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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DRAFT AKWESASNE CANNABIS LAW ACCEPTED IN PRINCIPLE; MOVING TO COMMUNITY CONSULTATION PHASE

For Immediate Release Seskehko:wa/September 20, 2022 The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has been working to develop a community cannabis law to regulate the cannabis after it was legalized by Canada in 2019.  The Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Procedural Regulation determines the steps for new laws to be developed. On Sept. 20, 2022, Council accepted the Draft Akwesasne Cannabis Law› in principle, […]

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MOHAWK COUNCIL OF AKWESASNE CONGRATULATES MICHELLE O’BONSAWIN, FIRST INDIGENOUS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE  

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is pleased to congratulate Michelle O’Bonsawin on her historic nomination to the Supreme Court of Canada, the country’s highest court. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on August 19, 2022.  O’Bonsawin is an Abenaki member of the Odanak First Nation in Quebec, and she will become the first indigenous person to be appointed to […]

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CHILD’S RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES LAW — COMMUNITY INPUT SESSIONS

As a result of the Legislative Development Priorities Survey (completed in May 2022), Akwesasronon identified a new law to be created for the community: the Child’s Rights & Responsibilities Law.   A Working Task Group has been created for this law, along with a work plan and schedule for its legislative development. The WTG would like to meet with the […]

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RECORD SUSPENSION APPLICATION WORKSHOP

Would you like to know the process to apply for a Record Suspension? Would you like to explore a Record Suspension for yourself, a family member, or friend?  The Akwesasne Justice Department would like to invite interested community members to attend a public legal education workshop on the Parole Board of Canada’s 9-step application process for a Record Suspension. The […]

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