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Dates Announced for By-Election


The Office of the Electoral Officer (EO) is pleased to announce several important dates for the 2019 Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke By-Election.
  • Nomination Day – Saturday, February 9, 10am to noon at the Kahnawą:ke Services Complex (those who intend to run should pre-verify their eligibility with the Membership Department)
  • Special Advanced Poll – Saturday, February 16, 10am to noon at the G...

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By-election called to replace Lloyd Phillips


The Executive Office of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke is officially announcing that due to the recent notice of resignation by Ratsénhaienhs Lloyd Phillips from the Office of the Council of Chiefs a by-election is required (reference section 34.1 of the Election Law).

The mandate of Angus Montour as Electoral Officer has been re-initiated, along with that of Muriel White-Rice as Assistant Electoral Officer.

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Community Meeting dates announced for 2019


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke wishes to announce that Chief and Council have determined the Seasonal Community Meetings dates for 2019.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:
  • Tuesday, February 19 (Winter)
  • Tuesday, May 14 (Spring)
  • Tuesday, August 13 (Summer)
  • Tuesday, November 12 (Fall)
The meetings will all take place at the Golden Age Club beginning at 7pm.

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JFK Quarry authorized to operate this Saturday


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke has authorized JFK Quarry to operate this Saturday, January 12th with the following conditions:

•Between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm only
•Trucks must enter and exit the Territory using Highway 30 only, n...

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Lloyd Phillips new Director of Public Safety as Ron Skye retires


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke wishes to inform the community of major staffing changes within the Kahnawą:ke Public Safety Unit.

Ron Skye, Commissioner of Public Safety, will be officially retiring on January 25, 2019. Mr. Skye had advised the MCK administration on September 1, 2018 that he would be retiring but had agreed to remain with the organization until January 25, 2019 to assist in the transition.

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Animal Protection consulting community - your input is important, take the Survey

November 26, 2018

The Public Safety Unit Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to inform all Kahnawa'kehró:non that community consultations have begun on proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Animal Control Law.

The consultations are being led by the Animal Protection Department and include a survey, both online and in-person, which will take place beginning today (Monday, November 26). In-person Survey Kiosks will be held at the Services Complex from 8:30am to 4pm today and Tuesday, December 4th.

Click here to take the survey.

Water and Sanitation Policy enters 30-day Feedback Period

September 24, 2018

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that the draft Water and Sanitation Policy is available for viewing on its website and has entered a 30-day Feedback Period, which will conclude on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 4pm.

The policy has been developed to provide guidelines, principles and activities in providing drinking water and sanitation to Kahnawa'kehró:non.

The document is available for viewing on the Public Documents page (or below). Feedback can be submitted in writing to

The policy is required to comply with the Kahnawà:ke Sanitary Conditions Law, while providing safe, acceptable and accessible drinking water, and physical and affordable access to sanitation.

View the Draft Water and Sanitation Policy

MCK announces potential groundbreaking economic opportunity

September 13, 2018

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to announce that it is currently studying and exploring an opportunity to build and operate a state-of-the-art production and processing facility with Canopy Growth Corporation, a company that has emerged as the global leader in the field of cannabis cultivation, research and product development. For clarity, there is no agreement in place.

The MCK has issued a Kahnawà:ke Economic Development Fact Sheet to help explain the opportunity and the rationale for creating a relationship with Canopy Growth:

Kahnawà:ke Economic Development Fact Sheet

Read the press release issued September 13, 2018

Draft Kahnawà:ke Cannabis Control Law available for feedback

The draft Kahnawà:ke Cannabis Control Law is now available for review at this link. Feedback can be submitted to or during this time.

A Frequently Asked Questions document is also available for reading.

Feedback can also be submitted by telephone to Ietsénhaienhs Rhonda Kirby or the MCK Technician Dennis Diabo at 450-632-7500, or in writing at the main reception.

MCK Strategic Plan 2017-2022

March 29, 2017

The Strategic Plan is designed to guide the administration and operations of the MCK over the next five years. The plan is a roadmap designed to preserve and enhance the roles and purpose of the MCK by identifying opportunities, maximizing its resources and focusing on key strategic goals that will improve MCK services and the quality of life for the community.

Download the strategic plan and watch a short summary clip below:

Enkarì:warahste - MCK Strategic Plan 2017-2022

MCK Reiterates position on Membership

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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 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.”

Enkarì:warahste - Open Letter to Community Members
Enkarì:warahste - Open Letter to Non-Indigenous persons residing illegally on the Territory
Enkarì:warahste - Kahnawà:ke Membership Law pamphlet (prepared for CDMP amendment process)
Enkarì:warahste - A Review of the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law (By MCK Membership)
Enkarì:warahste - Council of Elders Operational Review (By Organizational Development Services)
Enkarì:warahste - 2011 Results of a Survey on Membership in Kahnawà:ke and the 2003 Kahnawà:ke Membership Law
Enkarì:warahste - 2003 Kahnawà:ke Membership Law

Shared Vision Statement

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

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A look at Residency in Kahnawą:ke: Seven (7) snapshots

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Kahnawà:ke Aoká:ra

A history of the community and people of Kahnawá:ke.

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Ón:wak Tekaristorará:kon

A listing of the most recent public documents:

Enkarì:warahste - MCK Housing Department Assessment Summary Report

Enkarì:warahste - Draft Water and Sanitation Policy

Enkarì:warahste - 2018-2019 MCK School Bus Schedule

Enkarì:warahste - Route 207 Safety Survey Results

Enkarì:warahste - Antenna System Siting Protocol

Enkarì:warahste - Political Priorities for Council of Chiefs 2015 - 2018

Enkarì:warahste - Kahnawake Workforce Inclusion Plan (Champlain Bridge Corridor Project)

Enkarì:warahste - 2016/2017 MCK Annual Budget

Enkarì:warahste - Kahnawà:ke Waste Management Plan

Enkarì:warahste - MCK summary of Quebec's Online Gambling: When the Reality of the Virtual Catches Up with Us" report)

Enkarì:warahste - Response to Editorial on National Post re: The Kahnawake Mohawk Council vs. Basic Human Rights (written by Marni Soupcoff)

Enkarì:warahste- Kahnawà:ke/Quebec Labour Agreement

Enkarì:warahste - Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper re: Canada's FNEA - 11/15/2013

Enkarì:warahste - Mohawk Council Executive Directive condemning Canada's FNEA - 11/15/2013

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