MCA Community Health Program and Wholistic Health and Wellness Program Relocating

Please be advised that the MCA Community Health Program and Wholistic Health and Wellness Program will be relocating to our newly renovated work spaces from April 17th to April 24th. Please be advised that we are working diligently to restore our telephones and network services which are expected to be fully operational on April 24th. If you experience difficulty with connecting with any of our program staff, please call 613-575-2341. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our community members.

WORKING LUNCH TO CELEBRATE MAPLE SYRUP WITH TSIIONKWANONHSO:TE RESIDENTS AND FAMILIES

Family members, friends, and concerned community members are invited to a working lunch at Tsiionkwanonhso:te being held on Wednesday, April 17 at 12 p.m. noon. This meal will celebrate maple syrup and includes menu items to reflect the residents’ favorite breakfast items. To save your seat, please RSVP at 613-932-1409 or email vincent.lazore@akwesasne.ca; sonja.sylvester@akwesasne.ca; or aleesha.king@akwesasne.ca. Family members, friends, and concerned community members are invited to a working lunch at Tsiionkwanonhso:te being held on Wednesday, April 17 at 12 p.m. noon. This meal will celebrate maple syrup and includes menu items to reflect the residents’ favorite breakfast items. To save your seat, please RSVP at 613-932-1409 or email vincent.lazore@akwesasne.ca; sonja.sylvester@akwesasne.ca; or aleesha.king@akwesasne.ca.

MACHINE READABLE STATUS CARD SESSIONS

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to invite the community to learn more from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) as they introduce a machine readable format on Secure Certificate of Indian Status cards. This has been done to help simplify the border crossing process for First Nations individuals using the status cards as a piece of identification at ports of entry (POE) between Canada and the United States.

Akwesasronon are encouraged to learn more about the machine readable status card at the following sessions:

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

  • Lunch & Learn | Kawehno:ke Recreation Center | 11:30 AM – 1 PM
  • Intake Session | Kawehno:ke Recreation Center | 5 PM – 7:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

  • Intake Session | Kawehno:ke Recreation Center | 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Click here to access a fact sheet on the MRZ status cards: http://bit.ly/SCIS-MRZ_FactSheet

For more information, please contact Mohawk Government at 613-575-2348. Please see attached.

MCA BY-ELECTION | NOMINATIONS FOR KAWEHNO:KE DISTRICT CHIEF

A Mohawk Council of Akwesasne By-Election for the position of one (1) District Chief in the District of Kawehno:ke will be held on June 1, 2019. Nominations will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tri-District Elders Lodge on Kawehno:ke.

Therefore, a revised Voters List will be posted at the following locations:

  • Bank of Montreal
  • Jocks Store
  • Express Gas

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict at 613-575-2250 ext. 2406.

VISITOR RESTRICTIONS AT IAKHIHSOHTHA DUE TO RESPIRATORY OUTBREAK

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.

INFORMATION MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR AKWESASNE FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION LAW

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 www.akwesasne.ca.

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

COMMUNITY CALL OUT FOR “LIVING WITH DIABETES” VIDEO INTERVIEW


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 www.akwesasne.ca/smartakwesasne.

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.

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