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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, 16 Onerahtókha/April 2018

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton, Rhonda Kirby, Martin Leborgne, Kenneth McComber, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer (left for other meeting at 11am), Clinton Phillips, Gina Deer, Christine Zachary-Deom (arrived at 10am), Bobby Patton, Arlene Jacobs, Carl Horn, Billy Diabo (all in attendance)

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

House Keeping

  • Cheque signers: Arlene Jacobs & Kenneth McComber
  • Reading into the Minutes of the following: Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada Multi-Year Funding Agreement Amendments #38 and #39; Notice of Budget Adjustment #11; and Notice of Cash Flow Changes #40
  • Gina Deer and Rhonda Kirby had travel request approved to participate in a Cannabis meeting on May 14 – 15 in Quebec City
  • Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer had travel request approved to participate at Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly on May 1-2 in Gatineau (Ottawa)
  • Rhonda Kirby: Wednesday: Collective Impact; Thursday: Doula presentation/ meeting, Justice Commission
  • Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Monday: Membership/Citizenship Summit prep meeting; Wednesday & Thursday: Membership/Citizenship Summit in Akwesasne (see press release dated April 17 for details); Friday: Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations prep meeting
  • Kenneth McComber: Thursday: Hydro prep meeting; Friday: participating in Spring Clean-Up
  • Christine Zachary-Deom: Sunday: attending Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante’s Summit, Kateri Day Feast
  • Gina Deer: Tuesday: Kahnawake Mohawk Entertainment Resort working group meeting; Wednesday: meeting with Kahnawà:ke Labor Office re: Tobacco Law; Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday: Vacation Days; presentation at McGill University on April 26
  • Arlene Jacobs: Monday: Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations prep meeting; Friday: participating in Spring Clean-Up
  • Martin Leborgne: Tuesday: Alcoholic Beverages Control Board meeting, Justice Commission meeting; Wednesday: Civic Addresses meeting; Thursday: Justice Commission
  • Bobby Patton: Tuesday: Alcoholic Beverages Control Board meeting, Justice Commission meeting; Thursday: Justice Commission
  • Clinton Phillips: Monday: Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations prep meeting; Tuesday: Tioweró:ton prep meeting; Sunday: attending Kateri Day Feast; Monday, April 23: attending United Nations Nuclear Waste event in New York City
  • Billy Diabo: Border Conference in Akwesasne on May 1- 2; Monday, April 23: attending United Nations Nuclear Waste event in New York City
  • Joe Norton: Wednesday & Thursday: attending Membership/Citizenship Summit in Akwesasne; Friday: business opportunity meeting in Ottawa, meeting with Quebec Native Affairs Minister Geoffrey Kelley

Formal Agenda Items

Request for Decision, Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Mandate for Working Group – Entertainment Resort
Eric Doucet (MCK Legal Services, Paul Rice and Winona Polson-Lahache. Mandate to create a Working Group to research and determine the validity of a casino/hotel/water park complex being proposed by Thompson & Co. of Kahnawà:ke. Passed, with Carl Horn objecting. (See press release dated April 17 for details)

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

N/A

Discussions/Updates

  • Martin Leborgne brought up discussion on criteria to rent boxes at Kahnawà:ke’s Canada Post outlet
  • Rhonda Kirby asked for clarity on Kahnawà:ke’s role at Onen’tó:kon Treatment Center.
  • Martin Leborgne provided a brief Housing update
  • Meeting adjourned at 11:55am


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