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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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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ORANGE BENCH UNVEILING – ORANGE SHIRT DAY/NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION EVENT

The community and public are invited to attend a September 30th event to honour the children affected by Indian Residential Schools: the survivors, their descendants and the many children who did not come home. The event is taking place Friday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. Lamoureux Park in Cornwall.  Activities will include the orange bench unveiling, meal sharing of corn soup, […]

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GLOBAL BREASTFEEDING CHALLENGE 2022

Join the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Community Health Program as they participate in the annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge!  The Global Breastfeeding Challenge asks mothers to breastfeed their babies at the same time, in locations around the world!   The Akwesasne event will be held virtually on Oct. 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. To register your participation, call Community Health at […]

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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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MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO JAMES SMITH CREE NATION

PUBLIC STATEMENT For Immediate Release Seskehko:wa/September 7, 2022 The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is shocked, saddened and tremendously sympathetic over news of the James Smith Cree Nation tragedy this past weekend. This senseless tragedy has shaken all of Indian country as we all know how such profound loss and violent circumstances would impact all of our own families and First […]

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MCA DEPT. OF HEALTH & DEPT. OF COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICES SECURE ADDICTIONS SERVICES FACILITY FUNDING

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s (MCA) Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Community and Social Services (DCSS), in partnership with the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), will be opening a 4-bed addictions services facility in the community of Akwesasne.Made possible through funding from the provincial government as part of Ontario’s Addiction Recovery Fund, this investment ensures that individuals under the […]

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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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