The Court of Kahnawá:ke is committed to respecting the rights of its clientele and ensuring openness, transparency, professionalism and client satisfaction. The Court of Kahnawá:ke is divided into two departments: Criminal and Traffic. Criminal Court is for summary convictions and Traffic Court is for ticket offenses. Hearings are held weekly on Fridays at 9:00 a.m. with the exception of Night Court which is held once a month on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
The administration building is on River road a few metres East of the St.Francis Xavier Church and Court Sessions are held at the Kahnawake Peacekeeper Station located near Route 132 and Blind Lady's Hill.
Alternative Dispute Resolution program video series
Services of a Native Court Worker for legal inquiries and court appearances;
Peacemaking and restorative justice forums conducted by trained community members;
Compensatory work for payment of traffic tickets and community work for probation orders;
Services of a French translator for hearings held at the Court of Kahnawá:ke;
Civil marriages performed by a Justice of the Peace (fee of $185)
Services of a probation officer
Service of commissioner of oaths
Please forward any comments or suggestions regarding services to the Director of Justice of the Court of Kahnawá:ke. The Court is committed to offering the best quality services possible. Rest assured that your comments will be addressed in a confidential manner.
The Kahnawá:ke Justice Commission’s mandate is to integrate traditional Mohawk principles into the Kahnawá:ke Justice System; assure fair and just resolution of conflict through the creation or modification of justice services; plan and implement prevention of conflict, violence and crime by developing relevant programs and to educate the public on justice initiatives and administer and order the justice system of Kahnawá:ke.
The Peacekeeper Ethics Committee (PEC) was instituted to consider complaints made by any person against one or more members of the Kahnawá:ke Peacekeepers and to make recommendations to the Peacekeeper Services Board (PSB) for the modification of administrative or operational practices that will enable the Kahnawá:ke Peacekeepers to fulfill their mandate more efficiently, effectively and in accordance with the needs and expectations of the Mohawk People of Kahnawá:ke.