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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, 20 Seskehkó:wa/September 2021

Meeting held at Kahnawà:ke Office Complex

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Tonya Perron (Chairperson), Cody Diabo, Alan John Rice, Jessica Lazare, Ross Montour (attended remotely), Lindsay LeBorgne, Arnold Boyer, Ryan Montour, and Harry Rice

Out: Ratitsénhaienhs Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer and Michael Delisle, Jr. (attended Kateri Memorial Foundation event on behalf of MCK), and Barton Goodleaf (Medical Leave)

Also Present: Kiera Beauvais (Recorder),Tricia Diabo (for Ratitsénhaienhs scheduling), Winona Polson-Lahache (Chief Political Advisor), and Joe Delaronde (Public Relations)

  • Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen by Cody Diabo
  • Cheque signers: Lindsay LeBorgne & Michael Delisle, Jr.
  • Minute Acceptance for June 14, 2021
  • Wednesday: COVID-19 Weekly Update
  • Ryan Montour: Wednesday: Public Security meeting; Thursday: Mohawk Self Insurance strategic, and Public Safety meetings; Friday: Housing Unit update
  • Arnold Boyer: Monday: Mercier Bridge update, and Kahnawà:ke Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services Board of Directors meetings; Thursday: Asbestos Working Group meeting
  • Cody Diabo: Wednesday: Tioweró:ton orientation meeting; Thursday: Asbestos Working Group, and Land Management meetings; Friday: meeting on Economic Development opportunity
  • Jessica Lazare: Wednesday: Consultation (Duty to Consult) file, and Language & Culture Network meetings; Thursday: Consultation meetings (X2); Friday: Heritage Portfolio update, and Governance Portfolio meetings
  • Harry Rice: Wednesday: First Nations Education Council Chiefs meeting, and Client-Based Services Unit update; Thursday: Asbestos Working Group meeting; Thursday, September 30th: Orange Shirt Day speaking engagement
  • Alan John Rice: Wednesday: Client-Based Services Unit update; Friday: Child Care update, and Housing Unit update
  • Ross Montour: Wednesday: Mohawk Online Board of Directors, and Consultation meetings; Thursday: Consultation, and Archaeology meetings; Friday: Mohawk Online meeting
  • Tonya Perron: Tuesday: Kahnawà:ke Cannabis Control Law presentation in Cornwall, Ontario; Wednesday: Justice Sectoral Table prep, and Cannabis Control Board meetings; Friday: Governance Portfolio meeting, and Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission update

Agenda Items

No formal items submitted

Additional Mohawk Council Executive Directives

None submitted

Council Updates

  • Lindsay LeBorgne updated on community member request for assistance; and the Fiber Optic extension project
  • Ross Montour provided update on recent Gaming Working Group activities, including upcoming meeting with representatives from the Government of Ontario
  • Arnold Boyer provided update on Father Lajoie matter, followed by discussion. Working Group meeting to be scheduled and take place later in the week
  • Tonya Perron updated on Friday’s discussion with the community group protesting mandatory vaccinations, followed by discussion. Open response letter to follow
  • Winona Polson-Lahache informed the table that it was formally announced in New York City that Hydro-Québec has won the bid to provide ‘green energy’ to New York City – the MCK has a stake in this major initiative (see press release dated September 20 for details)
  • Meeting ended at 12:25pm

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