Game on! Habs Alumni to play at Kahnawake Sports Complex for fundraiser

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    The Sports & Recreation Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is pleased to announce that the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour (presented by Canadian Tire) is coming to the Kahnawà:ke Sports Complex on Friday, 6 Enníska/February 2015.   A team consisting of former Habs players will take on a team of Kahnawà:ke… more

KCSC Announces Resignation—Chairperson Tina McComber-Stacey

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  PRESS RELEASE Kahnawake Education Center – Kahnawake, Quebec (November 21, 2014)   The KCSC regrets to announce the resignation of Chairperson and Karonhianonhnha School Representative Tina McComber-Stacey, effective Wednesday, November 19, 2014. It was with tremendous difficulty that Tina made the decision to resign from the KCSC where she has served these past five… more

Kahnawake launches community consultations on Seigneury of Sault St. Louis land claim

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   Consultations on the Seigneury of Sault St. Louis land grievance will officially begin in early December. The announcement was made by Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. at Kahnawake’s Fall Community Meeting.    “As we get closer to reaching a settlement, we need more than ever to engage the community on the matters of… more



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Notice to the community regarding ‘Membership lawsuit’‏

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to advise Kahnawa’kehró:non that it met with its Legal Services team on Monday to discuss the lawsuit with respect to mixed couples residing on the Territory. The MCK had been served notice on October 30, 2014 by the law firm of Grey Casgrain on behalf of seven… more

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Controversial C-10 “Anti-tobacco” legislation receives royal assent

Canada’s C-10 ‘Anti-Contraband Tobacco’ legislation received Royal Assent on Wednesday, November 5th 2014, which means it has passed all of the legislative procedures necessary before it comes into effect. The bill is set to create minimum sentences for various crimes. It also removes the discretion that judges have been able to exercise in passing sentence. Kahnawake has been… more

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KCSC Announces KSS In-School Seat Representative Ross Montour and Term End for General Seat Representative Fawn Deer

KCSC  announced that the Kahnawake Survival School In-School Committee has a new representative, effective October 6, 2014.   Ross Montour will join the committee table . It is also with regret the KCSC says goodbye to long term member Fawn Deer.  Fawn’s term officially ended at the Annual General Assembly Monday, October 27, 2014.  Committee members say that… more

Tip leads to arrest of attempted murder suspect

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  The suspect wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a Chateauguay resident has been arrested.   The Kahnawake Peacekeepers received a tip concerning the suspect’s location, which led to the arrest of 36-year-old François Theoret-Proulx. He was taken into custody without incident by the Sûreté du Québec’s Emergency Response Team in Rawdon, Quebec… more

Suspect sought for attempted murder

 The Kahnawake Peacekeepers have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a suspect in connection with this week-end’s attempted murder in Kahnawake. 36 year old François Theoret-Proulx of Montreal is considered armed and dangerous. Theoret-Proulx is wanted on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and forcible confinement. The charges stem from an incident that… more

Non-local woman stabbed in Kahnawake

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  Kahnawake- A 36-year-old non-local woman was stabbed repeatedly by a non-local male in Kahnawake in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 2, 2014. Kahnawake Peacekeepers have confirmed that a call came in at 1:02 a.m. from a local resident. According to the Peacekeeper’s Assistant Chief of Police Jody Diabo, the incident is not related to Kahnawake… more

Seven people file a lawsuit against the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake concerning the eviction of members and their non-native spouses

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      A lawsuit has been filed in Quebec Superior Court on October 30, 2014 and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has been served. The issue is with respect to “mixed couples” residing in the Territory. A notice was sent by the law firm of Grey Casgrain, s.e.n.c., who are representing a group of… more

12 years and counting….a look at the development of community television and the rise in citizen journalism.

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12 years and counting…. Why community television is so important By: Regan Jacobs, Executive Producer and Owner Loud Spirit Productions     Today marks the 12th anniversary for Loud Spirit Productions! Our first show broadcasted on local channel 4 Paul’s cable on October 30th, 2002. Looking back, I have to laugh at all the crazy… more

Peacekeepers assist Tyendinaga Police in execution of warrant

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  Kahnawake Peacekeepers helped execute a warrant at approximately 11:26am today (Wednesday, October 29th) at a business on Route 207 in Kahnawake. The Peacekeepers assisted the Tyendinaga Police in the execution of a warrant for stolen property.   Kahnawake Assistant Chief of Police, Jody Diabo, says “the property in question was stolen manufacturing equipment worth over $2 million… more

Kahnawake Family Homes and Matrimonial Interests Law passes unanimously

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The Kahnawà:ke Family Homes and Matrimonial Interests Law (‘Family Homes Law’) was given formal approval through a Mohawk Council Resolution (MCR) at a Monday morning Council Meeting. It was passed unanimously by all twelve Council Chiefs. The file was led from the very beginning by Chiefs Lloyd Phillips and Clinton Phillips.   “It was hard work, but… more

MCK issues statement on today’s Membership Law rally

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    The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform community members that Chief & Council are aware of a rally in support of the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law that is planned for 3:30pm this afternoon.   While the MCK is not organizing the event, it reminds Kahnawa’kehró:non that anyone wishing to participate must be… more

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Council Meeting Minutes

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COMMUNIQUE – Monday, 20 Kenténha/October 2014 The following is a synopsis of the latest Council Meeting Chiefs Attendance In: Chiefs Mike Delisle, Lloyd Phillips, Kenneth McComber, Gina Deer, Martin Leborgne, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Christine Zachary-Deom, Clinton Phillips, Billy Diabo, Bobby Patton, Carl Horn Absent: Rhonda Kirby (personal day) Also Present: Trina C. Diabo (recorder); Dwaine White… more

Kahnawake Family Homes Law expected to be signed into law on Monday

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community that the Kahnawà:ke Family Homes and Matrimonial Interests Law (‘Family Homes Law’) is expected to be given formal approval through a Mohawk Council Resolution at a Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, 27 Kenténha/October, 2014.   Once approval is given the law will come… more

Grand Chief attending Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on ‘flawed’ child and family services

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. is attending hearings being conducted by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in relation to a complaint alleging that Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada’s provision of First Nations child and family services is “flawed, inequitable… more

Mercier Bridge – Closure of one lane on down ramp towards La Prairie

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    The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has been advised by the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) that cleaning of the safety barriers will require the closure of one lane on the Route 132 down ramp of the Mercier Bridge towards La Prairie this Friday, October 24th from 8am to 4pm.   The MCK… more

MCK makes Labor Agreement available for viewing, issues clarification

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that the Labor Agreement reached between the MCK and the Québec government on October 8, 2014 is now available for viewing at www.kahnawake.com.   Additionally, the MCK would like to issue a point of clarification on the matter of union affiliation in the… more

Controversial Bill C-10 passes third reading in Senate

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    The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake would like to inform the community that Canada’s Bill C-10, the controversial ‘contraband tobacco act’ has passed the third reading in the Senate without amendments on Tuesday, October 8th in Ottawa.   The Senate voted against an amendment on the Bill that demanded consultation with First Nations people… more

The Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee Annual General Assembly

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. KATERI SCHOOL CAFETERIA AGENDA 1. Introduction and Welcome 2. Updates a. KCSC Update on Governance & Relationship Building b. Interim Director of  Education Report—Robin Delaronde c. Audit Presentation—Louie John Diabo 3. Nominations and Voting a. Two (2) General Representative Seats 4. Constitution Review Committee Update 5.… more

KCSC Announces Committee Member Resignation—Kateri Seat Representative

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Kahnawake Education Center – Kahnawake, Quebec (October 8, 2014)   The KCSC regrets to announce the resignation of Kateri Seat Representative and KCSC Treasurer Kaienta’a Cross, effective Monday, October 6, 2014. Kaienta’a made the difficult decision to resign due to other pressing commitments. The KCSC has enjoyed working with him on many important KEC initiatives.… more

Justice Act enters final phases, will fundamentally change the way Kahnawake exercises jurisdiction

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to announce that the Final Draft of the Kahnawà:ke Justice System Act is available for viewing and has now entered a final 30-day viewing of the proposed law.   Two versions are available: one is the official final version of the draft; the second version includes tracking… more

MCK issues statement regarding an SQ protocol breach in Kahnawake

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    The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake says it will be contacting the contacting the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) to protest their lack of diligence in maintaining protocols in place between the SQ and the Kahnawake Peacekeepers. This after an incident that occurred on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in which the Sûreté du Quebec stopped a local on the… more

Kahnawake Peacekeepers issue statement regarding incident with Sûreté du Québec on Territory

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    The Kahnawake Peacekeepers would like to inform the community of an incident that occurred this morning in which the Sûreté du Quebec stopped a local on the Territory in contravention of existing protocols. At approximately 9:50am the Peacekeepers received a call from a local man who advised them that he had been pulled… more

Mercier Bridge evening closures begin

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  Evening lane and ramp closures on the Mercier Bridge from Monday, September 29th until Friday October 3rd.   The closures are as follows:   Monday, September 29th and Tuesday, September 30th from 9pm until 5am on both evenings: the Montreal-bound side of the bridge will be reduced to one lane and the Montreal-bound 132… more

Grand Chief to visit to Deerfield, Massachusetts

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community that Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. will be in Deerfield, Massachusetts tomorrow (Friday), at the invitation of Deerfield Academy. He will be accompanied by Kahnawake community member Ms. Fran Beauvais. Grand Chief Delisle and the Ms Beauvais will meet with students from two classes… more

Mercier Bridge closures for next two weekends, begins tonight – Ramp 4 closed, detour to Montreal via 132

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The Mercier Bridge will endure lane closures for two weekends beginning today (Friday) for repair and inspection work.   The closures are scheduled for:   UPDATED: Friday, September 19th at 10pm until Monday, September 22nd at 5am: the Kahnawà:ke-bound side will be completely closed and one lane will be available for each direction on the… more

Iakwahwatsiratátie, language nest, is presented with a $50,000 cheque!

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  A total of $50,000 was raised at this year’s tournament on August 22, 2014.  The tournament, which took place at Patton’s Golf Club, had 160 participants.  Marissa Leblanc, Tournament Coordinator, thanks all the donors, sponsors, and players and a very special thank you to Maddie’s Place for their tournament sponsorship and to Derek White… more

MCK threatened with legal action concerning the “Eviction of members and their non-native spouses”

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is informing Kahnawa’kehró:non that it has received a legal demand letter threatening legal action with respect to “mixed couples” residing in the Territory.  The letter was sent by an attorney representing a group of three persons.   This demand letter (dated September 8, 2014) accuses the MCK of… more

Route 138 milling and resurfacing, September 14th

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    The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to notify the Community of an upcoming project on Route 138.  These works became a necessity to ensure the safety of all Kahnawa’kehró:non. The existing road surface of Route 138 will be milled and a new layer of asphalt will be installed, between the Mercier Bridge… more

MCK reiterates position on Membership Law

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is advising the community that it reiterates its support for the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law in light of recent events regarding non-eligible, non-Indigenous individuals residing on the Territory in clear contravention of the law.   Chief & Council have issued an Open Letter to community members to clarify the… more

Two Quebec Ministers, four local mayors meet in Kahnawake on economic development

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  Representatives of Kahnawake, two Quebec cabinet ministers and the mayors of four surrounding communities met last Thursday, August 28th, 2014 on the topic of economic development.   “I thought the meeting was historic in nature,” said Economic Development Portfolio Chief Gina Deer.  “We can’t stress enough how important it was to have Native Affairs… more

Language Nest Receives $50,000 from Tewatohnhi’saktha Business Golf challenge

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  A total of $50,000 was raised at this year’s tournament on August 22, 2014.  The tournament, which took place at Patton’s Golf Club, had 160 participants.  Marissa Leblanc, Tournament Coordinator, thanks all the donors, sponsors, and players and a very special thank you to Maddie’s Place for their tournament sponsorship and to Derek White… more

Parade Safety a Community concern

  The Community Protection Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has received several calls concerning the recent celebration parades held in the community following the North American Indigenous Games and Minor Lacrosse Championships.   The main concern is that young children and adolescents were witnessed riding on vehicles in an extremely unsafe manner. Although… more

Letters received requesting MCK take ‘immediate and responsible actions to end community eviction efforts’

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Chief & Council have received 37 individual letters from a group of people requesting that it take actions “to put an end to the illegal eviction efforts of community members who are married or living with non-Native partners, family and/or children.” Each letter… more

Sophia Dupont resigns from Justice Services

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Director of Justice Services Ron Skye wishes to inform the community that Sophia Dupont is no longer an employee of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke. In light of the recent Peacekeeper operation at the residence of Burt Montour, Ms. Dupont was determined to be an occupant and has been further charged with offences under the… more

Local stores in Kahnawake the target of break-ins

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    In the past week, two Kahnawake stores have been broken into during the middle of the night. On August 8th, in the early morning hours, Goodleaf’s Convenience had its glass back door shattered, surveillance camera and two motion sensors with lights smashed. According to owner Karlie Goodleaf, there were two individuals suspected. A… more

Andrew’s ride raises $5981 for the Kateri Memorial Foundation

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By: Kahnawake411.com Staff The Old Malone highway in Kahnawake, Quebec was lined with motorcycles, most of them Harley Davidson. The hot sunny day didn’t deter riders from sporting their leather wear or boots, which was all in the name of Andrew’s Ride. On Sunday, August 10th, 2014, 62 riders came out to show their support, and with all… more

Mercier Bridge is fully open as of Monday, August 11, 2014

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Motorist will be happy to know that after months of road work, lane closures and detours, the Honore Pont Mercier Bridge is fully open. The last of the bridge work that required lane closure was held over the weekend on August 8th, 9 and 10th. Mobile work will also take place during these two days… more

KAHNAWAKE EDUCATION CENTER ASKS FOR COMMUNITY INPUT AT UPCOMING EDUCATION STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION

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    The Kahnawake Education Center will be hosting a strategic planning session Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the 207 Restaurant in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory from 9:00a.m., until noon.   The KCSC and KEC Staff resource personnel have met to provide their input into the process.  We need you, our stakeholders, to provide your ideas,… more

Possible bobcat or lynx sighting in rural area

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  The Community Protection Unit (CPU) of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform residents that they have received a report of a possible bobcat or lynx sighting in the area of Hemlock Road off Route 207. The animal reportedly has large paws, pointy ears and is tan colored.   Parents in the… more

Suspects Charged in connection with Drug Operation

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  The suspects arrested in yesterday’s police operation have been formally charged in Longueil court. Burt Montour (51) and Sophia Dupont (46) of Kahnawà:ke have been charged with several drug and firearm related offences including, drug trafficking, possession for the purposes of trafficking a substance, production of cannabis, possession of a firearm(s), unsafe storage of… more

Peacekeepers seize marijuana plants and firearms in early morning operation

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  At approximately 05:58 this morning, the Kahnawake Peacekeepers executed a search warrant on a local residence near the New River Rd.   Officers seized over 150 marijuana plants, as well as hydroponic growing equipment.  Majority of the suspected Marijuana plants were found in the basement, a smaller amount was found in the shed.  … more

KSE announces the completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for its wind farm project proposed in Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville.

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  Kahnawà:ke Sustainable Energies (KSE) is pleased to announce the completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for its wind farm project proposed in Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville. The study is being presented in person today to Quebec’s Ministry of Sustainable Development (Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques [MDDELCC]).… more

Kahnawake’s Louis Delisle honoured – 2014 Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductees announced

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  The Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) announces the newest members. The 2014 Inductees OLHOF are Louis Delisle-Player/Builder (Kahnawake), Ted Howe Jr.-Builder (St. Catharines), Doug Luey-Builder (Whitby), Mike McMillan -Player (Owen Sound), Ray Mortimer-Veteran (Mimico) and Rob Mason -Player (Fergus/Owen Sound) Louis Delisle – of Kahnawake is elected in the Player/Builder Category. Louis is the perfect… more

1990 Oka Crisis- July 11th, 2014 marks the 24th year after the standoff. Take a look at these10 outstanding images from 1990 that capture the tumultuous time.

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MCK, Kahnawake Tobacco Association sign Memorandum of Understanding

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform Kahnawa‟kehró:non that a Memorandum of Understanding has been formally signed today by members of the MCK‟s Tobacco Working Group and the Kahnawà:ke Tobacco Association (KTA), which will allow the parties to work together to create a Kahnawà:ke law to regulate the tobacco industry. Chief Gina… more

Honoré Mercier Bridge – Complete overnight closure initially planned for July 12th to July 13th, 2014 is postponed to the night of July 19 to July 20, 2014

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   The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (PJCCI), (the Corporation), wishes to announce to road users that the Honoré Mercier Bridge will be COMPLETELY CLOSED to overnight traffic between Saturday, July 19 at 10:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 20 at 9:00 a.m. This closure was initially planned for Saturday, July 12 at 10:00 p.m.… more

Kahnawake Summer School bus schedule

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  There are three summer school buses this year. Two for KSS and one for Billings. Students should be out early on, particularly the first day. The first day for KSS is June 30th and for Billings is July 7th. KAHNAWAKE SURVIVAL SCHOOL BUSES Bus# 7  Leaves Bus depot at 7am & 10am   Right… more

Come celebrate with the Mohawks of Kahnawake at the Echoes of a Proud Nations Pow-Wow this July 12th & 13th, 2014

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This annual event is in its 24th year and will be taking place on Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th on Tekakwitha Island in Kahnawake. Grand Entry of dancers in full regalia begins at noon. There will be over 75 native craft booths filled with authentic native crafts and designs, and over 25 food… more

Temporary Traffic Camera for Mercier Bridge

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) and the Kahnawake Peacekeepers would like to inform the community of the installation of a temporary traffic camera on the Mercier bridge. The camera will be installed today, on the Kahnawake side of the span, and will be in place for the duration of the current “blitz” work, which… more

SteelHawk Homes to donate three houses for innovative new housing initiative in partnership with the MCK…Project Hope is underway!

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and SteelHawk Homes have finalized an agreement  to launch Project HOPE. Groundbreaking for the first of four new homes took place today in the New Development at Lot 106 (“South Texas”). Three of the four homes will be donated by SteelHawk Homes, while the fourth will be purchased by the… more

MCK to hold referendum this fall on the number of Chiefs and No Education needed to hold public office are a few of the amendments to their Election Law

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake  announced that consensus was reached last week on several proposed amendments to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Election Law. ”  Time ran out before the remaining two questions could be presented for discussion. The decisions made are as follows: 1. Candidates must declare all of his/her private business holdings. 2. Better clarity… more

Schedule and Plans finalised as Mercier Bridge Blitz work began Friday, June 20

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The Jacques Cartier & Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) has finalized the plans for the ‘Blitz’ work that will see the complete closure of the Kahnawà:ke-bound side of the Mercier Bridge for seven (7) weeks beginning Friday, June 20th at 9pm until Monday, August 11th at 5am. The closure will allow replacement of the deck, expansion… more

Kahnawá:ke Combined School’s Committee Update

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Kahnawake Education Center – Kahnawake, Quebec (June 5, 2014) The Kahnawá:ke Combined Schools Committee (KCSC) would like to update the Community that while the AFN National Assembly of Chiefs have voted to Kill Bill C-33, we have not received any official notice that the Draft First Nations Control of First Nations Educations Act is off… more

Kahnawake Education Center hears concerns over new principal and creates new role — TSI NIIONKWARIHO:TEN IERIHWANONHNHA”(WATCHING OVER OUR WAYS)

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RELEASE OF THE EVALUATION KSCS DRAMA PROJECT FINAL COMMUNITY SUMMARY REPORT

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Organizational Development Services (ODS) has completed the Evaluation of the KSCS Drama Project Final Report and has submitted it to KSCS.  KSCS is now releasing the community summary of the report to the community of Kahnawake. Copies of the 164 page report can be accessed on the www.kscs.ca website or requests for a hardcopy can… more

Kahnawake Peacekeepers investigate a fatal incident that leads to the death of a local 19 year old woman

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  Fatal Incident Under Investigation   The Kahnawake Peacekeepers are investigating an early morning incident that resulted in the death of a local 19 year old woman. The incident occurred this morning at approximately 02:03, when the woman fell from the Mercier Bridge. “This unfortunate incident is being treated as an accident,” said Peacekeeper Chief… more

Consensus reached on final three Membership Law amendments – Mandate to draft received

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that consensus was reached last night on the final three points to Section 20.1 for ‘Suspension of a Member’ at the 18th Community Consultation on proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law. Approximately 21 community members were in attendance.   Consensus was… more

Karonhianonhnha school principal hiring

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UPDATE: Kahnawake Education Center – Kahnawake, Quebec (Tuesday, May 20, 2014)  The Kahnawake Education Center has heard staff and community concerns regarding the recent hiring of the non-native Karonhianonhnha School Principal. We at the KEC support our community and the vision it holds for the future of our Kanien’keha language.  This past year Karonhianonhnha staff… more

Indigenous Day of Resistance! Kahnawake holds rally against the First Nations Control over First Nations Education Act (Bill C-33)

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It was a National Day of Resistance across Canada as many First Nations communities held similar peaceful protests. In Kahnawake, hundreds of community members came out to support the opposition of the Federal Government’s proposed legislation of education Bill C-33 , First Nations Control over First Nations Education Act. The rally point was the Mohawk Bingo where marchers spread out… more

Grand Chief Delisle welcomes United Nations report on rights of Indigenous people

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  Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. announced today his contentment with the report on the rights of Indigenous Peoples by United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur James Anaya.   The report to the Human Rights Council is an audit of the challenging relationship between Indigenous people and Canada, in relation… more

Night closures on Mercier bridge

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Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) has scheduled evening closures on one Kahnawake-bound lane from Monday, May 12th to Saturday, June 21st for roadside rehabilitation work.   The closures will take place on the following schedule: – Mondays to Wednesdays from 8pm until 7am (except Monday, May 19th); – Thursdays from 10pm until 7am; and… more

Highway 138 Closed at Chateauguay Gas Line break

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  Highway 138 west to Chateauguay is blocked off at the boundary/St. Francis due to a gas main break.   Gaz Met Crews and emergency services are currently responding to the area.   Motorists are being urged to avoid the area and use HWY 30 to get to Chateauguay.   Police may detour traffic from… more

Double Gold for Saskatchewan at the 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

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MEDIA RELEASE Aboriginal Sports Circle (Kahnawake, May 7, 2014) The Aboriginal Sport Circle, Canada’s National voice for Aboriginal Sport development, is pleased to announce the results from the 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (2014 NAHC), held April 28 to May 3 in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake.  A total of 15 Provincial/Territorial teams competed at… more

MCK signs digital billboard lease in Kahnawake which could lead to community benefit

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By: Kahnawake411 Staff UPDATED: The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake(MCK) has signed an Executive Directive to support and enter into a lease agreement with a company that will erect a digital billboard on common land along Highway 132. Joe Delaronde, Press Atttache to the MCK, says the land being designated is along highway 132 near the… more

Atleo resigns, Delisle offers statement on resignation, AFN National Chiefs scramble to find replacement and Bill C-33 gets put “on hold”

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By: Kahnawake 411 Staff   Its been a busy and intense week in Indian country with regards to the First Nations Control over First Nations Education Act. (Bill C-33) Shawn A-in-chut Atleo abruptly resigned as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations last Friday, May 2, 2014. At an assembly news conference last week in Ottawa, Atleo stated that… more

“Valcourt did the right thing” by putting C-33 Education Act on hold, says Grand Chief

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, has issued a notice that the controversial First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act legislation (C-33) has been put on hold effective immediately.   The news follows the sudden resignation of… more

Kahnawake Peacekeepers notified of warrants issued for a number of Kahnawake residents in relation to police raid targeting tobacco and organized crime

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Updated- The Kahnawake Peacekeepers issued a statement today via press release that they have been notified by the Sureté du Quebec that warrants have been issued for a number of Kahnawa’kehró:non in relation to a raid that was conducted in Montreal, as well as in Akwesasne. According to reports, police forces on both sides of… more

Kahnawake hosts the 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. Althetes from across the country will be competing in the high caliber tournament.

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  The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships(NAHC) kicked off this week in Kahnawake. At the opening ceremony, MCK Grand Chief Mike Delisle, AFNQL regional Chief Ghislain Picard, one of Kahnawake’s elite hockey players Brooke Stacey, along with a few others kicked off the tournament at the Kahnawake Sports Complex on Tuesday evening April 29th, 2014. “There’s… more

Kahnawake’s social housing issues is focal point of a new MCK home ownership initiative

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        The MCK Housing Department and Steelhawk Homes of Kahnawake have begun preliminary work on an innovative project. HOPE (Home Ownership Program Enhancement) is being developed to address the need for increased social housing within the community, with special programs to be available to low income families. The new program will be… more

Kahnawake’s Education Center annouces Interim Director of Education to hold position for another year

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Kahnawake Education Center – Kahnawake, Quebec (April 25, 2014) The Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee is pleased to report that Interim Director of Education Robin Delaronde will remain in the Kahnawake Education Center’s top administrative position for an additional year. The recruitment process for a permanent Director of Education is not yet complete and will remain… more

Annual Under the Lights Lacrosse a Success

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The old timers say that Lacrosse was a way to bring the community together. That’s exactly what it did at this years annual Under the Light Lacrosse Tournament, which was a huge success and was well attended at the rink by the K103 radio station. The stands and surrounding areas were packed with people who… more

We are NOT criminals says members of Kahnawake’s Tobacco Trade

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No doubt this is aimed at garnering the attention of the Conservative Government’s Bill C-10( Anti-Contraband Tobacco Law). Members of Kahnawake’s Tobacco Trade have been attempting to develop a law to regulate tobacco in the community through the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake’s CDMP(community decision making process). Discussions are on-going and a meeting will be held… more

Caisse Populaire Kahnawake to distribute $874,347 in dividends to its owner-members for 2014

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  The Caisse Populaire of Kahnawake has announced a surplus of  $2,065,000 for 2013.   For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013, the Caisse Populaire Kahnawake declares its surplus earnings to be at $2,065,000. Thanks to the excellent performance and the strength of its capital, the Caisse Populaire Kahnawake will distribute its owner-members returns totalling… more

Brush fire causes damage to local property – (Kahnawake)

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Kahnawake Peacekeepers received a call at 5:56 pm on April 21, about a fire behind the rink in the bushes on the Clay Mountain area. Several individuals were reported running from the scene or the area.  Peacekeepers may have a suspect and if anyone has any additional information they are being urged to contact Peacekeeper officer Reid Abraira as he is in charge of the file. All… more

Mercier Bridge and Champlain Bridge will have major work “Blitzes” this year

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JCCBI 2014 work plan: Major work BLITZES and inauguration of a new bridge Longueuil, April 17, 2014 – The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) would like to advise road users that major work BLITZES will take place throughout its network in 2014, most notably on the Champlain and Honoré Mercier Bridges. In order… more

Grand Chief sends open letter to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Valcourt

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Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. has sent a letter to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt in regard to Canada’s First Nations education legislation. It is being described as an ‘open letter’ due to the need to share the information contained within to other First Nations communities and leadership across the country. Grand Chief Delisle… more

Incident at Kahnawake’s Cathoilc cemetery topples over headstone

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Kahnawake Peacekeepers received a call on Tuesday evening, April 15, that there had been an incident at the Catholic Cemetery. According to Kahnawake Peacekeepers, the incident happened at 9:26 pm. When officers arrived on the scene there was no one around except the vehicle which is registered to a local women. The driver of the vehicle and the cause of the incident is unknown.… more

Flooding in Tioweroton blocks access to some cabins

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Flooded and inaccessible roads in the Territory of Tioweró:ton have blocked access to some cabins. The second bridge on the main road is currently under water and is flooded up to the “Oka Inn”.  The new bridge leading to the campground is also flooded. All cabins beyond these points of flooding are inaccessible. Photos courtesy… more

Proposed Kahnawà:ke Tobacco Law classification delayed until meeting

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that the classification of the proposed Kahnawà:ke law to regulate tobacco has been delayed until Chief & Council have the opportunity to meet with the proponents of the law later this month.   As per the procedures indicated within the Community Decision Making… more

Upcoming Work Blitz on Mercier Bridge

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The Jacques Cartier & Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) want to inform road users of upcoming important work on the Mercier Bridge. They are planning a Work Blitz lasting approximately seven (7) weeks, most likely to begin on Saturday, June 21st. JCCBI should announce the finalized plans by mid-April and the MCK will notify the community… more

MOHAWK NATION AT KAHNAWÀ:KE OUTRAGED BY ANNOUNCEMENT TO INTRODUCE CONTENTIOUS EDUCATION ACT INTO PARLIAMENT

  Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory – Onerahtóhka (April) 9, 2014 The Mohawk Nation at Kahnawà:ke (People of the Longhouse) offer greetings and thanksgiving.  As the Kahnawà:ke branch of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Confederacy, the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawà:ke serve as the stewards Haudenosaunee sovereignty in the territory of Kahnawà:ke. The Mohawk Nation at Kahnawà:ke has obtained… more

STATUS OF THE KSCS DRAMA PROGRAM EVALUATION

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kahnawake – Wednesday April 9, 2014 – Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) wishes to update the community as to the status of the evaluation of the KSCS Drama Program. The Organizational Development Services (ODS) team is currently finalizing the evaluation report. All analysis of the literature, documentation and data from… more

KCSC and MCK make a joint statement on the tabling of Education Act in Parliament

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                                                                                                                                                The Kahnawà:ke Combined Schools Committee (KCSC) and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that Bernard Valcourt, the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, announced today that the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act will be tabled in Parliament tomorrow (April 10, 2014). “The… more

Mercier Bridge weekend closure cancelled

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The Ministère des Transports du Québec work planned on the Kahnawà:ke-bound Mercier Bridge from Friday, April 11th to Monday, April 14th has been cancelled.   However, other lane closures might be necessary for such work in the coming weeks.   The MCK reminds the public that works/closures on the Mercier Bridge are subject to change… more

Flooding conditions being addressed by Public Works

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community that Public Works crews are working vigilantly to resolve flooding conditions in the community.   The amount of snow that melted in a short period in addition to the rain has resulted in the increase of water around roads, ditches and yards. Crews… more

Kanien’kéha Language Survey results

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  The MCK Language & Culture Training Center, along with the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center, would like to announce the results of a brief three-question survey that was conducted this past December and January on the status of the Kanien’kéha language in our community.   The main question asked was, “What category… more

No consensus reached on future number of Council Chiefs at MCK Election Law hearing

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that there was no consensus reached at last night’s meeting on proposed amendments to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Election Law. The Hearing, attended by about 25 community members, revolved around a proposal to reduce the number of Council Chiefs to nine from… more

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake reiterates position to community regarding Quebec Election

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to reiterate its position to Kahnawa’kehró:non on Provincial and Federal elections.   “As stated earlier, Kahnawà:ke has long held the position of refraining from participating in outside (Federal and Provincial) elections,” said Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. “However, since this election seems to have elicited high… more

12 councillors or nine? MCK Election Law hearing on Tuesday April 1 will discuss future number of MCK Councillors.

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake’s Election Law is going through the CDMP process. Last week the issue was debated about the type of criteria that is needed in order to run for public office.  The community had the opportunity to let their opinion be heard, and when 20 or so people showed up to “vote”, it was considered… more

Ice breaking on Chateauguay River begins as an emergency measure

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A Canada Coast Guard hovercraft has begun breaking the ice near the Chateauguay River along the northwest border of the Territory today and, for safety reasons, the area should be avoided.   The work is an emergency measure taken by the municipality of Chateauguay to prevent flooding of the Chateauguay River. Preliminary work began this morning… more

Group submits formal request for law to regulate Tobacco in Kahnawake

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A formal submission was made to The Kahnawake Legislative Coordinating Commission for a law to regulate tobacco within the Kahnawake Territory using the Community Decision Making Process. (CDMP)   The submission letter, signed by several community members, was received on March 25, 2014. The request is now being processed by the Commission. The request has been… more

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake issues strong opinion regarding Quebec Election

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    The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke issued a strong opinion on the upcoming Quebec Provincial Election being held on 7, Onerahtókha/April 2014.   “We have always maintained our position of respecting the Two-Row Wampum treaty that, basically, directs us not to participate in affairs that aren’t ours,” said Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr.… more

MCK wishes Brooke Stacey best of luck at World Hockey Championships

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        The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to wish local hockey player Brooke Stacey and Team Canada the best of luck in the upcoming World Under-18 Women’s Ice Hockey Championships being held in Budapest,    Hungary. The tournament starts this Sunday, March 23rd. The schedule is as follows:   ·         Sunday, March 23… more

AFN National Chief agrees to meet MCK

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn Atleo has agreed to meet with grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. on the issue of the proposed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act. “The issue of education has not gone away,… more

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake takes action on ‘Anti-Contraband’ billboard fiasco, company apologizes

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    The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that the company that administers billboard advertising in Kahnawà:ke is apologizing to the community after an advertisement appeared on the Territory containing an  ‘anti-contraband’ tobacco message. Concerned community members gathered where the billboard stands near Glen Delaronde’s garage last evening after taking offence… more

Seed Planting and Sprouting Workshops

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The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office, in partnership with Ieiénthos Akotióhkwa, will be hosting two seed planting and sprouting workshops on Thursday, March 13th. The first will take place from noon to 1pm, followed by an evening workshop from 6pm to 7pm. The workshops will take place at the Environment Office located on Old Chateauguay Road, just across from OCR Necessities… more

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake comments on approval of Enbridge Line 9B

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that it has concerns regarding the National Energy Board’s (“the Board”) approval of Enbridge Pipelines’ application for the reversal of the flow and increased capacity for its pipeline that runs between Montreal and southern Ontario.   From a technical perspective, the MCK acknowledges that… more

MCK requests AFN Chief Atleo address Kahnawà:ke’s strong concerns regarding AFN role in First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act agreement

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that it has sent a letter to Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn Atleo in regard to the AFN’s role regarding federal legislation on education (now known as the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, or FNCFNEA). The… more

Kahnawake NAIG team recieves generous donation

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KCSC Announces Committee Member Resignation—General Seat Representative

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PRESS RELEASE Kahnawake Education Center – Kahnawake, Quebec (February 24, 2014)  The KCSC regrets to announce the resignation of General Seat Representative Cheryl Zacharie-Foot. Mrs. Zacharie-Foot recently made the decision to return to university to pursue her post-graduate studies. We admire her dedication to her education as well as her commitment to pursue higher education… more

Reminder – Winter Community Meeting tomorrow

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  Reminder – Winter Community Meeting tomorrow   The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to remind Kahnawa’kehró:non that the next Community Meeting takes place tomorrow evening, Tuesday, 25 Enníska/February at the Golden Age Club. The meeting will start at 7pm.   Agenda items include: 1.         Land Allotments 2.         Update on Proposed Amendments to the Mohawk… more

Kahnawake girls win second consecutive GMAA Wrestling Championship Title

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The Kahnawake Survival School girls put in a strong performance finishing in first place at the 2014 GMAA Wrestling Championships that were held at Loyola High School this past Thursday, February 2o, 2014. KSS finished third overall out of nine teams with a number of athletes taking the podium.KSS finished only one point behind Loyola… more

Iakwahwatsiratátie (Our Families Are Continuing)…A Revitalized Kahnawà:ke Language Nest To Be Launched in April 2014

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Kahnawake community members Karihwakátste Cara Deer and Ieronhienháwi Tatum McComber are passionate about the Mohawk Language. So it should come as no surprise that their latest endeavor focuses on keeping the language alive and prosperous.   “We are very happy to announce the launch of our newly revised project titled Iakwahwatsiratátie which translates to (Our… more

MCK supports but does not sign AFNQL resolution on First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act legal action

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) says it supports but did not sign an Assembly of First Nations of Quebec & Labrador (AFNQL) resolution regarding its planned legal action against the proposed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act (FNCFNEA). The AFNQL is submitting a request for judicial review before the Federal Court, to… more

Chiefs visit Musqueam to discuss Lands issues

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      Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) Chiefs Clinton Phillips and Lloyd Phillips will be visiting Musqueam, British Columbia to discuss Lands issues with Leadership and Lands Management personnel.   The trip was organized to give the MCK an opportunity to get first-hand information on Musqueam’s plans to take the management of the Musqueam… more

18-wheeler T-Bones vehicle causes major collison on highway 132 through Kahnawake

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 The Kahnawake Fire Brigade and ambulance responded to an accident involving an 18-wheeler and another vehicle around 10:20 am this morning on highway 132 near the Kahnawake Survival School/Tim Hortons area. According to Assistant Chief of Police, Jody Diabo of the Kahnawake Peacekeepers, it was reported that a small black car lost control when the driver… more

Winter storm conditions expected!

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    Weather warnings are being issued for potential heavy snowfall and high winds beginning this evening, Thursday, February 13th.   A potential 15-35 centimetres of snow is expected to fall overnight accompanied by high winds. Snow mixed with winds will give the conditions of widespread blowing snow.   Community members are urged to remain indoors… more

Chiefs meeting with Quebec to improve efficiency of working relationship

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  Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle Jr., Intergovernmental Affairs Portfolio Chief Lloyd Phillips and Mike O’Brien, the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Council of Chiefs, are meeting with representatives of the Quebec government today to discuss the efficiency and effectiveness of the political relationship with Quebec. “There has been a level of… more

Wahón:nise tho Niiohtón:ne Proposal Accepted – Activities Starting Soon

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WAHÓN:NISE THO NIIOHTÓN:NE would like to inform the community of several collaborative actions taking place in the upcoming year: a community calendar of healthy activities for children and families, a New Parents/Caregivers Kanien’kéha Group, and a communal kitchen. These actions were proposed, discussed and agreed upon at a Stakeholders Consultation held in October 2013, which… more

Latest Version of the First Nations Education Act (FNEA) now titled First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act (FNCFNEA) Just a Vague Promise of Additional Funding

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Kahnawake Education Center P.O. Box 1000 Kahnawake, Quebec J0L 1B0 Phone: (450) 632.8770 Fax: (450) 632.8042 PRESS RELEASE Latest Version of the First Nations Education Act (FNEA) now titled First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act (FNCFNEA) Just a Vague Promise of Additional Funding Kahnawake Education Center – Kahnawake Mohawk Territory (February 11, 2014)… more

Recycling Pick-up reminder, place recycling curbside before 8am

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  The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office would like to remind the community that households should have their recycling placed curbside before 8am on the designated pick up day for their area to ensure they receive the door to door pick up service.   The new streamlined schedule, which went into effect on February 3rd, is… more

First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act a misnomer, says MCK

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February 10, 2014 The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that Chief & Council maintain serious concerns regarding the agreement between the Government of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations to proceed with the final drafting and introduction of the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act (formerly… more

Iroquois Caucus rejects First Nations Education Act

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        The Iroquois Caucus signed a Resolution unanimously rejecting the Harper government’s proposed First Nations Education Act.    The resolution was passed during a duly-convened two-day meeting of the Caucus, which is comprised of elected leaders from Akwesáhsne, Kahnawà:ke, Kanesatake, Oneida of the Thames, Six Nations of the Grand River, Tyendinaga and… more

Kahnawake Justice System Law heading down homestretch

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that consensus was reached on Sections 5 through 9 of the Second Draft of the proposed Kahnawà:ke Justice System Law.   Consensus has now been reached on twenty-seven of the twenty-eight total clauses in the draft. Clause 28, which contains definitions of… more

Iroquois Caucus begins two-day meetings tomorrow; community invited to observe

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to remind Kahnawa’kehró:non that the Iroquois Caucus will meet in Kahnawà:ke tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday, 5-6 Enníska/February, 2014.   Agenda items include the First Nations Education Act; tobacco; health issues; and a proposed free trade agreement between the Caucus communities.   The meetings will be held at… more

Across Indian Country a strong statement is being made over the continued use of “Redskins” by NFL football team

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Indigenous people, took to social media during Sunday night’s Super Bowl game urging the NFL to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Earlier this week, a video was released online by the National Congress of American Indians(NCAI) to raise awareness about the continued inappropriate use of “Indian” caricatures and racial slurs to represent professional teams… more

Company must conduct studies before Mt. Kaaikop forestry project begins

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that Group Crête, a forestry company that is involved in a logging project planned for Mt. Kaaikop, has been informed by court decree to conduct studies before any cutting is to begin.   Mt. Kaaikop is located near Ste. Lucie, Quebec, which… more

Chief Gina Deer in London, England to participate in major gaming conference

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Chief Gina Deer is in London, England, to participate in the annual ‘ICE Totally Gaming Conference.’   The conference is taking place from Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 6 Enníska/February. The event brings together gaming operators, regulators, service providers and testing agencies… more

Kellyann Meloche to leave position as Director of Community Protection

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that Kellyann Meloche has resigned as the Director of Community Protection to accept a new position as Safety Specialist for Amerind Risk Management Corporation, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   Ms. Meloche, who worked in various capacities in Emergency Preparedness and Community Protection since… more

Rally sends message. Dear Prime Minister Stephen Harper…we do not want or need your education act. Kahnawake opposes FNEA!

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By: Regan Jacobs It was a day of action as an estimated 500-600 Kahnawake community members rallied against the Canadian government’s proposed First Nations Education Act(FNEA). The peaceful march and rally was organized  by the Kahnawake Education Working Group, with input by other individuals, community groups, organizations and numerous volunteers. Despite the -30 frigid temperatures,… more

Suspect arrested in Old Malone Pharmacy Robbery

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Peacekeepers announced that 22 year old Joshua Zachary was formally charged in Longueuil court today with robbery with an edged weapon, under the Criminal Code, in relation to the November 25th robbery at the Old Malone Pharmacy. Police described the robber as a male standing between 5’9” and 5’11” with a tattoo on his left… more

Kahnawake takes action against First Nations Act

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community about recent activities taken to oppose the First Nations Education Act (FNEA).   The Kahnawà:ke Education Working Group on the FNEA (‘Working Group’) has announced the Kahnawà:ke Position on the First Nations Education Act is being submitted to the federal government. The Kahnawà:ke position… more

Kahnawake to host 2014 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

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      Kahnawake – The Aboriginal Sports Circle is pleased to announce that Kahnawake will host the 13th Annual National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. As one of the biggest events for Aboriginal hockey players, it gives Aboriginal youth the opportunity to showcase their talent on the National level. “As Chairperson for the ASC Hockey Committee… more

MOHAWK NATION AT KAHNAWÀ:KE REJECTS THE FIRST NATIONS EDUCATION ACT

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  For Immediate Release Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory – Tsothóhrha (December) 21, 2013 Greetings from the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawà:ke – People of the Longhouse. The Mohawk Nation at Kahnawà:ke stands unified with the people of Kahnawà:ke in our rejection of the planned First Nations Education Act (FNEA) recently proposed by the Government of Canada. After… more

MCK reiterates opposition to forestry project near Tioweró:ton

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that it has sent an affidavit to Quebec Superior Court that reiterates its support for the opposition to a forestry project planned for the region close to Tioweró:ton. The Town of St. Lucie, which neighbors Tioweró:ton, has taken a strong position against… more

Tom Morris retires from MCK after almost forty years of service

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    The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that Tom Morris is retiring today after nearly forty years of service to the community.   He began his career in 1975 as a community resource worker.  From 1976 to 1995 he held positions such as Band Manager, Executive Director and Operations… more

Tewatohnhi’saktha commissions study on Port of St Catherine

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    Kahnawake’s Economic Development Commission Tewatohnhi’saktha(Tewa) is looking to participate in the regional platform project Intermodal Transport of the Roussillon. Tewa has commissioned a study to see how Kahnawake could improve the port of St. Catherine. With the completion of Highway 30, the local development center for the Roussillon area is proposing a project… more

Consensus reached on definition of ‘Common Law’ at Membership Law meeting

“Those present felt that community members would be better assured of people’s commitment to their relationships by using five years as a defining number,” said Membership Portfolio Chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer. “Those in attendance were really engaged in the discussion, and it resulted in a very clear consensus.”

        The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community that consensus was reached last evening on the definition of ‘Common Law.’ Twenty-one community members turned out for the 17th Community Consultation on proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law, which took place at the Golden Age Club. It was… more

Hearings for second draft of Justice System begin next Tuesday

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community that the Second Hearing on the proposed Kahnawà:ke Justice System will take place next Tuesday, 21 Tsothohrkó:wa/January, from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Karonhianónhnha School gymnasium.   “Months of work went into creating a second draft that reflects the community’s ideas, needs and… more

Team Kahnawake taking part in North American Indigenous Games

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  Team Kahnawake, as part of Team Eastern Door and the North, will be participating in the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Regina, Saskatchewan from July 20th to July 27th. Every community fundraises to cover the costs to bring their athletes to the games and Kahnawà:ke hopes to send approximately 122 boys and… more

Freezing Rain Warning issued

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  The Community Protection Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to ensure that community members are prepared in the event of freezing rain conditions, which are being predicted this coming weekend. Very mild air is forecast to be over much of the province which will bring freezing rain to the region beginning… more

MCK Executive Team announced

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  The Mohawk Council is pleased to announce its Executive Team, which will be in full effect by April 1, 2014.   •           Alana Goodleaf-Rice, Executive Director (incumbent). Placement confirmed September 2013 •           Kevin Kennedy, Executive Operations Officer (formerly Associate Executive Director of Operations & Community Planning). Placement confirmed September 2013 •           Paul Rice, Executive… more

Gas Tax Class Action Settlement payment

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      The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK)  has continued to receive requests for information regarding the payments from the Class Action Settlement on Fuel Tax Paid on Reserve announced in 2013.     Please note that this is NOT an MCK initiative. The MCK would like to remind those who applied for the… more

KCSC Announces Committee Member Resignation—Kateri School Seat KCSC Announces Committee Member Appointment-Kateri School Seat

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PRESS RELEASE Kahnawake Education Center – Kahnawake, Quebec (January 7, 2014) The KCSC regrets to announce the resignation of Kateri School seat representative Trina Skye-Norton. Due to other pressing commitments Ms. Skye-Norton made the decision to resign her Kateri seat effective December 16, 2013. The KCSC wishes Trina well in all her future endeavors and… more

Extreme Cold Weather Warning

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  The Community Protection Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to ensure that community members are prepared for the extreme cold conditions expected over the next few days. It is advised that people remain indoors as much as possible to avoid cold injury.   The following are some items to be aware… more

Curbside pick-up for Christmas trees set for Monday, January 13, 2014

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     The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office (KEPO) is pleased to announce that curbside Christmas tree collection services will be provided to the community on Monday, January 13, 2014.     To ensure that your tree is picked up:       ·         Please make certain that all decorations have been removed   ·         Place… more

11 Kahnawake gas retailers appeal Quebec Superior Court Judgement

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  Kahnawake gas retailers engaged in a legal battle with the Quebec Revenue Agency has appealed the judgment of Quebec Superior Court directing them to collect taxes from their non-native customers and sending that money to the provincial and federal governments.   The group of 11, intends to mainly submit in the Court of Appeal… more

Kahnawake Combined School Committee Opposes FNEA

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Kahnawake411.com Staff This week the Kahnawake Combined School Committee (KCSC) released their position on the First Nations Education Act. The KCSC state in a recent media release that they firmly oppose the FNEA and that the proposal is unacceptable and must be abandoned. KCSC states the proposal and how it was unilaterally developed is insulting… more

Kahnawake position against federal First Nations Education Act approved at public meeting

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Kahnawake411.com Staff Kahnawake;ronon have taken a position against Canada’s proposed First Nations Education Act (FNEA). It was approved Wednesday evening at a special Community Assembly called by the Kahnawake Education Working Group, and held at the Karonhianónhnha School gymnasium. Community members were asked to support the collective Kahnawake position by signing the statement at the… more

Band Card Accepted! 30 municipalities must not collect QST

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Kahnawake411.com Staff News regarding Quebec Sales Tax exemption for Kahnawà:ke The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke announce this week information concerning the point of sale Quebec Sales Tax (QST) exemption for Kahnawa’kehró:non is now online on the Revenue Quebec website. The information was received from Revenue Quebec’s Interim Director, Nathalie Pronovost. MCK Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron… more

‘Honor Our Elders: Let Them Enjoy the Night’: a request to curb New Year’s Eve gunfire

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‘Honor Our Elders: Let Them Enjoy the Night’: a request to curb New Year’s Eve gunfire   The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is strongly urging Kahnawa’kehró:non to stop the dangerous practice of welcoming in the New Year by firing off rounds of projectiles from firearms.    Those who use automatic weapons are especially being… more

Changes coming in 2014 to Door-to-Door Recycling Pick-Up schedule

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Changes coming in 2014 to Door-to-Door Recycling Pick-Up schedule    The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that changes are coming in 2014 to the door-to-door Recycling pick-up services.   The changes will involve streamlining the scheduling so that all residents will receive services once per week. Currently, certain areas have… more

MCK responds to community concerns regarding opening of local ‘head shop’

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MCK responds to community concerns regarding opening of local ‘head shop’       The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non that it shares community members’ concern regarding the opening of a business specializing in the sale of drug paraphernalia.   The business is a self-described ‘head shop’ and has published a… more

Education top agenda item at AFN Special Chiefs Assembly

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Education top agenda item at AFN Special Chiefs Assembly       The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Chief Lloyd Phillips and Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. will be attending a three-day Assembly of First Nations ‘Special Chiefs Assembly’ near Ottawa from Tuesday through Thursday, 10 to 12… more

Justice Act ready for January 2014 Hearings

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  Justice Act ready for January 2014 Hearings   The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) announced that the Second Draft of proposed legislation that will be a key to creating expanded jurisdiction for the Kahnawà:ke Justice System is now available for a 30-Day Community Feedback period.   This is in preparation for Hearings in January… more

No Summer Turf at the Kahnawà:ke Sports Complex

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    The Sports & Recreation Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform the community that the artificial turf on the playing surface used during the summer at the Kahnawà:ke Sports Complex (KSC) will not be used next year.   The summer of 2013 was a trial period in which a… more

Investigation underway on complaints of possible illegal dumping

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Investigation underway on complaints of possible illegal dumping The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke is informing the community that an investigation is underway regarding a large amount of refuse, including large plastic barrels, that have been found on private property in the Lot 109 area of ‘South Texas.’    The lot in question is unoccupied but… more

Mck announces Chief Gina Deer to speak on tobacco issue before Standing Committee in Ottawa plus a recap on that presentation.

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Chief Gina Deer will be making a presentation on the issue of tobacco before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights tomorrow (Thursday) at the House of Commons in Ottawa.  The presentation will be in response to Canada’s C-10 legislation, referred to… more

MCK announces temporary suspension of all landfill operations

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  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that, effective immediately, the MCK is suspending all landfill operations within the Territory. The decision was made today at a duly convened meeting and was supported unanimously by the ten (10) chiefs present. Chief Gina Deer was in Ottawa to make a presentation,… more

Quebec invites MCK to present at Enbridge hearings

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Quebec invites MCK to present at Enbridge hearings       The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Chief Clinton Phillips will be in Quebec City tomorrow (Wednesday) to lead a delegation to present Kahnawà:ke’s position in regard to the proposed extension/reversal of Enbridge’s Line 9B, which runs between Montreal… more

What is the status of the Kanien’kéha language in Kahnawake?

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                                    Kanien’kéha language survey       The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake’s Language & Culture Training Center, along with the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center (KOR), will work collaboratively to conduct a survey on the status of the Kanien’kéha language in Kahnawake.   The brief three question survey will be conducted over the… more

First Nations Education Act, Membership, Seigneury on Community Meeting agenda

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First Nations Education Act, Membership, Seigneury on Community Meeting agenda The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that the agenda has been set for the upcoming Community Meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, 12 Tsothóhrha/December. The agenda is as follows:   1.         Land allotments 2.         Presentation by Education Working Group on Canada’s… more

Grand Chief to speak against Canada’s First Nations Education Act on Tuesday

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Press Release Grand Chief to speak against Canada’s First Nations Education Act on Tuesday       The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. and Education Portfolio Chief Rhonda Kirby will be participating in the First Nations Education Council meeting being held today in… more

Kahnawake Christmas Basket Fund receives $4,500 from CP Holiday Train

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ALL ABOARD! Kahnawake formally kicked off the three week journey of the CP Holiday train this past Monday, November 25th, at the Adirondack Junction. An estimated crowd of over 250 gathered to see the brightly decorated train, which also included a musical concert from entertainers taking stage from a coverted box car! There was even… more

50% blood quantum debate means no consensus at Community Consultation for proposed amendments to Kahnawà:ke Election Law

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The only proposed amendment discussed this past Tuesday evening at the community consultation on the draft amendments to the Kahnawake Election Law was whether to remove the 50% ‘bloodline’ requirement to be eligible to run for office. According to the Kahnawake Legislative Coordinating Commission (KLCC) consensus was not reached as Group 1 came to consensus to reject the… more

Grand Chief pleased with meetings with Quebec cabinet ministers

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Press Release   Grand Chief pleased with meetings with Quebec cabinet ministers  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to provide information to Kahnawa’kehró:non regarding meetings that took place in Kahnawà:ke yesterday with three (3) Quebec cabinet ministers.  The first, with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Elizabeth Larouche, was held to discuss the current relationship between Kahnawà:ke… more

Robber nabs drugs at Old Malone Pharmacy

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Word travelled  fast through Kahnawake on Monday afternoon after the Old Malone Pharamacy, which is located at the old malone medical center in Kahnawake was robbed around 3:30 pm. Two Kahnawake Peacekeeper cruisers were spotted flying up the old Malone highway, flashers on, as they responded to an emergency call that a male had entered the premises… more

Grand Chief in meetings with three Quebec cabinet ministers

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      Grand Chief in meetings with three Quebec cabinet ministers  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. is meeting today with three (3) Quebec cabinet ministers in two separate meetings.  The first, with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Elizabeth Larouche, was held late this… more

MCK condemns Canada’s First Nations Education Act; sends open letter to Prime Minister

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MCK condemns Canada’s First Nations Education Act; sends open letter to Prime Minister  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) unanimously passed a Mohawk Council Executive Directive today condemning Canada’s imposition of the proposed First Nations Education Act (‘FNEA’), which is expected to be brought before Parliament early in 2014. The MCK is also sending an… more

Recreation Path Shoreline Naturalization Project a success!

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Recreation Path Shoreline Naturalization Project a success!  The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office (KEPO) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Shoreline Naturalization project thanks to the exceptional effort contributed by local volunteers. In total, one hundred trees and shrubs were planted along the Recreation Path.  Conditions were difficult as the ground was hard… more

Community moves towards tobacco regulation

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Press Release Community moves towards tobacco regulation  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that consensus was reached to begin the process of moving towards the creation of tobacco regulations for Kahnawà:ke.  The decision was made by a large majority of the approximately 200 community members present at a Public Meeting… more

MCK issues statement on November 19 tobacco meeting

  MCK issues statement on November 19 tobacco meeting  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to  remind the community that there will be a public meeting in regard to the tobacco industry in Kahnawà:ke. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 19 Kentenhkó:wa/November at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  The MCK wishes to remind… more

KEPO Shoreline Naturalization project – Volunteers needed!

  KEPO Shoreline Naturalization project – Volunteers needed!  The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office (KEPO) is pleased to announce that a Shoreline Naturalization event will be taking place on Friday, November 15th, starting at 10am. The event will involve planting one hundred trees and shrubs along the Recreation Path between Onake Paddling Club and the Turtle… more

EVALUATION OF KSCS DRAMA PROGRAM UNDERWAY

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   EVALUATION OF KSCS DRAMA PROGRAM UNDERWAY   Kahnawake – Friday, November 8, 2013 – Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) wishes to inform the community that the consultant team of Organizational Development Services (ODS) has been selected to conduct the Evaluation of the KSCS Drama Program. The scope of the evaluation… more

Holiday Train Makes Ninth Visit to Kahnawake

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It has become become an annual Christmas tradition in the community and its making a difference one stop at a time.  Beautifully decorated with thousands of colored lights, the train is scheduled to arrive at the Adirondack Junction around 6:45pm on Monday, November 25th. Representitives from Canadian Pacific  say that each event features a boxcar stage, a lineup of… more

Dreams Take Flight is a Trip of a Lifetime!

  Five Kahnawà:ke children will be visiting Walt Disney World courtesy of Air Canada’s ‘Dreams Take Flight’ program.  The kids will leave for Orlando, Florida, aboard a special Air Canada flight during the wee hours and will arrive early tomorrow morning along with approximately 175 other children. As always, several MCK staff, including Chiefs Kahsennenhawe… more

Steering Committee on Investigation into the Dismissal of Former Director of Education Calls for Special Assembly

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Just Released Steering Committee on Investigation into the Dismissal of Former Director of Education Calls for Special Assembly  The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that the Steering Committee on the Independent Investigation into the Dismissal of the Former Director of Education is calling for a Special Assembly to release the… more

Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee Remains Unaware of Independent Investigation Report Results

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Kahnawake Education Center P.O. Box 1000 Kahnawake, Quebec J0L 1B0 Phone: (450) 632.8770 Fax: (450) 632.8042   PRESS RELEASE   Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee Remains Unaware of Independent Investigation Report Results   Kahnawake Education Center – Kahnawake, Quebec     (October 31, 2013) The Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee has serious concerns about the process used… more

On behalf of the KSCS Board of Directors

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The Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) Board of Directors met on October 21, 2013 to discuss the KSCS Drama Program situation.  The Chairperson for the Board removed herself from this portion of the meeting due to a conflict of interest. Firstly, it is important to note that the KSCS Drama program is NOT part of… more

Mohawk Council political leaders give AFNQL and the AFN “applause” on their stand against the FNEA

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  Kahnawake411.com Staff Many Native political leaders across Canada are expressing the same apprehensions — that First Nations concerns and recommendations have been ignored in the Federal governments latest First Nations Education Act(FNEA). Among them, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake who says they applaud the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec & Labrador (AFNQL) and the Assembly… more

$60,000 awarded to local projects through Caisse Populaire Kahnawake

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 . Kahnawake411.com Staff It was a cheerful event and a great deal of grins and applause were given after each recipient received their share of $60,000, which was distributed through the Caisse Populaire’s Kahnawake Community Development Project Fund. Late Wednesday afternoon receivers of the fund, along with a few other spectators, attended a special presentation at the… more

First Nations Education Act has no place in Kahnawake

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Kahnawake411 Staff   During last week’s Annual General Assembly, which was held by the Kahnawake Education Center, Kahnawake Combined School Committee Member (KCSC community representative ) Deidre Diome and KEC Director of Finance Louie John Diabo gave an in-depth report regarding the First Nations Education Act (FNEA). Diome gave a chilling description of possible impacts… more

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya Statement upon conclusion of the visit to Canada

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15 October 2013 James Anaya Statement I am now concluding my visit to Canada in my capacity as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples. Over the last nine days I have met with federal and provincial government authorities, and with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis leaders, organizations and individuals in several… more

Lighting repairs on Mercier Bridge up ramp

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   The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to inform road users that the Ministère des Transport du Quebec (MTQ) will be working on the lighting system on left lane of the Route 138 up ramp to the Mercier Bridge (from Chateauguay direction) this Friday, October 25th.   An MTQ crew with two trucks will be… more

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War of 1812 film to premiere on 200th anniversary of Battle of Chateauguay

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  Just released The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is pleased to announce that the premiere of the documentary film “War of 1812: The Abandoned Alliance” will be presented at 7pm on Saturday, October 26th at the Mohawk Legion Branch 219.  The premiere, which is being presented by the Legion in conjunction with the MCK,… more

Tension eased – Protest stand down

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  For Immediate Release Kahnawake Mohawk Territory – Kenténha (October) 22, 2013   After communicating back and forth with the Mi’gmaq leadership at Elsipogtog, it is clear that there is no longer a clear and present threat of RCMP aggression against the community. Considering that the atmosphere in the community has returned to a peaceful… more

Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee Announces General Representative Seat Appointment

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  PRESS RELEASE   Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee Announces General Representative Seat Appointment Kahnawake Education Center – Kahnawake, Quebec (October 21, 2013) The KCSC is pleased to announce Karonhiio Curotte’s appointment as KCSC general seat representative as per voting at the October 16, 2013 General Assembly meeting held in the Kateri School cafeteria. We are… more

Kahnawake Fires burn in support of MI’KMAQ Nation

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  A peoples meeting was held at the longhouse on the 207 to discuss the rising tension near Rexton, New Brunswick, where as of late the RCMP launched an attack on a group of protestors from the MI’KMAQ Nation at Elsipogtog, after protesters had constructed a blockade of a road leading to an equipment compound leased to… more

MOHAWK NATION AT KAHNAWÀ:KE STAND IN SUPPORT OF MI’KMAQ PROTEST AGAINST HYDRO-FRACKING

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      For Immediate Release   Kahnawake Mohawk Territory – Kenténha (October) 17, 2013    The Mohawk Nation at Kahnawà:ke – People of the Longhouse – is horrified by the recent RCMP attack of indigenous protesters at the Mi’kmaq Nation at Elsipogtog  near Rexton, New Brunswick.  The protestors have been barricading Route 134 since… more

MCK receives Report of Independent Investigation into dismissal of former Director of Education

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that it has received the Final Report of the Independent Investigation into the dismissal of Kahnawà:ke’s former Director of Education. The report was compiled by an independent team of investigators and commissioned by the MCK, in accordance with the June 18th, 2012 Terms of… more

MCK Sports and Recreation Director leaving

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Bryan Akwirente Deer has been the Director of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake’s Sports and Rec unit since 2008. Deer has also worked with the MCK for nearly ten years. So it may be a little surprising  to learn that Deer will be leaving his job and heading to another community organization that’s close to his heart. It was stated in… more

Peacekeepers requesting assistance in case

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The Kahnawake Mohawk Peacekeepers (KMPK) are requesting the assistance of any individuals who may have information on a piece jewelry that is part of an ongoing investigation.  The item is a necklace pendant, gold and black in color with engraved stones that appear to be diamonds in the shape of a warrior head (see image).… more

Delays in the construction of the Kateri Memorial Hospital expansion project

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Kahanwake411 Staff The tendering process for the expansion of the Kateri Memorial Hospital has been delayed yet again until further notice. “It’s delayed because of  issues that are regulatory, administrative and technical in nature says expansion KMHC Project Manager Robert Deom . Deom says that Quebec and MCK are working to iron-out several jurisdictional issues… more

Peacekeepers help pursue and capture cigarette thief

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kahnawake411 Staff A short police chase was triggerd by a man who stole a few packs of cigarettes from a convenience store in Saint-Constant. The pursuit, which ended in Chateauguay late Wednesday night began after a call was made to 911 at 11:40 pm stating that someone had broke into a Boni-Soir convenience store  on Sainte-Catherine Street. Once on site, the police… more

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MCK works to resolve Kateri Memorial Hospital tendering process delay

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) would like to inform the community that it is meeting with representatives of the Quebec government in order to resolve certain issues affecting the tendering process for the Kateri Memorial Hospital Center renovation/expansion project.   The expansion project, which will see the hospital add thirty (30) beds to the current… more

MCK will present to National Energy Board

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that Environment Portfolio Chief Clinton Phillips, along with representatives from the Environment Protection Office and MCK Legal Services, will make a presentation at the National Energy Board hearings tomorrow (Wednesday). The MCK has not yet been made aware of the exact time of the… more

Local Drug Bust nets 124grams of Marijuana

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During the afternoon of September 19, 2013, the Kahnawake Peacekeepers executed a search warrant at a Kahnawake home near the CP tunnel. Police state that 124 grams of cannabis was seized via the search warrant. A non local male in his 30′s will appear in court in December 2013. He also has conditions not to be… more

MCK issues statement regarding erroneous and inflammatory comments from Loto-Quebec

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Press Release   The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) announced today that it has taken issue with a Loto-Quebec spokesperson who, in a radio interview with a Montreal radio station, made erroneous and inflammatory statements regarding Kahnawà:ke jurisdiction in matters relating to Poker Houses licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC). While the KGC will… more

Investigator appointed in complaint against Chief Rhonda Kirby

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 Press Release The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to inform the community that an Investigator has been selected today in regard to a complaint received from a community member against Chief Rhonda Kirby earlier this month. Chief & Council were unanimous in their support of the appointment of Rish Handa, Attorney at Law, in accordance… more

Creek clean up a success!

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  The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office undertook a successful creek cleanup event last Thursday, September 26th, thanks to the help of community members, including students from the Survival School that came out to support the effort. The clean up this year focused on two areas of concern in the community. The first was a creek… more

The Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee Annual General Assembly

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NOTICE The Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee Annual General Assembly Meeting  Will be held on: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. KATERI SCHOOL CAFETERIA AGENDA 1. Introduction and Welcome 2. Updates a. Financial Update—Louie John Diabo b. Interim Director of  Education Report—Robin Delaronde 3. Nominations and Voting a. One (1) General Representative Seat… more

Kahnawake Condors home opener draws a crowd of nearly 400 spectators

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Kahnawake411 Staff   The Kahnawake Condors beat the Mustangs of Vaudreuil-Dorion 6 to 3 at their first home game of the new season this past Friday, September 27th at the Kahnawake Sports Complex.   Toliver Bergeron scored two goals for the Condors, along with Guillaume Pelletier, Nicolas Iodice, Alex Lafreniã¨re and Maxime Tremblay-Lanthier with one each. … more

Tewatohnhi’saktha Board of Directors Elections Results 2013

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PRESS RELEASE THE OFFICE OF THE ELECTORAL OFFICER September 28, 2013 – The Electoral Officer for the Tewatohnhi’saktha Board of Directors Elections 2013 announces the successful candidates for three (3) positions on the board. A total of 174 ballots were cast with one (1) spoiled ballot.    1. Michael L. Rice received 81 votes 2.… more

Expect traffic delays on Mercier Bridge

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kahnawake411 Staff Transport Quebec will completely close the Route 138 up-ramp (from Chateauguay direction towards Montreal) for repairs to the road surface tomorrow, Saturday, September 28th from 7am to 5pm. Motorists will be detoured to the Route 132 up-ramp (from La Prairie Direction).  Transport Quebec will be conducting inspection work, forcing the closure of one Kahnawake… more

Truck loses it load on Mercier Bridge

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Kahnawake411 Staff Just before 1pm on Thursday, September 26, a truck travelling southbound on the Mercier Bridge lost is load, a large pile of earth, in the curve of the bridge on the 138 side. ” It covered an entire lane said an SQ spokesperson and a vehicle that was travelling behind it wasn’t able… more

Village Lot purchased as site for new Visitors’ Center

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kahnawà:ke (September 27, 2013) As part of a community Tourism Development Initiative, Tewatohnhi’saktha recently purchased the former Kateri Center building in the village area to house a Tourism Welcome Center.  The building is located on Village Lot 2A, and is located directly in front of the Kahnawà:ke Youth Center.  The… more

Statement by Turtle Island Theatre says its no longer in Partnership with KSCS

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September 26 th , 2013 PRESS RELEASE     The  members of the Turtle Island Theatre Volu nteer Fundraising Committee  announced today that there will be no partnership with  Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services  recognized by Turtle Island Theatre. This is a clean break from KSCS.  In a letter to the Executive Director of KSCS, Derek Montour,… more

Kahnawake Peacekeepers charge 19 year old local with Theft and Possession of Stolen Property

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  Local Kahnawake resident Frank Curotte has been charged by Kahnawake Peacekeepers with three counts of theft and possession of stolen property. Curotte, who was actively pursued by Kahnawake Peacekeepers after warrants were issued for his arrest, was detained at 8:30 am on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013.    The charges are related to a number of vehicles that… more

Urgent Community Notice ” Police urge to be on the lookout for a white van approaching children in the Kahnawake community.

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Forwarded on behalf of the Kahnawake Peacekeepers  The Kahnawake Peacekeepers are urging community members to be on the lookout for a white van approaching children in the community.  The Peacekeepers have been made aware that, on two separate occasions in the last two weeks, a van has approached children and offered them fireworks. One incident… more

Equipment failure at Sports Complex

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  Press Release via Mohawk Council- The Sports & Recreation Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke would like to update the community on the recent cancellations of ice time due to equipment malfunction at the Sports Complex.  There have been ongoing issues with the system where one of the two compressors that keep the… more

2013 Kahnawà:ke Minor Lacrosse Elections

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Hockey Equipment Drive

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The Sports & Recreation Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke is seeking donations of used hockey equipment to help less fortunate families who are having trouble with the high cost of hockey equipment for their children. On Thursday, September 26th and Friday, September 27th, the Kahnawà:ke Sports Complex will be accepting donations of used… more

Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre’s Expansion and Renovation project has been modified

Seskehkó:wa/September 10, 2013 For Immediate Release The schedule for the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre’s Expansion and Renovation project has been modified.  Tender documents will be available as of October 8, 2013. Construction start date is scheduled for December 11, 2013 Construction is scheduled for completion July 7, 2016 KMHC would like to remind the community… more