The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is currently filling three (3) vacant seats on the Akwesasne Review Commission (ARC). One (1) vacant seat for the district of Kana:takon, with a term of three (3) years; One (1) vacant seat for the district of Kawehno:ke, with a term of three (3) years, and One (1) vacant seat for the district of Tsi Snaihne, with a term of three (3) years.

The Akwesasne Review Commission was established as an independent body to hold every Justice and every member of a Decision-Making Body accountable to the community by enabling their conduct to be examined fairly and impartially pursuant to the Charter. The Akwesasne Review Commission shall have exclusive responsibility to receive, investigate and decide upon a Complaint made in respect of the conduct of every Justice and every member of a Decision-Making Body.

The Honorarium rate for this position is determined by Council’s Honorarium Policy, which is $25-hourly for meetings, training and investigation or Complaint related sessions and drafting decisions.

To qualify for appointment for the position, a person must:
a) be a Member;
b) have attained the age of Thirty-five (35) years of age;
c) have been resident in the Territory of a First Nation for at least ten (10) years and within the past fifteen (15) years;
d) have knowledge of Mohawk culture and traditions;
e) have adequate education and relevant work or life experience, and possess an interest in the settling of disputes;
f) not be an elected member of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne or the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council;
g) not also hold the position of Decision-Making Body;
h) never have been convicted of an offence under the Akwesasne Banishment Law, the Akwesasne Drug Law, an indictable offence in Canada or a felony in the United States;
i) not have been convicted of an offence under Akwesasne Law or a summary conviction offence in Canada, or a misdemeanor in the United States in the past 5 years;
j) produce to the Akwesasne Justice Department Director, a valid certificate of Canadian Police Information Centre clearance from a conviction database query prior to the appointment; and
k) never have been removed from the Akwesasne Review Commission.

Initial term of appointment is three (3) years.

If interested please contact the Akwesasne Justice Department, Iris LaFrance at (613) 575-5000 ext. 2414.

DEADLINE: Seskehkó:wa/September 4, 2020 by 4:00 PM