On May 13th-May 15th, the Federal Indian Day School Class Action settlement was heard and court was adjourned pending a decision from the Federal Judge Justice Phelan.
At this time, no decision has been rendered regarding the Indian Day School class action. Once a decision is announced by the court, the class counsel Gowling WLG will be providing updates to class members and communities regarding next steps.
Community members are still encouraged to register with Gowling WLG to be added to their mailing list, so they may be informed when the decision is announced. Registration forms can be found online at www.indiandayschools.com under the “Contact and Register” button.
Community members can also pick up a form at the Mohawk Government Building #1, the Aboriginal Rights and Research Office at MG#2, and MCA Administration #1 Building in Kana:takon.
The final Information
Meetings for the Akwesasne Election Law – Amendment for the District of Kana:takon,
which was rescheduled due to the passing of a community member, has been
rescheduled as follows:
District of Kana:takon
– Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – 6:00pm-8:00pm at Kana:takon School Multi-Purpose
to submit comment on the Akwesasne Election Law – Amendment has been extended
to June 28, 2019.
information on the proposed Akwesasne Election Law – Amendment Community
Consultation process, please contact:
Council of Akwesasne hired the electrical engineering services of WSP Canada
Inc. to prepare drawings for the replacement and installation of new LED street
lights on the Main Island Road east, on Kawehno:ke, between Akwesasne
International Road and Philip-Hopps Memorial Road.
of Technical Services and its Portfolio Chiefs brought the concept plan to
public meetings regarding the Kawehno:ke hydro pole replacement to talk about
the need for street lighting as a safety requirement and to receive feedback.
Portfolio Chiefs collaborated with Cornwall Electric/a Fortis Ontario Company
to purchase the new energy-efficient LED lighting and to install the units to
the new hydro-electric poles.
The installation is now complete and Kawehno:ke has met the goal of pedestrian and vehicle safety. The picture below will show the example of illumination for the project area. This installation is only the first phase of street lighting and the Department of Technical Services is currently reviewing other areas in the community in need; pending available funding, DTS is working towards providing more improved street lighting throughout Akwesasne.
The MCA and Department of Technical Services thanks the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Indigenous Services Canada for providing the funds to bring this project to completion. MCA also thanks Cornwall Electric/a Fortis Ontario Company for their collaboration with the project.
“I would like to thank the community for their patience as this has been a long time coming,” said Kawehno:ke District Chief Vince Thompson. “This is only phase 1 of Kawehno:ke’s street light plan. We have been receiving positive responses from the community and we’re proud to have utilized the protocols that are in place to get the job done. Niawenko:wa to all those involved in this project.”
MCA’s Wholistic Health & Wellness Program is sponsoring free 2-day workshops in July and August for all caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
JULY Where: Best Western Hotel (1515 Vincent Massey Drive, Cornwall, ON) When: July 18-19 | 9 AM – 5 PM
AUGUST Where: Best Western Hotel (1515 Vincent Massey Drive, Cornwall, ON) When: August 15-16 | 9 AM – 5 PM
To register, please contact Kyle Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 613-575-2341 ext. 3107.
The Trustees of the Mohawks of Akwesasne Community Settlement
Trust are pleased to announce that they will be granting ten (10) $2,500
Scholarships for full-time studies and five (5) $1,000 Scholarships for
part-time studies for Akwesasronon who are attending Universities, Colleges or
Technical Institutes. The Trustees reserve the right to reallocate funds
between scholarships for full-time studies and part-time studies based on the
Who can apply for
Any Akwesasronon member who is pursuing a
post-secondary degree, and did not receive a grant from the 2018 Trust
Scholarship program. A letter of confirmation of admission, a copy of an official
transcript/report card and copy of a completed Membership Confirmed form signed
by the Applicant are required.
What is the
deadline for submitting an application?