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Council Chiefs pass Regs for Kanienkeh�ka of Kahnawake Law


The Mohawk Council of Kahnaw�:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that the Council of Chiefs have unanimously passed a Mohawk Council Executive Directive to accept the Regulations Respecting the Kanien�keh�:ka of Kahnaw�:ke Law (�the Regulations�).

The Kanien�keh�:ka of Kahnaw�:ke Law (�the Law�) was passed on July 3, 2018 through Mohawk Council Resolution 01/2018-2019. Following its passage, the Technical Drafting Committee created Regulations, 1) Respecting Hearings, 2) Applications for Recognition; 3) The Community Review Board; 4) The Custom Code; 5) The Kanien�keh�:ka of Kahnaw�:ke Commitment; 6) The Registrar and; 7) Confidentiality Agreements.

The purpose of the Regulations is to establish the rules and procedures to be followed by the Registrar verifying and deciding an application for recognition as a Kanien�keh�:ka of Kahnaw�:ke.

�As stated in the Guiding Principles of the Regulations, the Registrar will respect the principles of fairness, dignity of the person, compassion, and consensus consistent with our traditions and customs,� said Iets�nhaienhs Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer. �We now have a complete Law in place � it is the culmination of several years of work.�

Persons wishing to apply must do so at the Office of the Kanien�keh�:ka of Kahnaw�:ke Law, located within the MCK�s Client-Based Rervices Unit at the Services Complex. Information will be available on-site, and all questions will be answered.

Copies of the Regulations will be made available at Client-Based Services or by viewing

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