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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, 4 Kentenhkó:wa/November 2019

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Gina Deer (Chair), Cody Diabo, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Clinton Phillips, Rhonda Kirby, Mike Delisle Jr., Harry Rice, Ross Montour, Tonya Perron, and Joe Norton (arrived at 10:30am)

Out: Nitsénhaienhs Frankie McComber (attending Iroquois Caucus meetings in Ottawa from Monday to Wednesday, November 4-6), and Lindsay LeBorgne (Wellness Days on Monday and Tuesday)

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

House Keeping (morning discussion)

• Check Signers: Ratsénhaienhs Mike Delisle, Jr. & Administrative Signer
• Travel request by Joe Norton and Frankie McComber to attend meetings in Listuguj on November 14 & 15. Approved by consensus
• Cody Diabo: Monday afternoon: Travel; Tuesday & Wednesday: Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) in Lac Beauport; Thursday: Orientation; Aquaponic presentation
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Monday: meeting with representatives of Quebec Ministry of Culture & Communications for Multi-Purpose Building project; Tuesday & Wednesday: Iroquois Caucus in Ottawa; Wednesday afternoon return to Kahnawà:ke to meet on Kahnawà:ke Residency Law; Thursday: External Relations Portfolio meeting, Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language & Cultural Center Annual General Assembly; Friday: Elders Commemoration planning meeting, Sober Event at 207 Restaurant
• Gina Deer: Tuesday: meeting regarding Tioweró:ton Bridge; Wednesday: Aboriginal Initiatives Fund meeting; Thursday: Mohawk Online Kahnawà:ke meeting, External Relations Portfolio meeting
• Clinton Phillips: Monday afternoon: Travel; Tuesday & Wednesday: AFNQL in Lac Beauport; Thursday: St. Francis Xavier Mission meeting; Friday: Aquaponic presentation
• Rhonda Kirby: Monday afternoon: Travel; Tuesday & Wednesday: Housing Conference in Gatineau (Ottawa); Thursday: Housing meeting; Friday MCK ‘Health Check’ meeting
• Mike Delisle, Jr.: Wednesday: Kahnawà:ke Gaming Commission, Kahnawake Shakotiia’takéhnhas Community Services meeting; Friday: Economic Development strategy meeting, MCK ‘Health Check’ meeting, Aquaponic presentation
• Harry Rice: informed Chief & Council his schedule may vary this week due to family matter
• Ross Montour: Monday: Cannabis Health & Safety Committee (CHSC) orientation meeting; Wednesday & Thursday: Consultation meetings; Thursday: Cannabis Control Board meeting; Friday: Karihwanó:ron meeting
• Tonya Perron: Monday: CHSC orientation meeting; Wednesday: meeting on Kahnawà:ke Residency Law; Wednesday & Thursday: Consultation meetings; Thursday: Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission, and Cannabis Control Board meetings; Friday: Governance Portfolio meeting, Aquaponic presentation
• Joe Norton: Tuesday & Wednesday: Iroquois Caucus in Ottawa

Formal Agenda Items

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Building Management Agreement with Tewatohnhi’saktha for the Kahnawà:ke Office Complex
Presence of Eric Doucet (MCK Legal Services), Paul Rice & Kwaronienhawi Jacobs. Client/Attorney Privileged

Request for Decision: Sponsors’ Approval to Allocate Round III – Community Initiative Fund (CIF)
Presence of Paul Rice. Request to approve the allocation of $500,000 to Community Initiatives Fund for Round III of CIF initiatives for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The CIF was established in 2018 by the MCK and Tewatohnhi’saktha for the purposes of improving the socio-economic conditions in the community. Passed by consensus

Mohawk Executive Directive: Appointed Board of Directors Nominees
Item deferred to next duly-convened Council meeting

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

• One (1) Land Allotment. Passed by consensus
• Transfer from Mohawks of Akwesasne to Kahnawà:ke. Presence of Alan John Rice for this item. Passed by consensus

Chief & Council Updates

• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer updated on plan to hold luncheon for two elders who have been recently Recognized on the Kahnawà:ke Kanien’kehá:ka Registry, and Language conference in Cornwall on Friday & Saturday November 1 & 2
• Please note that meeting concluded at this point due to loss of quorum due to travel requirements of several Council members
• Meeting concluded at 12:08pm

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