MCA ANNOUNCES HIRING OF NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) is proud to announce the appointment of Heather Phillips to the position of Executive Director, effective June 24, 2019. The Executive Director is responsible for directing day-to-day operations of the organization, providing strategic leadership to staff, improving community and external relations, assisting in governance implementation, managing risk, and promoting employee satisfaction. The Executive Director also ensures […]

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KAWEHNO:KE BY-ELECTION — UNOFFICIAL NOMINEES

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER Mohawk Council of Akwesasne By Election Vanessa Adams nominated by: Tammy David seconded by Laura David Barnes Lloyd Benedict Jr. nominated by: Jerome White seconded by Mary White The deadline for candidates to accept their nomination is Wednesday May 1st 2019 on or before 12p.m. If needed a By Election will be held on […]

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AKWESASNE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION 2019 PRIORITIZATION RESULTS

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has established an Akwesasne Legislative Commission to oversee, receive community input, and provide community guidance and direction in the development of Akwesasne Laws. A Public Comment Session was held on October 18, 2018 to provide the Akwesasne community an opportunity to bring forward and/or identify any legislative needs. The Akwesasne Legislative Commission reviewed documentation relating to […]

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ONGOING DEVELOPMENT TO REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR CANNABIS INDUSTRY IN AKWESASNE

On Friday, February 22 in Kana:takon, events took place that have caused concern for the safety and well-being of community members. While we continue to respect every individual’s right to peacefully demonstrate, we cannot condone aggressive behaviour, or acts of vandalism. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s top priority is the safety of our community members and the well-being of Akwesasne […]

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MCA UPDATE ON CANNABIS LICENSING

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) passed the Akwesasne Interim Cannabis Regulation (MCR 2018 #212), which governs the possession, use, cultivation, sale, and distribution of cannabis in Akwesasne under the jurisdiction of the MCA. The regulation includes the requirement for cannabis-related businesses to obtain a license from the MCA. The Akwesasne Interim Cannabis Regulation took effect on October 17, 2018 when […]

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AKWESASNE COURT: IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEALS FILED UNDER THE TSIKARISTISERE/DUNDEE LAND CLAIM SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

File #: Respectively (A) Appellant (R) Respondent 001-DSRR-12/18 (A) Scott Peters v (R ) MCA Chief Referendum Officer Leona Benedict 002-DSRR-12/18 (A) Ronald M. Sunday v (R ) MCA Chief Referendum Officer Leona Benedict 003-DSRR-12/18 (A) Steven Thompson v (R ) MCA Chief Referendum Officer Leona Benedict 004-DSRR-12/18 (A) Virginia M. Johnson v (R ) MCA Chief Referendum Officer Leona […]

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Callout for Akwesasne Health Board Representatives

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health is seeking three (3) community representatives to sit on the Akwesasne Health Board 2019-2020 FY; one (1) member from Kana:takon District; One (1) member from the Kawehno:ke District and One (1) member from the Tsi Snaihne District. To qualify for appointment to the Akwesasne Advisory Health Board a person must: Be a […]

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CALL FOR AKWESASNE MOHAWK POLICE COMMISSIONERS

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is currently filling vacant seats on the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission (AMPC), for the district of Kawehno:ke and Tsi Snaihne, with a term of three (3) years. To qualify for appointment to the AMPC, a candidate must: be enrolled as a member of Akwesasne pursuant to the Akwesasne Membership Code (does not include probationary members); […]

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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 […]

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