MCA CONGRATULATES JOYCE KING ON RETIREMENT

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to extend congratulations and appreciation to longtime employee Joyce Tekahnawiiaks King on her retirement!   Joyce has served the community of Akwesasne in many capacities, from working with the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs to managing Indian Time newspaper to defending our environmental rights. In 2008, Joyce joined the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne […]

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REFERENDUM CALLED FOR SEAWAY CLAIM SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE — The Chief Referendum Officer (Chief Electoral Officer) Leona Benedict hereby gives notice of an upcoming referendum on the Seaway Claim Settlement Agreement. In accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the ballot question for this referendum is;   “As a voter of the Mohawks of Akwesasne, do you: agree to and approve the terms and […]

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RFP: LEGAL COUNSEL SERVICES

The Akwesasne Justice Department (AJD) is requesting interested candidates to submit a proposal for legal services. Interested candidates must be a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Le Barreau of Quebec. The AJD has a mandate to provide a comprehensive justice system, inclusive of legal services.  If you have any questions regarding the request for proposal (RFP), please contact: […]

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AKWESASNE ELECTION LAW AMENDMENT: COMMUNITY CONSULTATION SESSIONS

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne will be hosting community consultation sessions regarding the Akwesasne Election Law Amendment on the following dates:   Monday, May 1
Kawehno:ke Recreation Center6-8:30 p.m.   Tuesday, May 2Kana:takon Recreation Center6-8:30 p.m.   Wednesday, May 3Tsi Snaihne Recreation Center6-8:30 p.m.   The proposed areas of change are: Composition of Council, Term of Council, Eligibility of Candidate, and […]

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LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES SURVEY

Through Mohawk Council Resolution 2021/2022 #184, the Oversight Committee on Legislative Development is mandated to complete three Akwesasne Laws on a yearly basis; to achieve the mandate, they need to identify the legislative priorities for Akwesasne.   The Oversight Committee is asking for community input to help determine which legislative needs should be prioritized for development. The laws in need […]

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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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