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MCK announces plan to address education issues


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke announced today that it has developed a plan to address governance-related education issues in Kahnawà:ke.

The plan has been developed in response to the ongoing frustrations/communications breakdowns regarding the joint process that was agreed to between the MCK and the Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee (KCSC) on September 27, 2012 (in accordance with Mohawk Council Executive Directive #32-2012/2013). The plan is based on the general workplan that was agreed to in principle and released by the MCK and KCSC on October 19, 2012, with minor modifications made for neutral oversight.

“Instead of focusing on the disagreements between the KCSC and the MCK being the focal point, the proposed plan deals with the work that needs to be completed,” said education portfolio chief Rhonda Kirby. “At this point we realize the need to give the entire community the opportunity to give their input.”

Therefore, Chief & Council have unanimously agreed to present an action plan entitled ‘Community-Based Education Resolution Process.’ It has been designed to ensure that the Constitutional review is conducted in a timely manner, through the hiring of an Educational Resolution Coordinator. An Education Oversight Committee, to consist of parents and community representatives, will be responsible for oversight of the governance/constitution work, administration/operations and ensuring consistent communications with the community. Details on the plan are included (see PDF).

Chief & Council strongly encourage community members to provide feedback on the action plan through emails and telephone calls. A special email address,, has been set up for convenience in order to give feedback or to set up appointments. In addition, community members can visit kiosks to be held at the Services Complex in order to set up appointments.

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