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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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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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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OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

On April 4th, 2022, the OSC issued a press release providing an update on the Oversight Committee on Legislative Development and the Working Tasks Groups (WTG) that work on the development of three Akwesasne laws, namely: Cannabis Law, Emergency Management Law, and the Akwesasne Election Law Amendments.    The Cannabis Law has recently had its legal review completed. In accordance […]

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