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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 Kenténha/October 2018

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joseph Tokwiro Norton, Tonya Perron, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Mike Delisle, Jr., Gina Deer, Lloyd Phillips, Clinton Phillips, Harry Rice, Rhonda Kirby, and Ross Montour

Out: Ratitsénhaienhs Lindsay LeBorgne (in New York City to participate in World Trade Center function, back in the office on Wednesday), and Carl Horn (meeting with community member)

Also Present:Melissa Curotte (Minute Recorder), Dwaine White (General Manager, Office of the Council of Chiefs), Winona Polson-Lahache (Chief Political Advisor), Alana Goodleaf-Rice (Executive Director), and Joe Delaronde (Public Relations)

• Cheque Signers: Rhonda Kirby & Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer
• Thursday: Chief & Council attending Key Leadership meeting
• A request from the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) to name a representative on their Community Advisory Board was addressed. Rhonda Kirby agreed to represent the MCK
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Tuesday: Language & Culture Network meeting, and Indian Act S-3 Amendments communications meeting; Wednesday: Collective Impact; Friday: Canopy Growth site visit at Smith Falls, Ontario
• Gina Deer: Friday: Canopy Growth site visit at Smith Falls, Ontario
• Tonya Perron: Monday: Consultation meeting re: Montreal’s REM transit system; Tuesday: Alternative Dispute Resolution meeting; Wednesday: visit by Polynesian delegation (see press release dated October 17), Land Use Planning Framework meeting; Friday: Canopy Growth site visit at Smiths Falls, Ontario
• Ross Montour: Same meeting schedule as Tonya Perron, above
• Lloyd Phillips: Tuesday: Indian Act S-3 Amendments communications meeting, Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations Lands prep meeting; Travel Request for trip to Vancouver to participate in Assembly of First Nations meeting on October 29 & 30, at the request of Assembly of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador Regional Chief Ghislain Picard. Expenses to be paid by AFNQL. Passed
• Mike Delisle, Jr.: Tuesday: Labor meeting; meetings with Kahnawake Shakotiia’takéhnhas Community Services Derek Montour on Tuesday and Friday; Wednesday: visit by Polynesian delegation; Next Monday (October 22): Quebec/Kahnawà:ke Relations Labor meeting in Quebec City
• Harry Rice: Monday: meeting with representatives of Deerfield Academy; Wednesday: visit by Polynesian delegation; Friday: Canopy, Inc. site visit at Smiths Falls, Ontario
• Rhonda Kirby: Tuesday: attending KSDPP Community Advisory Board meeting; Wednesday: meeting on Child Care matters with Mike Stalk, Sr. and Natalie Beauvais; Friday: Onkwata’karitáhtshera prep meeting, appearing as guest on K103-7 ‘MCK Friday’ Talkshow
• Clinton Phillips: Tuesday: Recreation Bay project presentation
• Joe Norton: Monday: Hydro-Québec Agreement signing (see press release dated October 16th; Wednesday: visit by Polynesian delegation

Formal Agenda Items

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB)
Presence of David Scott & Wishe Stacey (KFB) and Paul Rice. Request for funding in the amount of $311,515.43 annually to assist KFB to implement a new schedule for Ambulance Services to provide more adequate coverage, fair salaries for paramedics, and assist in recruitment of new medics. This additional funding would ensure that two paramedics are available on both ambulances 24/7. Additionally, the KFB is seeking support to create a paramedic training curriculum, recruit, train and certify Kahnawà:ke paramedics to meet the exclusive needs of the KFB and the community. Passed by consensus.

Presentation: Data Solutions Project
Presence of Murray Rowe, Jr., Andrew Jones & Murray Rowe, Sr. (Forrest Green RMC), Eric Doucet (MCK Legal Services), and Richard Basques. Presentation regarding business opportunity. Client/Attorney Privileged.

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

None submitted


• David Scott explained that the KFB position on cannabis at work, including no cannabis on persons or vehicles/property
• Clinton Phillips informed the table of an upcoming event regarding St. Kateri taking place on Parliament Hill in Ottawa this coming Monday, October 22nd

Meeting ended at 12:35pm

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