COUNCIL HOLDING SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING TO PRESENT PETITION RESULTS
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is notifying the community that a petition to remove Kawehno:ke District Chief Vince Thompson was presented at the June 29, 2023 MCA General Meeting by a community member.
According to Section 16 (2)(a) of the Akwesasne Election Law, a petition to remove a District Chief must be signed by “an equal number of votes plus one from the official total number of votes” that the District Chief received on election/by-election day.
Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict will present a verified report on the petition signatures to Council.
Section 16.(5) of the Akwesasne Election Law requires that the results of the petition be delivered at a General Meeting and that Council “shall declare the member removed and order a By-Election for that position.”
Therefore, Council has called for a Special General Meeting to take place on Thursday, July 6, 2023 at the Kawehno:ke Recreation Center and via Zoom in order to present the results of the petition. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Please email email@example.com to receive a Zoom link.
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
Ohiarihkó:wa/July 6th, 2023
Kawehno:ke Recreation Center/Zoom Video Conference
1. CALL TO ORDER
A. Council Attendance
B. Moment of silence
2. COUNCIL AGENDA ACCEPTANCE
3. RULES OF ORDER
A. Acceptance of Petition Results