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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, 24 Onerahtókha/April 2017

The following is a synopsis of the latest Council Meeting

In: Ratitsénhaienhs Joe Norton, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Rhonda Kirby, Kenneth McComber, Gina Deer, Christine Zachary-Deom, Arlene Jacobs, Billy Diabo and Carl Horn

Out: Martin Leborgne (Vacation), Bobby Patton (Vacation Day), Clinton Phillips (Wellness Time in the morning for Appointment)

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

House Keeping

Cheque Signers for the week: Kenneth McComber and Administrative Signer
Agenda for May 9 Spring Community Meeting is as follows: Land Allotments; Membership & Residency; the proposed New Relationship with Canada (proposed changes to the current Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations process); Highway 30 Court Case update; Kanesatake Court Case update; Open Discussion
Highway 30 Court Case begins on May 1. Discussion on Chief & Council’s attendance at the proceedings, as tabled by Grand Chief Joe Norton
Rhonda Kirby: Connecting Horizons and Kahnawake Shakotiia’takéhnhas Community Services meetings on Monday; Kahnawake Fire Brigade meeting on Tuesday; Kateri Memorial Hospital Center board meeting and Labor Office meeting on Wednesday; meeting on Releve-31 taxation issue on Wednesday
• Arlene Jacobs: Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations prep meeting on Monday (with Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer); Kahnawà:ke Membership Law drafting team meeting on Tuesday (with Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer)
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Kahnawà:ke/Canada Relations Sectoral Table meeting in Gatineau (Ottawa) on Thursday (with Arlene Jacobs); Kahnawake Youth Center board meeting on Thursday; meeting with Coordinator of the Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission on Friday
Billy Diabo: meeting with Canada Border Services representatives on Tuesday; Tioweró:ton Ad-Hoc Committee meeting on Wednesday; Tioweró:ton Policy review meeting on Thursday; meeting with U.S. Homeland Security representatives on Friday
• Christine Zachary-Deom: out of office on Wednesday morning (Wellness); attending Archaeology Conference at Pointe-à-Callière from Thursday to Saturday
• Kenneth McComber: Finance, Administration & Operations Committee meeting on Friday (with Arlene Jacobs and Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer); out of office on Friday afternoon (Wellness)
• Gina Deer: Conference call regarding Mt. Kaaikop on Monday; Mt. Kaaikop meeting taking place at Mt. Tremblant on Thursday

Formal Agenda Items

Request for Decision: Kelly Lake Cree Nation Loan Request
Presence of Paul Rice. The request to Chief & Council for financial support (loan) for court action that the Kelly Lake Cree Nation is taking was not approved. (On an historical note, the Kelly Lake Crees have a long history with Kahnawà:ke, as approximately 110 trappers from Kahnawà:ke settled in the region in the 1700’s – hence the reason for the relationship and request).

Other Mohawk Council Executive Directives

Land Allotment

Discussions/Updates

Discussions took place on the upcoming proposed Residency Law and upcoming A30 Court Case (see Press Release dated April 24 for details).

Christine Zachary-Deom provided a brief update on the Consultation portfolio and of the upcoming Archaeology conference at Pointe-à-Callière.

Meeting was closed at 12:21pm

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