The Waste Management Department is continuing to ask that the community use the old method of recycling until further notice.
Although the new Automated Collection Truck has been delivered, employees are still in training to operate it. Residents are asked to continue using either the small bins or clear plastic recycling bags.
The Community will be informed as soon as the new Truck goes into operation. Ple...
The Public Safety Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke, in conjunction with the Kahnawake Fire Brigade and Kahnawake Peacekeepers, would like to remind all community members about the dangers of setting grass fires.
Contrary to popular belief, burning the grass does not result in making the grass greener or grow quicker. In fact, it increases the possibility that the fire could become uncontrollabl...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that the lawsuit brought against the Quebec government by Chateauguay, Ste-Catherine, St-Constant, St-Isidore as well as the MRC de Roussillon to block the return of the Highway 30 lands, and lands along the Old Chateauguay Road, to Kahnawą:ke is scheduled to begin Monday, May 1st in the Superior Court of Quebec.
The Occupational Safety and Health Department of the Kahnawą:ke Labor Office (KLO) will be conducting safety courses free of charge during the month of May. The topics covered are a job-site requirement for employment on the New Champlain Bridge Project.
The courses and dates are as follows:
Confined Space Training - Friday, May 5 from 8:30am 4pm
The Iroquois caucus announced a Joint Declaration with the Anishinabek Nation regarding radioactive liquid shipments passing through the territories of the Nations. We spoke to Environment Portfolio Chief Clinton Phillips, Grand Chief Joe Tokwiro Norton and Dr. Gordon Edwards, an expert, and president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, about the dangers of the proposed shipment.
Iroquois Caucus, Anishinabek Nation issue Declaration, send letter to Trudeau regarding Radioactive Liquid Shipments from Chalk River
April 21, 2017
The Iroquois Caucus and the Anishinabek Nation wish to announce that they have issued a Joint Declaration regarding their serious concerns regarding the transportation of highly-radioactive liquid waste on their respective territories (see attachment below).
Additionally, a joint letter to Prime Minister (see attachment below) was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday advising Canada of our concerns in these matters. The letter was signed by Kahnawà:ke Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton on behalf of the Iroquois Caucus and by Grand Council Chief Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee on behalf of the Anishinabek Nation.
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:
The Public Safety Commission has released the results from public consultations conducted in September 2016 concerning the use of Route 207. A safety survey was conducted with residents and business owners on Route 207, as well as a heavy truck and car count operation in September and October (2016) to provide a comprehensive report on traffic issues regarding the use of Route 207.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has purchased ads in the two local newspapers and will place letters in all local mailboxes as a notice to remind Kahnawa’kehrò:non of their obligations regarding the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law and to non-Indigenous persons not eligible to reside in Kahnawà:ke.
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.”