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March 31, 2010

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February 2010

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Shared Vision Statement

The Visioning Committee Presented the following Shared Vision Statement to Chief and Council on December 7, 2009

In 2029, Kahnawakeró:non know, understand and live our roles and responsibilities as Onkwehon:we. Onkwehonweneha (Kanien’keha) is the main language of communication in the home and community. Through our language and the daily practice of our culture we promote our strong collective identity. Kaianereko:wa with its teachings of skennen, kahsestehnshera and kahnikonri:io are our guiding principles.

Kahnawà:ke is a socially, politically and spiritually unified community. All Kahnawakeró:non respectfully co-exist harmoniously and peacefully in a clean and safe environment. We are a community of close-knit families maintaining our connection with each other; where elders are admired, treasured and called upon; where children are safe, provided guidance and loved. We are well on the path to healthy mind, body and spirit. We live and teach our spirituality through our ceremonies and festivals as a way of elevating our spirit.

Kahnawà:ke is an independent self-governing community in control of our opportunities. All people are treated equally. The people are the government and have a voice in the direction of the future. We are an economically self-sufficient community with an expanded land base, where individuals are provided opportunities and encouraged to succeed. All Kahnawakero:non are well- and fully-educated in mainstream and Onkwehon:we philosophies, confident in who we are.

We live in respectful co-existence with the peoples of the world and Mother Earth. We protect and defend our determination and territory with decisions based on our principles. We are proud and confident about our future.

Kahnawake Vision Report: 2009-12-07

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