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Kanienkehaka of Kahnawake Law Second Hearing recap, agenda for next meeting


The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission wishes to advise the community of the results from last evening’s third meeting of the Second Hearing for proposed amendments to the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke Law (formerly known as the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law). The results are as follows:

  • Definition of Common-Law Relationship: passed by consensus
  • Definition of Iah teionkwehónwe passed by consensus
  • Section 15.1 (Suspension of Entitlements): Consensus was reached, with one objection, on the current wording of 15.1, provided the Technical Drafting Committee deals with the issue of ‘co-habitating/leasing and suspension of entitlements’ is addressed either in this Law or in the proposed Kahnawà:ke Residency Law.

The KLCC wishes to remind the community that the fourth meeting of the Second Hearing will take place next Tuesday (1, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 2018), with a fifth meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 15 Onerahtohkó:wa/May 2018. Both Hearings will take place at the Golden Age Club from 6pm to 8:30pm.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • Sec. 9: Composition and Powers of the Community Review Board
  • Sec. 10: Application for Recognition
  • Sec. 11: Adopted Children
  • Sec. 13: Responsibilities of Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke
  • Sec. 14: Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke Pledge
  • Other Sections previously scheduled, time permitting

Copies of the Draft Law are available online at The Record of Discussion from last evening’s meeting will be posted upon completion.


For further information on the Law, please contact:
Alexis Shackleton, Director of Client Based Services
Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke

For further information on the process, please contact:
Leslie Skye, Coordinator
Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission

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