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Kahnawake Residency Law Hearing completed, new draft to be posted


The Kahnaw�:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission (KLCC) would like to inform the  that the Community Decision Making Process (CDMP) Hearing for the draft Kahnaw�:ke Residency Law (�the Law�) reached conclusion at last evening�s meeting. Consensus was reached on all matters on the agenda. With the changes approved by the participants, a new draft will be posted as soon as the changes are incorporated. It will then be posted for a final tw0 week review.

In the Permits section (Sec. 32), consensus was reached to remove the clauses referring to Minor Child Permits. With that change, the Residency Permit was accepted, and consensus reached. The Definition on Onkweh�n:we Ancestry  was changes in the Definitions section to read: �Onkweh�n:we Ancestry� means direct descent from at least two (2) great-grandparents who are not Kanien�keh�:ka of Kahnaw�:ke, but were or are recognized as Ahs�n:nen Onkweh�n:we lineage verified by proof acceptable to the Registrar and, if necessary, by the Administrative Tribunal, the Court of Kahnaw�:ke or the Kahnaw�:ke Court of Appeal, as the case may be.�

In the Entitlements section, clause 4b (�A minor child who was adopted by a Kanien�keh�:ka of Kahnaw�:ke prior to 2003�) was moved to Approved Kahnaw�:ke Resident section � passed by consensus.

In the sections on Eviction Orders, clause 131 (�The removal of a person from the Territory in accordance with an Eviction Order must be temporarily stayed if: b) the decision to remove the person is issued between October 1st and May 1st�) was changed by consensus to �November 1st and April 1st.�

Finally, consensus was reached to bring forth incidental amendments in wording and re-numbering to the new draft, for consistency purposes.

As the Law is being processed using the CDMP �Urgent� process, Enactment will take place following the posting for final comments. Once that is completed, the Law must re-enter to CDMP regular process within one year.

For information on the Law, please contact:
Iets�nhaienhs Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Lead Portfolio Chief
Mohawk Council of Kahnaw�:ke

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