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Kahnawà:ke, Canada conclude new Memorandum of Understanding

02/16/2012

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) announced today that Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. and John Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations.

The MOU outlines a process for a working relationship that establishes the scope of work to be done and identifies a timetable.

The initial topics to be discussed are Membership and Land Management. The MOU contains provisions for other topics/matters to be added as deemed necessary.

Chiefs Lloyd Phillips and Martin Leborgne are the leads on the Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations file.

‚ÄúI believe this is a significant development,‚ÄĚ said Grand Chief Michael Ahr√≠hron Delisle, Jr. ‚ÄúThis shows a commitment to sit together to address these two long-standing and contentious issues. This marks the beginning of working toward a more respectful relationship and the ability to have a working table to address other outstanding issues.‚ÄĚ

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