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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 – Monday, 17 Seskehkó:wa/September 2018

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joseph Tokwiro Norton, Tonya Perron, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Mike Delisle, Gina Deer, Clinton Phillips, Carl Horn, Harry Rice, and Ross Montour

Out: Ratitsénhaienhs Lindsay LeBorgne (Wellness), Rhonda Kirby (attending Conference), and Lloyd Phillips (Vacation)

Also Present: Trina Diabo-Jacobs (Council Meeting Administrator), Alana Rice-Goodleaf (Executive Director), Dwaine White (General Manager, Office of the Council of Chiefs), and Joe Delaronde (Public Relations)


• Cheque Signers: Two (2) Administrative Signers
• Clinton Phillips: Monday: Prep meeting for upcoming Kahnawà:ke/ Canada Relations (K/CR) meetings; K/CR meetings on Wednesday & Thursday in Gatineau (see press release dated September 19, 2018 for details)
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Monday: Kahnawake Youth Center meeting; attending Iroquois Caucus meetings in Akwesasne on Wednesday & Thursday (see press release dated September 19, 2018 for details); Friday: Vacation
• Gina Deer: Tuesday: meeting on Cannabis; attending Iroquois Caucus meetings in Akwesasne on Wednesday & Thursday
• Ross Montour: Tuesday: meeting on Education matters; Friday: meeting with Derek Montour, Executive Director of Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services
• Rhonda Kirby: Attending Strengthening the Family Symposium in Listuguj Monday through Friday
• Harry Rice: Meetings on Education on Tuesday & Friday
• Joe Norton: Wednesday: Attending Iroquois Caucus in Akwesasne; Thursday: K/CR meeting in Gatineau
• Alana Goodleaf-Rice informed Chief & Council that she will be attending a meeting on Risk Assessment being presented by an auditing firm
• Dwaine White informed Chief & Council that the results of unannounced drug test conducted early in the term. All passed.
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer proposed changing start times for Strategic Sessions to 9am from the current 10am. Agreed by consensus

Formal Agenda Items

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Non-Binding Letter of Interest
Presence of Paul Rice. Business opportunity brought to Chief & Council for consideration. No commitments made. Project details protected by Non-Disclosure agreement. Passed by consensus

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

One (1) Land Allotment


• Discussion took place with Human Resources Director Roseanne Norton regarding Chief & Council salary levels, vacation time, travel needs, and activity reports
• Discussion on issues relating to Education
• Harry Rice brought a discussion on Gun Registration to the table
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer followed up on community member’s concern about unacceptable hunting practices taking place within the Territory, which was brought up at the Summer Community Meeting. Discussion followed, with suggestions to bring awareness to the issue
• Discussion regarding ongoing issue regarding Quebec refusal to pay for court-ordered substance abuse treatment services for Indigenous persons living on-reserve. Ironically, Indigenous persons living off-reserve have these same services covered by the province. Issue is in discussion

Meeting ended at 3:15pm

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