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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 – Tuesday, 19 Ohiarí:ha/June 2018

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Martin Leborgne, Kenneth McComber, Rhonda Kirby, Clinton Phillips, Bobby Patton, Arlene Jacobs, Christine Zachary-Deom (arrived at 10:50 due to other meeting), and Billy Diabo (arrived at 10am)

Out: Nitsénhaienhs Gina Deer (attending conference), and Carl Horn (Wellness Day)

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

House Keeping

  • Cheque signers – Kenneth McComber & Arlene Jacobs
  • Request from Joe Norton to attend Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly in Vancouver from July 23 to 25. Approved
  • Kenneth McComber: Thursday: attending function at U.S. Consulate in Montreal; Friday: Wellness Day
  • Arlene Jacobs: Tuesday: Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke Law Second Hearing; Friday: Wellness Day
  • Gina Deer: Monday to Wednesday: attending Canadian Gaming Summit in Niagara Falls
  • Bobby Patton: Tuesday: meeting on issue regarding costs for Addictions Treatment; Thursday: Justice Commission, Kahnawake Survival School Graduation Ceremony
  • Clinton Phillips: Thursday: attending Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations meeting in Gatineau (Ottawa)
  • Rhonda Kirby: Monday: meeting at Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre; Tuesday: visit to Cannabis facility in Akwesasne; Wednesday: Parks Planning Group meeting; Thursday afternoon and Friday: Wellness Days
  • Christine Zachary-Deom: Monday: Wellness Day; Thursday: attending press conference hosted by City of Montreal
  • Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Monday: Vacation Day; Tuesday: Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke Law Second Hearing; Wednesday: attending Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language & Cultural Center special Public Meeting; Friday: attending Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations meeting in Gatineau (Ottawa)
  • Joe Norton: Tuesday: meeting with World Indigenous Business Forum meeting; Wednesday: meeting with Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs Canada re: Education (on behalf of Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador Regional Chief Ghislain Picard); Thursday: attending Kahnawake Survival School Graduation Ceremony (tentative)

Formal Agenda Items

Approval in Principle of Policies – Social Development Unit Committee /Client-Based Services Committee
Presence of Alexis Shackleton. Updates to Policies of existing programs and formal policies specific to these programs. Passed unanimously

Mohawk Council Executive Decision: Social Development Unit Committee Terms of Reference – Rescind and Replace
Presence of Alexis Shackleton. Request to formally reflect name and acronym changes for programs. Passed unanimously

Mohawk Council Executive Directive: Approve Community Decision Making Process Regulations Policy, Flowchart & Application Form
Presence of Leslie Skye. Approval requested for certain developments in policies/documents regarding the Community Decision Making Process. Passed unanimously

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

Five (5) Land Allotments


  • Update on new Council orientation processes (Alana Goodleaf-Rice)
  • Rhonda Kirby gave brief update on upcoming Mercier Bridge works and the Regional Health Survey
  • Clinton Phillips discussed ideas for potential land acquisitions
  • Meeting adjourned at 11:55am

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