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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, 15 Onerahtohkó:wa/May 2017

The following is a synopsis of the latest Council Meeting

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton, Rhonda Kirby, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Kenneth McComber, Christine Zachary-Deom, Arlene Jacobs, Billy Diabo, Carl Horn, Martin Leborgne, Bobby Patton and Clinton Phillips

Out: Gina Deer (Wellness)

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

House Keeping

  • Cheque Signers for the week: Arlene Jacobs and Kenneth McComber
  • Proposed Residency Law info session will take place on Tuesday. Rhonda Kirby, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Arlene Jacobs, Joe Norton, Bobby Patton, Clinton Phillips and Martin Leborgne to attend  
  • Martin Leborgne: Landlords/Tenants meeting on Wednesday; upcoming Emergency preparedness meeting on May 31st
  • Rhonda Kirby: Residency Law prep session on Monday; Labor Qualifications meeting on Tuesday; Réléve-31 meeting on Wednesday; A30 access road meeting on Thursday (with Billy Diabo); attending Blood Donor Clinic on Thursday; appearing on K103 MCK Friday talkshow on Friday (with Gina Deer)
  • Clinton Phillips: Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday (with Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Arlene Jacobs and Joe Norton); using Vacation Days on Thursday and Friday  
  • Bobby Patton: Alcoholic Beverages Control Board meeting on Wednesday
  • Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language & Cultural Center board meeting on Tuesday; Language & Culture Network meeting on Wednesday; Kahnawake Youth Center board meeting on Thursday; Vacation Days on Friday and Tuesday
  • Billy Diabo: Tioweró:ton and Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Program meetings on Tuesday; Vacation Days next Tuesday and Wednesday (tentative)
  • Christine Zachary-Deom: attending events for Montreal’s 375th anniversary on Wednesday (with Joe Norton – see press release dated May 16 for details); off on Thursday and Friday
  • Kenneth McComber: meeting with Tewatohnhi’saktha on Tuesday; Vacation from May 19 to 26
  • Joe Norton: Meeting with representatives from Forrest Green on Tuesday
  • JFK Quarry Weekend Operations, discussion on protocols
  • Mohawk Girls Filming Permit issue was discussed. The company that produces the program will be advised that the matter is being discussed and deliberated by Chief & Council and that a response is forthcoming once a decision is rendered

Formal Agenda Items

Kanawaki Survey Results Presentation
Presence of Lanny Jacobs, Melanie Gilbert, Linda Delormier and Neil McComber. Chief & Council were given the presentation that will be brought to the community on Wednesday.

Other Mohawk Council Executive Decisions

None submitted

Discussions/Updates
Various Gaming issues were discussed. Strategy Sessions will be scheduled to more formally deliberate these matters.

Chief & Council debriefed and discussed last week’s Spring Community Meeting.

Meeting was closed at approximately 3:42pm


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