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Bill S-3 Youth Info Session February 28th

02/21/2019

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke S-3 Working Group is inviting Youth between the ages of 16 and 30 to take part in a Special S-3 Info Session at the Kahnawake Youth Center on Thursday, February 28th, from 7 to 8pm.

It has been stated that Bill S-3 Amendments to the Indian Act is Canada′s latest assimilation attempt. For Kahnawà:ke alone, Canada projects S-3 registrations could add 35,000 to 65,000 persons to...

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Grand Chief and Ietsénhaienhs Gina Deer to speak at Indigenous Cannabis conference

02/21/2019

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton and Ietsénhaienhs Gina Deer are in Ottawa today to speak at the National Indigenous Cannabis & Hemp Conference.

They will participate on a panel entitled Managing Community Policy & Removing Risk. They will speak on ‘The Kahnawà:ke Experience: Creating Community By-Laws,’ during which they will descr...

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Transfer Depot Bin is full until further notice

02/20/2019

The Waste Management Department of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to inform the community that the bin at the Transfer Depot is currently at capacity. The company that manages the bin is expected to have it emptied sometime this week.

Also, a reminder to the community to please use the Door-to-Door garbage pickup service on Fridays.

Items picked up Curbside are:

Public Safety and KFB address incident at Fuel Depot

02/20/2019

The Public Safety Unit and the Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) are informing the community of an incident that took place at the Fuel Depot this morning, located next to the Peacekeepers station. The KFB was first on the scene and indicated that an accident took place that resulted in diesel fuel overflowing from the tanks as they were being filled.
 
An initial assessment of the area has shown that the fuel was ...

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MCK attending Kahnawake Canada Relations meetings in Ottawa

02/20/2019

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Ratitsénhaienhs Joseph Tokwiro Norton, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer and Clinton Phillips
are in Ottawa to participate in Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations (KCR) meetings today and tomorrow, February 20th and 21st.

The Seigneury of Sault St. Louis; Membership; and Lands will be topics of discussion. The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office is also...

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Ietsénhaienhs Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer and Brandon Bordeau explain the impacts that Canada's S-3 amendments to the Indian Act will have on Kahnawake. According to Canada’s own estimates, over a million new Status ‘Indians’ will be created based on the new criteria set out in the S-3 amendments. Of this, between 35,000 to 65,000 could be added to the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke federal list.



Housing Survey Results available

January 23, 2019

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is pleased to release the results of the recent Housing Survey conducted to gauge Kahnawa'kehró:non with current Housing needs, from November 21 to December 21, 2018.

- Housing Survey Results - January 23, 2019


MCK announces potential groundbreaking economic opportunity

September 13, 2018

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to announce that it is currently studying and exploring an opportunity to build and operate a state-of-the-art production and processing facility with Canopy Growth Corporation, a company that has emerged as the global leader in the field of cannabis cultivation, research and product development. For clarity, there is no agreement in place.

The MCK has issued a Kahnawà:ke Economic Development Fact Sheet to help explain the opportunity and the rationale for creating a relationship with Canopy Growth:

Kahnawà:ke Economic Development Fact Sheet

Read the press release issued September 13, 2018


MCK Strategic Plan 2017-2022

March 29, 2017

The Strategic Plan is designed to guide the administration and operations of the MCK over the next five years. The plan is a roadmap designed to preserve and enhance the roles and purpose of the MCK by identifying opportunities, maximizing its resources and focusing on key strategic goals that will improve MCK services and the quality of life for the community.

Download the strategic plan and watch a short summary clip below:

Enkarì:warahste - MCK Strategic Plan 2017-2022


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

Click here to read


A look at Residency in Kahnawà:ke: Seven (7) snapshots

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Kahnawà:ke Aoká:ra

A history of the community and people of Kahnawá:ke.

Sénha É:so Aiesewawennahnó:ton Read more

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Ón:wak Tekaristorará:kon

A listing of the most recent public documents:

Enkarì:warahste - MCK Housing Department Assessment Summary Report
09/26/2018

Enkarì:warahste - Draft Water and Sanitation Policy
09/24/2018

Enkarì:warahste - 2018-2019 MCK School Bus Schedule
08/27/2018

Enkarì:warahste - Route 207 Safety Survey Results
03/16/2017

Enkarì:warahste - Antenna System Siting Protocol
12/05/2016

Enkarì:warahste - Political Priorities for Council of Chiefs 2015 - 2018
08/11/2016

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 - 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

Akwé:kon Kahiatonhseraró:ron All documents

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