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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, 12 Kentenhkó:wa/November 2018

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Gina Deer, Lloyd Phillips, Tonya Perron, Lindsay LeBorgne, Mike Delisle, Jr., Rhonda Kirby, Clinton Phillips, Harry Rice, Carl Horn, and Ross Montour (all present)

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

Housekeeping/Travel

• Cheque Signers: Lindsay LeBorgne & Mike Delisle, Jr.
• Fall Community Meeting on Tuesday
Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Tuesday: Visit to Playground Poker facility ((with Gina Deer, Rhonda Kirby, Harry Rice, Ross Montour, Lloyd Phillips), meeting on Social Affairs; Wednesday: Collective Impact; Thursday & Friday: meetings with Forrest Green re: Data Storage project; attending Iroquois Caucus meeting in Ottawa on Sunday, December 2
Ross Montour: Wednesday: Legislative Portfolio meeting
Tonya Perron: Legislative Portfolio meeting; Thursday: Education meeting;
Lloyd Phillips: Wednesday & Thursday: Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) meetings in Quebec City
• Lindsay LeBorgne: Wednesday: Finance, Administration & Operations (FAO) Committee meeting; Friday: guest on K1037 ‘MCK Friday’
Mike Delisle, Jr.: Tuesday: FAO Fiscal update with Paul Rice; Wednesday: FAO Committee meeting, Collective Impact; Thursday: Housing meeting; Friday: Holiday Parade prep
Rhonda Kirby: Tuesday: visit to Playground Poker facility; Thursday & Friday: Vacation Days
Clinton Phillips: Tuesday: Environment Portfolio Mandating; Wednesday & Thursday: AFNQL meetings in Quebec City
Harry Rice: Tuesday: visit to Playground Poker facility, Social Affairs update meeting; Thursday: Education meeting, Mapping session; Friday: Cultural Studies
Gina Deer: Tuesday: visit to Playground Poker facility; Wednesday: Mohawk Online meeting; Wednesday afternoon, Thursday & Friday: Vacation Days. Request to attend Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly on December 3 & 4 in Ottawa – approved
Joe Norton: Monday: meeting with Shoshona Kish; Tuesday: visit to Playground Poker facility, meeting with Member of Parliament Marc Miller; Thursday & Friday: meeting with Forrest Green re: Data Storage project; next Monday to Wednesday: attending Cannabis conference in Calgary

Formal Agenda Items

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Two (2) Membership Transfers
Presence of Alan John Rice & Shari Lahache. Client/Attorney. Two persons transferring to Akwesasne from Kahnawà:ke. Passed unanimously

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Alternate Death Document Project
Presence of Alan John Rice & Shari Lahache. Project created to ensure Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke Registry is as accurate as possible by confirming the listing of persons to be removed from Indian registration listing (Indian & Northern Affairs Canada). Passed unanimously

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: TELUS Takeover of Bell Cell Tower Leases
Presence of Jean Pommainville (MCK Legal Services) & Lois Williams. Corporate transfer of four cellphone tower leases from Bell to TELUS. New lease agreements were signed for the towers, which are located on sites administered by the MCK. Passed unanimously

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Navigable Waters Act, Application for Funding
Presence of Francis Walsh (MCK Legal Services) & Brittany Diabo. Authorization requested to a Contribution Agreement with Transport Canada for funding for consultation purposes. Dwaine White to sign on behalf of the MCK. Passed unanimously

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: MCK Position on Federal S-3 Collaborative Process
Presence of Alana John Rice & Shari Lahache. Rejection of Canada’s ‘Collaborative Process’ on S-3 Indian Act amendments. Passed unanimously. (Please note that this topic/decision was added to Tuesday’s Fall Community Meeting – see press releases dated November 13th and 14th for details)

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

None submitted

Updates/Discussions

• Ross Montour and Tonya Perron provided update on meeting with the Montreal Historical Society at Pointe à Callière
• Harry Rice provided brief update on Education matters
• Gina Deer gave an update on the status of the Kahnawà:ke Tobacco Law
• Lloyd Phillips provided information on Public Safety Commission job posting
• Lloyd Phillips provided an update on Recreation Bay project, as discussed at recent Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations meeting

Meeting ended at 2:53pm

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