INFORMATION MEETINGS RESCHEDULED FOR AKWESASNE ELECTION LAW – AMENDMENT

The final Information Meetings for the Akwesasne Election Law – Amendment for the District of Kana:takon, which was rescheduled due to the passing of a community member, has been rescheduled as follows:

  • District of Kana:takon – Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – 6:00pm-8:00pm at Kana:takon School Multi-Purpose Room

The deadline to submit comment on the Akwesasne Election Law – Amendment has been extended to June 28, 2019.

For more information on the proposed Akwesasne Election Law – Amendment Community Consultation process, please contact:

Kyrie Ransom, Justice Coordinator

Akwesasne Justice Department

613-575-2250 ext. 2403

15 Akwesasne Street

Akwesasne, Quebec

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ENERGY-EFFICIENT STREET LIGHTING INSTALLED ON KAWEHNO:KE

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne hired the electrical engineering services of WSP Canada Inc. to prepare drawings for the replacement and installation of new LED street lights on the Main Island Road east, on Kawehno:ke, between Akwesasne International Road and Philip-Hopps Memorial Road.

The Department of Technical Services and its Portfolio Chiefs brought the concept plan to public meetings regarding the Kawehno:ke hydro pole replacement to talk about the need for street lighting as a safety requirement and to receive feedback.

DTS and Portfolio Chiefs collaborated with Cornwall Electric/a Fortis Ontario Company to purchase the new energy-efficient LED lighting and to install the units to the new hydro-electric poles.

The installation is now complete and Kawehno:ke has met the goal of pedestrian and vehicle safety. The picture below will show the example of illumination for the project area. This installation is only the first phase of street lighting and the Department of Technical Services is currently reviewing other areas in the community in need; pending available funding, DTS is working towards providing more improved street lighting throughout Akwesasne.

The MCA and Department of Technical Services thanks the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Indigenous Services Canada for providing the funds to bring this project to completion. MCA also thanks Cornwall Electric/a Fortis Ontario Company for their collaboration with the project.

“I would like to thank the community for their patience as this has been a long time coming,” said Kawehno:ke District Chief Vince Thompson. “This is only phase 1 of Kawehno:ke’s street light plan. We have been receiving positive responses from the community and we’re proud to have utilized the protocols that are in place to get the job done. Niawenko:wa to all those involved in this project.”

KASTOWA MAKING WORKSHOP

The Akwesasne Child & Family Services Program is excited to sponsor a kastowa making workshop for the community!

When: June 24— 26 | 5 PM – 9 PM
Where: Mohawk Nation Cook House

This is a family event and no drop-offs will be allowed. There are only 25 spots, so register soon!

For more information or to register, please contact Allen Smoke at 613-575-2341 ext. 3139.

FATHER’S DAY BASH

Community members are invited to a Father’s Day Bash being held on Kawehno:ke!

When: Saturday, June 15 | 12 PM – 4 PM
Where: Rec Road Tennis Courts 

Celebrate your rakeni with some fun activities and a chance to win some great prizes!

APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING (ASIST) IN JULY & AUGUST

MCA’s Wholistic Health & Wellness Program is sponsoring free 2-day workshops in July and August for all caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

JULY
Where: Best Western Hotel (1515 Vincent Massey Drive, Cornwall, ON)
When: July 18-19 | 9 AM – 5 PM

AUGUST
Where: Best Western Hotel (1515 Vincent Massey Drive, Cornwall, ON)
When: August 15-16 | 9 AM – 5 PM

To register, please contact Kyle Thompson at kyle.thompson@akwesasne.ca or at 613-575-2341 ext. 3107.

NOTICE OF TENDER: TSI SNAIHNE BIRCH ROAD WATERMAIN CONSTRUCTION & DOMESTIC WATER SERVICE CONNECTIONS

TENDER FOR CONTRACT 2019-001 BIRCH ROAD RECONSTRUCTION

Tenders, sealed in envelopes and clearly marked as to the contents, will be received by Mr. Joe Francis, Acting Director of Technical Services, Akwesasne Technical Services Unit, Administration Building No. 3, Cornwall Island, Ontario K6H 5T3, Telephone (613) 936-1548, until:

11:00 a.m. local time  July 5, 2019

for the construction of the works described below.

On the same day, commencing at 11:05 a.m. local time, the tenders will be opened and read publicly at the Cornwall Island Administration Office #3 on Cornwall Island.

The work consists of 150mm dia. watermain construction on Birch Road from Border Road intersection to the end of Birch Road (approx. 275m). Disturbed road surface areas to be restored to existing conditions, water services to be installed to existing residential units on the road (approx. 5), complete with interior connections, existing well capping, and entrance culvert replacements.

Plans, specifications and tender forms may be obtained from Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Cornwall Island Administration Building No. 3, Cornwall Island, Ontario.

Tenders must be accompanied by a tender deposit payable to the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne as follows:

·       for First Nations contractors in the form of a certified cheque, bank draft or money order in the amount of 10% of the total tender price to a maximum of $20,000;

·       for all other contractors as a Bid Bond for an amount equal to 10% of the total tender price.

Evaluation of all tenders will follow the Tendering Policy of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, which is intended to increase the participation of local and other Aboriginal businesses in construction and materials supply contracting.

Tenders are subject to a formal contract being prepared and executed. The Council reserves the right to reject any or all tenders and the lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

CONTACTS:

Jp2g Consultants Inc.

Engineers • Planners • Project Managers

1150 Morrison Drive, Suite 410

Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8S9

Telephone: 613- 828-7800

Facsimile: 613-828-2600

E-mail: ottawa@jp2g.com

Mr. Joe Francis, Acting Director

Department of Technical Services

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

101 Tewasateni Road

Akwesasne, Ontario K6H 0G5

Telephone: 613-936-1548

Facsimile: 613-938-6760

E-mail: joe.francis@akwesasne.ca

FATHER’S DAY FAMILY KICKBALL

The MCA’s Wholistic Health & Wellness Program is excited to sponsor a Father’s Day Family Kickball event for the community!

When: Thursday, June 13 | 4 PM – 6 PM
Where: Kana:takon Recreation Center

There will be snacks, music and prizes — join us for an afternoon of free fun!

3RD ANNUAL LITTLE HEROES SAFETY TRAINING CAMP & OBSTACLE RACE

Calling all superheroes — join us on Friday, June 7 from 5 PM – 8 PM at the Kana:takon Recreation Center for a chance to learn some tips on everything from water safety, sun safety, road safety to environment safety and cyber safety in superhero style!

There will be hero certification once all booths are visited, as well as a cape making and photo booth for superhero selfies!

The obstacle races are for kids ages 2 and older. Don’t forget to wear your superhero costume!

For more information, please email Annie Cree at acree@iakwashatste.com. 

PREPARING OUR HOME WORKSHOP

The Akwesasne Youth Council would like to invite youth ages 15-29 to take part in a workshop centered around emergency preparedness, disaster risk education and climate change action in our community. 

This workshop is an opportunity for Akwesasronon youth to develop their leadership skills and learn how to utilize traditional knowledge when preparing for an emergency!

When: Friday, June 14 | 9 AM – 4 PM
Where: A’nowara’ko:wa Arena (Turtle Room)

Know the risks. Make a plan. Get a kit.

For more information or to register, please contact the Akwesasne Youth Council at 613-575-2348 or akwesasneyouthcouncil@gmail.com. 

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