AKWESASNE CHILD’S RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES LAW UPDATE – JANUARY 2023

JANUARY 2023   The Working Task Group (WTG) for the Akwesasne Child’s Rights & Responsibility Law would like to provide the community with a brief update regarding the progress of the law development.   Phase I of the Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Procedural Regulations (ALEPR) is “Development of a Proposed Law”. This includes introducing the law to the community.   Our […]

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AKWESASNE RESIDENCY LAW AMENDMENTS: REQUEST FOR COMMUNITY INPUT

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 […]

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AKWESASNE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LAW: COMMUNITY CONSULTATION SESSIONS

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne through MCR 2020/2021 – #265, dated January 19, 2021, established a Working Task Group to draft an emergency response law.   The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne through MCR 2022/2023 – #173, dated October 2, 2022, “Accepts in Principle” the Draft Emergency Management Law, dated September 26, 2022.   The draft law will now proceed to […]

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OFFICIAL RESULTS OF KANA:TAKON BY-ELECTION

A by-election was held in the district of Kana:takon on December 3, 2022 for one (1) District Chief. An appeal letter was filed and the appeal board deemed that the submission did not meet the standards of an appeal prescribed by the Akwesasne Election Law.   CANDIDATE TOTAL VOTES Theresa Jacobs 30 Larry King 38 Rachel Lazare 8 Dalton Thomas […]

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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS OF KANA:TAKON BY-ELECTION

Tsiothohrha/December 3, 2022   The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Chief Electoral Officer has released the unofficial results of the Kana:takon By-Election held on December 3, 2022.    CANDIDATE TOTAL VOTES Theresa Jacobs 30 Larry King 38 Rachel Lazare 8 Dalton Thomas 11 Sherril Thomas-Lazare 28   Any appeals must be hand delivered to the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Station no later […]

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OFFICIAL NOMINATION RESULTS FOR KANA:TAKON BY-ELECTION

The following are the official results of the Kana:takon by-election nominations held on November 12, 2022 for the position of District Chief: Larry King Theresa Jacobs Rachel Lazare Dalton Thomas Sherril Thomas-Lazare   A by-election for one (1) District Chief will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 in the district of Kana:takon from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at […]

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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS OF KANA:TAKON BY-ELECTION NOMINATIONS

The following are the unofficial results of the Kana:takon by-election nominations held on November 12, 2022 for one District Chief position. The deadline to accept nominations is Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 12 p.m.   Candidate Nominator Seconder Cheavee Willie Florence Phillips Shirley Phillips Larry King Ernestine Oakes Annie King Sherril Thomas-Lazore Johanne Jackson Jerry Jackson Theresa Jacobs Carlee King […]

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COMMUNITY CONSULTATION BEGINS FOR DRAFT AKWESASNE CANNABIS LAW

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is notifying the community that Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Procedural Regulations (LEPR) – Phase III Community Consultation in the development of the Draft Akwesasne Cannabis Law has begun. The Draft Akwesasne Cannabis Law was “Accepted in Principle” by Council MCR 2022/2023 – #159 dated September 19, 2022.   The Oversight Committee on Legislative Development presented a summary […]

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MCA DEVELOPING LAW FOR CHILD RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is developing a new community law which will protect the interests of children who are involved in child welfare services.  The “Child’s Rights & Responsibilities Law” will be developed over the next year, but the community’s input is greatly needed now prior to the actual drafting of the law.   “It’s important that we hear […]

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