AKWESASNE COURT UPDATE
On March 12, 2020, the Akwesasne Justice Department and Akwesasne Review Commission jointly reviewed the COOP (Continuity of Operations Plan) with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has resulted in many events being cancelled. Based on the guidelines established for prevention measures and to maintain the health and safety of our community and staff, it was determined that the Akwesasne Court would postpone all matters until September 2020.
The Akwesasne Court will hold the next court session on September 9, 2020 starting at 5 PM.
The Akwesasne Justice Department has engaged Her Worship, Stephanie Cross, from Kahnawake, QC to be a sitting justice for the upcoming year. Justice Cross is appointed under Section 107 and has presided over numerous cases in the Akwesasne Court in the past.
Fine payments are being accepted during this time through the following processes:
1. Over the phone, by credit card. Call Tricia at the MCA Finance Department at (613)-575-2250 ext. 2168.
2. Sending a check or money order to the Akwesasne Court, Attention: Akwesasne Court Clerk, CIA #3, Tewesateni Road, Akwesasne, ON K6H 0G5
3. Sending a check or money order to the Akwesasne Court, Attention: Akwesasne Court Clerk, PO Box 489 Akwesasne, NY 13655.
We wish to extend a niawenhko:wa for your patience during this unprecedented time.