The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is currently filling vacancies on the Akwesasne Review Commission (ARC): two (2) vacant seats for the district of Kana:takon, for a term of three (3) years; one (1) vacant seat for the district of Kawehno:ke, for a term of three (3) years; and one (1) vacant seat for the district of Tsi Snaihne, for 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 Committee 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 $50 hourly for meetings, training and investigation or Complaint related sessions.


To qualify for an appointment to the Akwesasne Review Commission, a candidate must:

  1. be a Member of Mohawks of Akwesasne;
  2. have attained the age of thirty-five (35) years of age;
  3. have been a in the territory of a First Nation for a least ten (10) years and within the past fifteen (15) years;
  4. have good character, credibility and reputation in the Akwesasne community;
  5. have knowledge of Mohawk cultures and traditions;
  6. have adequate education and relevant work or life experience, and possess an interest in the settling of disputes;
  7. not be an elected member of Council or the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, an employee of the Akwesasne Justice Department;
  8. Not be a Tsionkweta Teshakowennakhwa (Duty Counsel) or Raontiwennakara:tats (Prosecutor);
  9. never have been convicted of an offense under the Akwesasne Banishment Law, the Akwesasne Drug Law, an indictable offense in Canada or a felony in the United States;
  10. not have been convicted of an offense under Akwesasne Law, a summary conviction offense in Canada, or a misdemeanor in the United States in the past five (5) years;
  11. produce a valid certificate from the Canadian Police Information Centre;
  12. never have been previously removed from the Akwesasne Review Commission; and
  13. be considered as “In Good Standing” with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Good Standing Policy.


The call out is open until April 3, 2024 at 4:00 PM.


For inquiries or an application please contact Rosebud Cook, Court Administrator, at or 613-575-2250 ext. 1025.