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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

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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