Please be advised that the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Health considers the safety of the Iakhihsohtha  residents, employees and community members’ one of our highest priorities. Effective immediately, visits to Iakhihsohtha will have the following restrictions until further notice to contain an respiratory outbreak:

  • Limit your visit to one resident only.
  • No children <12 years old (except for palliative care)
  • Clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub:
    • When you arrive and before leaving
    • After any contact with residents
    • After coughing and sneezing
  • Check with a nurse before visiting
  • Follow all posted guidelines to protect yourself and others
  • No group activities (ex. Bingo, folding, etc.)

We will assess the status of the outbreak on a daily basis and will lift visitor restrictions as soon as the risk to our residents, families, employees and community members has been minimized.

MCA Department of Health thanks the community in advance for their cooperation throughout this precautionary measure.

Immediate family members of Iakhihsohtha residents should contact the facility directly at (613) 575-2507 for further information.

Daily updates will be provided and posted and on the MCA Facebook page as well as the Community Health Facebook Page.

For more information please call the Community Health office at (613) 575-2341 Ext. 3220.


The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne hereby gives notice of Information Meetings for the proposed draft Akwesasne Financial Administration Law on the following dates, times and locations:

• District of Kawehno:ke – Wednesday, February 20 | 6 PM – 8 PM | A’nowara’ko:wa Arena Turtle Room
• District of Kana:takon – Tuesday, March 26 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Kana:takon Recreation Center
• District of Tsi Snaihne – Wednesday, March 27 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Iohahiio Adult Education Center

The ‘Akwesasne Financial Administration Law’ Working Task Group has completed their mandate to develop a draft financial administration law. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne accepted in principle the proposed draft law on November 28, 2016, for the purpose of Community Consultation (MCR 2016/2017-#224).

The ‘Akwesasne Financial Administration Law’ Working Task Group has completed their mandate to develop a draft financial administration law. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne accepted in principle the proposed draft law on November 28, 2016, for the purpose of Community Consultation (MCR 2016/2017-#224).

The proposed Financial Administration Law supports sound financial administration practices by modernizing the rules dealing with financial management. Providing better rules for financial accountability will increase transparency and accountability to the Akwesasne community.

The proposed draft law will now proceed to Phase III of the Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Regulation – Community Consultation. Written comments on the draft law will be accepted at the Akwesasne Justice Department until March 29, 2019.

A 12-page summary of the proposed Akwesasne Financial Administration Law will be mailed to every household during the consultation period. If you do not receive a copy in your mailbox or are interested in the full version of the law, you can request a copy of either document to be mailed to you, personally. The full version of the proposed law is 52-pages in length. Contact the Akwesasne Justice Department at 613-575-2250 ext. 2400 with the relevant mailing address so a copy can be mailed to you. You can also access these documents online at

Members are asked to review the proposed draft law prior to the Information Meetings. These meetings will provide community members the opportunity to ask the Working Task Group questions on the proposed draft law, as well as giving the community the opportunity to provide comments and suggestions.

The sessions will be recorded and the comments will be given to the Akwesasne Legislative Commission for consideration, who will then direct changes to be made to the law, followed by a secondary legal review.

At the conclusion of Phase III – Community Consultation under the Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Regulation, enactment of proposed Akwesasne Laws is by way of either a referendum vote or vote at a Special General Meeting.

For more information on the proposed Akwesasne Financial Administration Law Community Consultation, please contact:

Kyrie Ransom, Justice Coordinator
Akwesasne Justice Department
613-575-2250 ext. 2403
15 Akwesasne Street
Akwesasne, Quebec
H0M 1A0


Smart Akwesasne would like to invite community members to participate in a video interview to share their stories on living with diabetes and how they manage it. We are hoping to hear from a wide range of community members of all age groups including any men, women and children who are diabetic, pre-diabetic, or a caregiver of those living with diabetes, to gain an understanding on how they think the use of technology could help combat diabetes. Smart Akwesasne will be utilizing the information gathered in the final proposal development for the Infrastructure Canada — Smart Cities Challenge.

In June of 2018, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne was named one of five National Finalists for this Smart Cities Challenge, receiving $250,000 to further develop a final proposal which will award $5 Million to one of the five cities. The final city will be chosen in Spring 2019. For full and complete information on the Smart Cities Challenge, please visit

Anyone interested in participating may contact Smart Akwesasne Community Coordinator — Jillian Roundpoint, no later than February 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. to set up an interview. An honorarium will be given to all those who wish to participate in this interview phase. Interviews may be conducted within the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne — Communications Department, or at home interviews, by appointment.


Ontario Court of Justice COURT LOCATIONS:

  • Barrie (4)
  • Brampton (4)
  • Hamilton (1)
  • Kenora (1)
  • Kenora (Indigenous-1) Kitchener (2)
  • London (2)
  • London (Indigenous-1)
  • Milton (1)
  • Newmarket (2)
  • Newmarket (Bilingual-1)
  • Ottawa (2)
  • Ottawa (Bilingual-2)
  • Sioux Lookout (1)
  • St. Catharines (1)
  • Thunder Bay (1)
  • Timmins (Indigenous-1)
  • Toronto (3)

Please check for an updated listing of advertised vacancies.

At the request of the Attorney General and in accordance with the Justices of the Peace Act, the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee invites applications for vacant Justice of the Peace positions in the Province of Ontario.

A Justice of the Peace is an independent judicial officer who presides in court over various proceedings under federal and provincial statutes. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications as set out in the Justices of the Peace Act.

The Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee reviews and evaluates applications and classifies candidates as “Not Qualified”, “Qualified” or “Highly Qualified”. Classifications are reported to the Attorney General, who recommends candidates for Order-in-Council appointments to the Ontario Court of Justice.

In addition to reflecting the diversity of Ontario’s population, applicants should also display the fundamental skills and abilities, personal characteristics and community awareness attributes set out in the Committee’s General Selection Criteria.

Bilingual positions require a high degree of proficiency in English as well as a superior level of oral and written proficiency in French. As Indigenous people comprise a large percentage of the population in the areas being serviced by the courts in Kenora, London and Timmins, we especially encourage people of Indigenous heritage and people with an in-depth understanding of Indigenous communities and the issues affecting those communities to apply for these vacancies.

For detailed information about these vacancies, minimum qualifications and General Selection Criteria, the required application form, and the Committee’s process, visit the website of the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee at See the Committee’s website also to view future vacancies and application deadlines and to sign up for email notifications. Notifications will also be posted on Twitter (@ONAttorneyGen) and LinkedIN (Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General). Applications must be received by the end of business on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Applications that arrive after that date, regardless of when shipped, will NOT be accepted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received by the specified date.


PLEASE NOTE: The Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee is transitioning towards online unpaid advertising only.

SIXTIES SCOOP Class Action Settlement

Collectiva will hold Information Sessions on the Sixties Scoop Settlement Claim Process.

The Sixties Scoop Class Action concerns any registered Indian or person eligible to be registered or Inuit person who was adopted or made a permanent ward and was placed in the care of non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents in Canada between January 1, 1951 and December 31, 1991, which resulted in the loss of cultural identity. Eligible class members could receive compensation between $25,000 and $50,000 depending on the overall number of eligible members.

Information Session

During the information session, class members will have access to professionals for answers to their questions, help in completing claim forms and financial wellness and planning presentation.

For the list of cities we will visit and for more information:

1 844 287-4270


Iohahi:io will be offering two new courses in Spring 2019 as part of the Leadership Development Series through St.Lawrence College.

Are you… Aspiring to a supervisory/leadership position? Front line or mid-level management? Self-employed in a small business setting?

Students in the program can expect to build on existing skills and experience and apply those skills to workplace situations. Content includes communications, ethics, performance management, change management, team building, planning and project management.


  • Every Monday from February 4 – April 18, 2019 (4:30—7:30 pm)
  • Leadership today involves all aspects of an organization and multiple skills, duties and responsibilities. This course is designed to meet the needs of leaders in any organization who may be new to project management or who have not had formal project management training. This course provides the practical knowledge to start and complete a project successfully from a leadership perspective. You will learn how the elements of the Project Management Body of Knowledge are applied during each phase of a project’s life cycle and the implications of project management on leadership within an organization. This will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects and project teams.
  • Cost for course: $300.00. Eligible and interested individuals who qualify for AMBE Post-Secondary funding will receive funds for to cover each class.


  • Every Wednesday from February 6 – April 10, 2019 (4:30—7:30 pm)
  • Today’s leaders are often called upon to implement and support the change process. They need to be able to identify and respond to internal and external factors that will determine when and what types of change initiatives are required. Environmental scanning, identifying trends, implementing and measuring successful change are all essential to developing and managing change to the benefit of the organization. Organizational readiness and risk assessment will also be covered in the context of best practices.
  • Cost for course: $300.00. Eligible and interested individuals who qualify for AMBE Post-Secondary funding will receive funds for to cover each class.

Contact Iohahi:io for more information at 613-575-2754.


The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Office of Vital Statistics is notifying the community that they do not have status cards.  The Office of Vital Statistics will notify the community when they receive another supply of status cards.


The Office of Vital Statistics is located at CIA #3 on Kawehno:ke, they can be reached at

(613) 575-2250 ext.1013.

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