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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 16, Seskehkó:wa/September 2019

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Gina Deer, Frankie McComber, Clinton Phillips, Rhonda Kirby, Harry Rice (left the meeting at 11am, Wellness), Ross Montour, Tonya Perron, Carl Horn, and Lindsay LeBorgne. Please note that Ratsénhaienhs Mike Delisle Jr. participated via teleconference up to 12:30pm but was out (Wellness) for the afternoon session

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

House Keeping (morning discussion)

  • Discussion re: Ratsénhaienhs Carl Horn. Attorney-client privileged.

House Keeping (afternoon discussion)

  • Check Signers: Nitsénhaiehns Lindsay LeBorgne & Rhonda Kirby
  • Consultation Committee Terms of Reference Approval – Reading into the Record
  • Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Tuesday: Culture & Language training, and Collective Impact meeting; Thursday: Kahnawà:ke Residency Law Regulations meeting; September 26-27: Key Leadership Gathering S-3 Presentation
  • Gina Deer: Thursday or Friday (tentative): participating in Tree Planting event; October 15-17: G2E Las Vegas Gaming conference.
  • Frankie McComber: Monday: Business Coalition meeting; Tuesday: Tewatohnhi’saktha meeting; Wednesday leaving for Listuguj. Thursday: Wellness Day; Friday: meeting with Chief Darcy Gray regarding moose hunting, cannabis, and other topics
  • Clinton Phillips: Tuesday: Travel Day; Wednesday: Nuclear Waste Working Group meeting in Toronto. Taking vacation from September 27 to October 14
  • Rhonda Kirby: Wednesday: Finance, Administration & Operations committee meeting; Friday: Health & Social Services committee joint meeting between Kahnawà:ke & Akwesasne
  • Mike Delisle, Jr.: Wednesday: Finance, Administration & Operations committee meeting
  • Ross Montour: Tuesday & Wednesday: in New Credit, Ontario for Consultation meeting; Friday: Archaeology meeting
  • Tonya Perron: Friday: Archaeology meeting, and Quebec/Kahnawà:ke Relations meeting regarding Cannabis  
  • Lindsay LeBorgne: Wednesday: Finance, Administration & Operations committee meeting


Formal Agenda Items

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: 2018-2021 Legislative Agenda (Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission)
Request to approve Legislative Agenda for the current Term of Office (2018-2021). The following are approved unanimously:

  1. Kahnawà:ke Family Homes & Matrimonial Real Interest Law
  2. Amendment to Animal Control Law
  3. Proposed Kahnawà:ke Occupational Safety & Health Law

The proposed Kahnawà:ke Tobacco Law, uncompleted for several years, will be brought back to the table on October 7, 2019 to determine its future. Other laws or amendments proposed may be added to the Legislative Agenda, as necessary.

Request for Decision: Approval of Request to Draft Regulations for Kahnawà:ke Cannabis Control Law
Request to create Draft Regulations for Kahnawà:ke Cannabis Control Law. These Regulations are being developed for the purposes of implementation of the law. Passed unanimously

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

Two (2) Land Allotments

Discussions/Updates

Cannabis Licensing
Presence of Eric Doucet (MCK Legal Services). A locally owned company, 9076484 Canada Inc. notified the MCK that it is filing an application for a Health Canada Cultivation License on a private lot within the Territory. The MCK has authorized the filing, subject to meeting the requirements of the Kahnawà:ke Cannabis Control Law. The company must still apply for a Kahnawà:ke license with the Kahnawà:ke Cannabis Control Board once the latter is fully operational and Regulations are approved and in place. An Agreement to provide a letter to Health Canada in response to this notice was approved by all present, authorizing Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton as signatory on behalf of the MCK. Please note that Nitsénhaiehns Ross Montour & Gina Deer removed themselves due to conflict of interest in this matter.

Meeting concluded at 3:20pm



COMMUNIQUE – Thursday 19, Seskehkó:wa/September 2019

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Gina Deer, Frankie McComber (via teleconference), Rhonda Kirby, Mike Delisle, Jr., Tonya Perron (via teleconference), and Lindsay LeBorgne

Absent: Ratitsénhaienhs Clinton Phillips (Conference), Harry Rice (Wellness), Ross Montour (Conference), and Carl Horn

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

Formal Agenda Item

Discussion: Ratsénhaienhs Carl Horn
Presence of Marylee Armstrong (MCK Legal Services). Attorney/Client Privileged.

Meeting concluded at 11:30am

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