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Weekly Council Communique

In an effort to increase transparency between the Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke and the community, a Council Communique will be made available on a weekly basis, briefly outlining decisions, reports or issues that were addressed at the regular Monday Council meetings.

COMMUNIQUE – Tuesday, 9 Ohiarihkó:wa/July 2019

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Gina Deer, Frankie McComber, Clinton Phillips (morning session only), Rhonda Kirby, Harry Rice, Tonya Perron, and Carl Horn

Out: Ross Montour (Bereavement), Mike Delisle Jr.(Vacation), and Lindsay LeBorgne (Wellness)

Also Present: Trina-Diabo-Jacobs (Council Meeting Administrator), Winona Polson-Lahache (Chief Political Advisor), Dwaine White (General Manager of Operations, Office of the Council of Chiefs), and Joe Delaronde (Public Relations)


• Meeting began with a moment of silence to commemorate the passing of former Grand Chief Andrew T. Delisle
• Cheque Signers: Rhonda Kirby & Lindsay LeBorgne
• Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Desjardins Card Services Appointment. Request to appoint Erica Delisle and Caroline Two-Axe as authorized administrators on the Desjardins Card Services account. Passed unanimously
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Thursday: attending funeral; Vacation from Friday, July 12, returning to office on Monday, July 22
• Gina Deer: Thursday: attending funeral
• Frankie McComber: Tuesday: meeting with representatives of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Montreal; Wednesday: meeting on Land matter
• Clinton Phillips: Vacation beginning Tuesday afternoon, returning to office on Monday, July 15
• Rhonda Kirby: Thursday: attending funeral; Friday: Vacation Day
• Harry Rice: Wednesday: meeting on Education matter; Thursday: attending funeral
• Tonya Perron: Wednesday: meetings on Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission matter, and with Department of Fisheries & Oceans; Thursday: Department of Fisheries meeting (continued), attending funeral; Friday: meetings on Consultation and Cannabis files
• Carl Horn: Wednesday: meeting on Lands matter
• Joe Norton: Tuesday: participating on K1037 talkshow to commemorate Andrew T. Delisle; Thursday: attending funeral

Formal Agenda Items

Mohawk Council Executive Directives (2): Funding for Multi-Purpose Building
Presence of Francis Walsh (MCK Legal Services), Lisa Phillips (Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language & Cultural Center), Trina C. Diabo & Paul Rice. Request to adopt Mohawk Council Executive Directives to authorize submissions for funding dollars from Quebec’s Ministry of Culture & Communications (1) and Heritage Canada (2) for the Multi-Purpose Building project. Passed unanimously

Mohawk Council Executive Directives: Governance Project Administration & Operational Policy
Presence of Winona Polson-Lahache, Katsistohkwi:io Jacco & Dwaine White. Request to enact Regulations for the Operations of the Council of Chiefs, and the Administration Guidelines for the Council of Chiefs. The documents were created as there are currently no Administration Guidelines in place applicable specifically to the Council of Chiefs, which has been problematic. After some discussion, the item was deferred

Request for Decision: Approval of Request to Draft Regulations for Kahnawà:ke Residency Law
Presence of Leslie Skye, Alexis Shackleton & Alan John Rice. Request decision to approve the creation of Draft Regulations for the Kahnawà:ke Residency Law. Passed unanimously

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Approval of Tewatohnhi’saktha Mandate
Presence of Jean Pommainville (MCK Legal Services), Onerahtokha (Karlie) Marquis. Client/Attorney Privileged

Update: Cannabis
Presence of Eric Doucet (MCK Legal Services). Client/Attorney Privileged

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

One (1) Land Allotment

Meeting concluded at 3:57pm

*Please note that there are no regularly scheduled Council meetings until after the Labor Day holiday, though meetings can be duly convened should the need arise

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