnold Boyer and Harry Rice

Also Present: Jaime-Lynn Deere (Council Meeting Administrator), Winona Polson-Lahache (Chief Political Advisor), David Lahache (Public Relations), and Executive Assistants to the Ratitsénhaienhs Sarah Delisle, Tyanna Kirby & Tricia Diabo

  • Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen by Ross Montour
  • Cheque Signers this week: Alan John Rice & Lindsay LeBorgne
  • First Nations & Inuit Delegation to the Territorial Food Systems Forum in Victoriaville, Qc. November 15-16, 2022. Cody Diabo will attend this event
  • Joint Meeting with Councils of Akwesasne & Kanesatake October 14, 2022
  • Tonya Perron: Tuesday: Strategic Discussions; Wednesday: Port of Montreal visit, and weekly review of Strategic Discussions; Thursday: Administrative Tribunal Regulations Technical Drafting Committee, and Finance, Administration & Operations (FAO) Committee Working Group meetings; Friday: attending Orange Shirt Day event
  • Alan John Rice: Wednesday: Education meeting; Thursday: FAO Committee Working Group, and Administrative Tribunal Regulations Technical Drafting Committee
  • Jessica Lazare: Wednesday: Port of Montreal visit; Friday: attending Every Child Matters event in Montreal
  • Michael Delisle, Jr.: Tuesday: Gaming file meeting; Wednesday: Kahnawà:ke Gaming Commission meeting; Thursday: bi-weekly Gaming Working Group, Procurement Strategy, and Economic Development meeting
  • Harry Rice: Wednesday: recording Chiefs Uncut, and Port of Montreal visit
  • Cody Diabo: Wednesday: Port of Montreal visit, Tobacco File meeting, and KTV Interview; Thursday: Kahnawà:ke -Canada Relations meeting
  • Barton Goodleaf: Wednesday: Iroquois Caucus Harvesting (Hunting) Working Group presentation in Tyendinaga
  • Ross Montour: Wednesday: Port of Montreal visit, and weekly review of Strategic Discussions; Thursday: bi-weekly Gaming Working Group meeting, Kahnawà:ke - Canada Relations meeting, and Consultation meeting; Saturday: Port of Contracoeur visit
  • Arnold Boyer: Wednesday: Port of Montreal visit; Thursday: Public Works weekly meeting, and meeting with Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc.; Friday: attending Orange Shirt Day event
  • Ryan Montour: Wednesday: Port of Montreal visit; Friday: attending Orange Shirt Day event; Saturday: Softball Fundraiser
  • Lindsay LeBorgne: Wednesday: Port of Montreal visit; Thursday: weekly Public Works meeting, FAO Working Group meeting
  • Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Tuesday: meeting with Executive Director; Wednesday & Thursday: Iroquois Caucus meetings in Tyendinaga; Friday: attending local and Montreal activities to honor National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

Agenda Items

Request for Decision: Hydro-Québec Distribution Line Installation
Presence of Eric Doucet (MCK Legal Services), Lanny Jacobs, Martin Stacey, and Veronica Leborgne. Lead Portfolio Chief: Lindsay LeBorgne. Request to the Council of Chiefs to approve the installation of an electrical line for the navigation beacon on the Hydro tower on the North Wall. Approved by Consensus

Mohawk Council Executive Directive (MCED)/Request for Decision (RFD): Reappointment of Commissioners to the Kahnawà:ke Gaming Commission
Presence of Dwaine White. Lead Portfolio Chief: Michael Delisle, Jr.  Request to reappoint Mr. Daryl Leclaire as Commissioner for a period of one (1) year, ending on September 30, 2023. Passed by Consensus. Request to reappoint Frank Phillips as a Ccommissioner for a two (2) year term, ending on September 30, 2024. Approved by Consensus (Lindsay LeBorgne abstained – family member)

Request for Decision: Appeal of Finance, Administration & Operations Committee Decision. This item is Confidential
Presence of Roseanne Norton. Portfolio Chiefs: Lindsay LeBorgne, Tonya Perron & Alan John Rice.

Ratitsénhaienhs Updates

Alan John Rice: updated on Kahnawà:ke Schools Diabetes Prevention Project funding matters
Jessica Lazare: updated on Multi-Purpose Building Project and upcoming activities at the site
Cody Diabo: updated on the Lands Portfolio
Michael Delisle, Jr.: updated on Gaming files
Barton Goodleaf: updated on local and regional hunting issues
Arnold Boyer: updated on the Mercier Bridge/Transport files and reminded of upcoming local actions related to Every Child Matters road crossings and flag at the Sports Complex field and lights

  • Please note that the morning session ended at 1:15pm to receive a visiting Maori delegation from New Zealand. The afternoon session started at 3:20pm
  • Closing by Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer Meeting ended at 4pm

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