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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, 19 Ohiarí:ha/June 2017

The following is a synopsis of the latest Council Meeting

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Arlene Jacobs (Chairperson), Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Carl Horn, Martin Leborgne, Clinton Phillips, Kenneth McComber, Bobby Patton, and Billy Diabo

Out: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton (participating in Kateri Memorial Foundation (KMF) fundraising event), Rhonda Kirby (participating in KMF fundraising event), Christine Zachary-Deom (participating in Montreal 375 event), Gina Deer (Wellness Day)

Also Present: Trina Diabo-Jacobs (Council Meeting Administrator), Dwaine White (General Manager, Office of the Council of Chiefs),), Winona Polson-Lahache (Chief Political Advisor), Alana Goodleaf-Rice (Executive Director – arrived at 10am)

House Keeping

• Cheque Signers for the week: Kenneth McComber & Arlene Jacobs
• Travel Request to attend Iroquois Caucus: Meeting postponed, no request
• Martin Leborgne: Alcoholic Beverages Control Board meeting and Tewatohnhi’saktha board meeting on Tuesday; Pipeline working group meeting on Thursday
• Bobby Patton: Alcoholic Beverages Control Board meeting on Tuesday; Pipeline working group meeting on Thursday
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: attending KMF fundraising event on Monday – leaving meeting at 11am); Language Focus group meeting on Wednesday; out of office on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, using Wellness Time); Residential Law working group meeting on Friday
• Clinton Phillips: Meeting with representatives of Environment Canada and others regarding Recreation Bay project on Tuesday
• Billy Diabo: meeting with Canada Border Services Agency on Tuesday; Tioweró:ton meeting on Wednesday; attending Presentation on Recreational Cannabis at Wellness Center on Wednesday; A30 Lands working group meeting on Thursday
• Kenneth McComber: attending United States Consulate in Montreal on Monday; attending Businesspersons meeting on Thursday; using Wellness Days on June 26 and 27
• Arlene Jacobs: attending Presentation on Recreational Cannabis at Wellness Center and Kahnawà:ke Membership Law drafting team meeting on Wednesday; A30 Lands working group and Businesspersons meetings on Thursday

Formal Agenda Items

Request for Decision: Tioweró:ton Caretaker Housing
Presence of Tara McComber and Debbie Morris, with Paul Rice joining later. More research will be done and additional information to be provided by proponents. To be re-tabled.

Other Mohawk Council Executive Decisions

None submitted

Chief & Council Updates

Carl Horn left meeting at this time. Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer left to participate in KMF fundraising event after providing her report (see below).

Martin Leborgne provided information on a private issue.

Bobby Patton updated the table on recent issues regarding the CP Railway Vegetation Management Program.

Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer provided update on the Language & Culture Network and progress report on the new draft of the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law.

Clinton Phillips provided an update on the Tiffany Morrison Memorial Walk that took place on Sunday, June 11th. He also discussed the upcoming ‘second annual’ Chiefs community contact event to take place on the Golden Age grounds in August.

Meeting was closed at 11:17am

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