On May 13th-May 15th, the Federal Indian Day School Class Action settlement was heard and court was adjourned pending a decision from the Federal Judge Justice Phelan.
At this time, no decision has been rendered regarding the Indian Day School class action. Once a decision is announced by the court, the class counsel Gowling WLG will be providing updates to class members and communities regarding next steps.
Community members are still encouraged to register with Gowling WLG to be added to their mailing list, so they may be informed when the decision is announced. Registration forms can be found online at www.indiandayschools.com under the “Contact and Register” button.
Community members can also pick up a form at the Mohawk Government Building #1, the Aboriginal Rights and Research Office at MG#2, and MCA Administration #1 Building in Kana:takon.
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
to submit comment on the Akwesasne Election Law – Amendment has been extended
to June 28, 2019.
information on the proposed Akwesasne Election Law – Amendment Community
Consultation process, please contact:
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.
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.
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.”
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 email@example.com or at 613-575-2341 ext. 3107.
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.