BILL S-3 FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne invites the community to attend the following sessions to learn more of the amendments and offer comments on Bill S-3.

Bill S-3 legislation is an act to amend the Indian Act in response to the Superior Court of Quebec decision in Descheneaux versus Canada. The Bill (which deals with Indian registration & membership) received Royal Assent on December 12, 2017, and some parts took effect on December 22, 2017.

The amendments introduced addresses specific inequities identified in Descheneaux as well as other sex-based inequities. This included:

  • Flexibility in the types of evidence provided by applicants with an unknown or unstated parent, grandparent or other ancestor.

Bill S-3 also introduced provisions with a delayed implementation (since 2017), they include:

  • 1951 cut-off;
  • Second generation cut-off;
  • Issues related to adoption;
  • Continued federal role in determining Indian status.
  • Other areas open for discussion include categories in Indian registration, border crossing, impacts on language and culture, self-government, and the overall impacts of Bill S-3 will have on the community.

FOCUS GROUP MEETING:

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | A’nowara’ko:wa Arena (Turtle Room) | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For more information on the meetings, please contact Rachel Lazare (613-575-2250) or Dr. Dolly McDonald (rosealmamcdonald@sympatico.ca).

IOHAHI:IO – NEW SPRING 2019 COURSES AT ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE

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.

CLASS: 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.

CLASS: MANAGING CHANGE

  • 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.

MCA OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS OUT OF STATUS CARDS

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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