The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne through MCR #2022/2023 – #069 dated June 6, 2022, accepted the Legislative Development Priorities Survey Results.


Law to be Amended: Residency Law


A Working Task Group (WTG) was identified by MCR 2022/2023 – #078 dated June 27, 2022, consisting of (2) Oversight Committee Members (Community member & Justice Portfolio Chief), Executive Director, OVS Representative, Akwesasne Membership Board Chairperson, and (2) Executive Services Portfolio Chiefs.


The WTG has begun meeting to review the law, establish a work plan and schedule, and to initiate Phase I – Law Development Process of the Legislative Enactment Procedural Regulations. Phase I includes Community Input.


The WTG is seeking community input on potential amendments to the Residency Law. It is important to ensure all opinions are presented, discussed, and considered for an amended Residency Law. The WTG will work to develop a draft for Council consideration to “Accept in Principle”. The draft will then be shared with the community for consultation.


Please take the time to review the Akwesasne Residency Law dated May 22, 1997 accepted by resolution 1997/98-#60. If you would like to provide comments to the Working Task Group to consider, please do so via:

  • Email: connie.lazore@akwesasne.ca
  • Phone: 613-575-2250 ext. 2403
  • Delivery: Akwesasne Justice Department (Angus Mitchell Memorial Building in Kana:takon)


Deadline for comments: Friday, February 3, 2023 at 4 p.m.


Please feel free to contact the Akwesasne Justice Department through the above-noted email address, phone number or the MCA website to obtain a copy of the Residency Law.