The Housing Department of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is now accepting applicants for the Rent to Equity Housing Program. The program allows participants to rent a three (3) bedroom home while saving for a mortgage down payment for future home ownership.
The program is intended for lower-to-middle income Kahnawa’kehró:non who might otherwise find it impossible to make the necessary down payment on...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that two important events are taking place tomorrow (Wednesday, 30 Kentenhkó:wa/November) in Ottawa.
In the first event, the MCK will make a presentation at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case involving the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v. Enbridge Pipelines, Inc. et al. This pertains to an appeal filed by the Chippewas c...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform Kahnawa’kehrò:non that Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton and Ratitsénhaienhs Gina Deer, Clinton Phillips, Billy Diabo and Christine Zachary-Deom are participating in the Iroquois Caucus Economic Summit being held in Akwesasne today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday).
The Summit was organized to bring business and political leadership together to discuss...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) estimates that more than a thousand spectators made their way to Adirondack Junction for the annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train visit on Friday, November 25th.
Canadian Pacific once again donated $4500 to the Kahnawà:ke Christmas Basket, with an additional $427.61 collected in donations on-site. Two truckloads of non-perishable food items were also coll...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to advise the community that the Ministere des Transport du Quebec will be installing new sensors today on traffic lights at two intersections on Route 138. The Intersections are located at Playground Poker and the the old traffic circle.
Over the last few months the in ground sensors have been malfunction...
Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton and Membership portfolio chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer were in Ottawa Wednesday, November 30th to present Kahnawà:ke's position on Membership to a Parliamentary Standing Committee studying proposed amendments to the Indian Act. KTV was in Ottawa for the hearing.
Political Priorities for Council of Chiefs
August 11, 2016
The Political Agenda for the remainder of the 2015-2018 term has been finalized and was announced at the Summer Community Meeting On Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
The MCK reiterates its support for the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law in light of recent events regarding non-eligible, non-Indigenous individuals residing on the Territory in clear contravention of the law.
Chief & Council have issued an Open Letter to community members to clarify the MCK’s position on the matter. Another separate Open Letter is intended for the aforementioned non-eligible persons. Both are available below.
The MCK is preparing a plan of action to help alleviate some of the difficulties that surfaced in the aftermath of a series of community-organized meetings held on this topic. The creation of a formal engagement strategy will begin at the Community Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th.
In the meantime it was felt that the community should be reminded of the origins and history of the 2003 Kahnawà:ke Membership Law, the 1984 Mohawk Law on Membership and 1981 Moratorium on Mixed Marriages. As such, a pamphlet that was prepared for the current amendment process for the 2003 Kahnawà:ke Membership Law, also available below.
Additionally, a random survey of 360 Kahnawa’kehró:non conducted in 2011 is also being made available at www.kahnawake.com for the purposes of illustrating community sentiment on the topic of Membership. In response to the question, “Should the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law allow all non-Natives married to a Member to live in Kahnawà:ke?” 263 respondents (78%) totally or somewhat disagreed, with 76 respondents (22%) agreeing, somewhat agreeing, or totally agreeing. 21 people did not offer a response to this particular question.
“While the laws have changed over the years, the community has been remarkably consistent in its support of the residency requirements,” said Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. “Chief & Council are obligated to uphold Kahnawà:ke laws, while always being mindful that there will always be those who aren’t in favor of the law and that we must listen to their concerns and suggestions. We ask that everyone remain peaceful and respectful during this emotional time.”