AKWESASNE FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION LAW SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING VOTING PROCESS

Special General Meeting vote scheduled for July 27, 2019 at 10:00am

 

TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – A Special General Meeting will be held to hold a secret ballot vote on the following question:

 

“Do you approve the Akwesasne Financial Administration Law?”

 

The Special General Meeting will be held on:

 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Starting at 10:00 a.m.

A’nowara’ko:wa Arena Turtle Room

 

To start the meeting at 10:00am a quorum of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (e.g. minimum of 7 Council members) and an addition of at least twenty-five (25) Eligible Voters are needed to be present. If there is not twenty-five (25) Eligible Voters present in addition to Council quorum within fifteen (15) minutes of the scheduled start time, the meeting will be rescheduled to another day. If at a second Special General Meeting the attendance threshold is still not met, the Akwesasne Financial Administration Law will be considered rejected.

 

If by 10:15am on Saturday, July 27, 2019 there is at least twenty-five (25) Eligible Voters present in addition to Council quorum, the meeting will begin. A summary of the Akwesasne Financial Administration Law will be read, followed by a motion from Council calling for the vote to take place. The secret ballot vote will be conducted by Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict and her Deputy Electoral Officers.

 

Eligible Voters interested in voting may enter the meeting any time after the start of the meeting to vote. Council quorum must be maintained for the duration of the meeting.

 

During the voting process, Eligible Voters will be asked to provide government issued identification to verify they are listed on the Voters List. Eligible Voters will be asked to sign-in and receive a ballot with the specified ballot question. They may then proceed to a voting compartment to complete their ballot in private, depositing their marked ballots into a secured ballot box once finished. At 12:00pm the voting period will end and a second motion will be passed closing the voting process after all Eligible Voters in the room have voted.

 

After the motion to close the voting process is passed, the Chief Electoral Officer and Deputy Electoral Officers will begin counting the ballots. Once they have completed counting all ballots they will immediately announce the results, which will be recorded in the minutes. If the voting results indicate the Akwesasne Financial Administration Law is approved by the community, Council will pass a Mohawk Council Resolution approving the law. If the voting results indicate the Akwesasne Financial Administration Law is rejected by the community, Council will pass a Mohawk Council Resolution rejecting the law.

 

Eligible Voters are determined by the Akwesasne Election Law (2005), which includes a person at the time of voting who:

 

  • has attained eighteen (18) years of age;
  • is a resident in a district;
  • is a member of the Mohawks of Akwesasne;
  • is Onkwehonwe.

Contact the Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict to verify that you are on the voters list at 613-575-2250 ext. 2406 before the Special General Meeting.

 

This voting process described in this release is determined following the:

 

  • Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Regulation (2015) subsections 7.6-7.18 Enactment by secret ballot vote at a Special General Meeting
  • Akwesasne Election Law (2005) section 7.0 Eligibility of Voters; and
  • Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Procedure Regulation (2013) section 6.0 Quorum and section 10.0 Taking Care of Business

 

For more information on the proposed Akwesasne Financial Administration Law, please contact:

Kyrie Ransom, Justice Coordinator

Akwesasne Justice Department

613-575-2250 ext. 2403

15 Akwesasne Street

Akwesasne, Quebec

H0M 1A0

 

The draft Akwesasne Financial Administration Law (June 7, 2019) is available online at www.akwesasne.ca/justice/legislative-development/akwesasne-financial-administration-law/.

AFWP — OPEN HOUSE

MCA’s Akwesasne Family Wellness Program would like to invite the community to their first open house — take a tour, ask questions, meet the staff and more!

When: Wednesday, July 17 | 9 AM – 3 PM

Where: 19 Kawehno:ke Apartment Road | Kawehno:ke

Light refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes throughout the day!

For more information, please contact the AFWP at 613-937-4322. Please see attached.

PGM — BUNDLING OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Project Good Mind invites you to participate in their 1st annual bundling event for college students! Traditionally, when people left our community to carry or receive a message, we “bundled” them by providing them with the mental, spiritual, physical and emotional resources needed to have a safe, successful journey and return.

Join Project Good Mind for an evening of bundling, cultural teachings, laughter and meal-sharing as the community send you off to college!

When: Monday, August 12 | 4 PM – 7 PM
Where: A’nowara’ko:wa Arena | Kawehno:ke

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/PGM-Bundling2019Registration

For more information, please contact Project Good Mind at 315-842-2610 or Halle at 518-333-8021.

INTRODUCTION TO HEALING — TALKING CIRCLE & SWEAT LODGE CEREMONY

The MCA Wholistic Health & Wellness Program would like to invite the community to an introduction to healing workshop presented by Joey David and Harvey Herne.

When: Thursday, July 25 | 9 AM – 3:30 PM

Where: Tsiionkwanatiio (Route 37C)

Lunch will be provided. Participants are asked to bring tobacco for offerings, as well as an old blanket for the sweat lodge cover. To register, please contact Joey David at 613-575-2341 ext. 3113.

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION SESSION

The staff and family council of Tsiionkwanonhso:te would like to cordially invite Akwesasne community members and friends to partake in their Alzheimer’s Education Session!

The session will feature guest speaker Josee Desrochers, Education Coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Society of Cornwall & District.

When: Thursday, July 18 | 1 PM

Where: Tsiionkwanonhso:te Longterm Care Facility (South Activity Room)

This session will be an overview on dementia followed by a question & answer period. All community members who have been (or are currently) affected by dementia are encouraged to join in this learning experience! For more information, please contact Michelle at 1-343-370-1956 or at michelledavidson1974@outlook.com.

APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING (ASIST) IN JULY & AUGUST

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 kyle.thompson@akwesasne.ca or at 613-575-2341 ext. 3107.

FATHER’S DAY BASH

Community members are invited to a Father’s Day Bash being held on Kawehno:ke!

When: Saturday, June 15 | 12 PM – 4 PM
Where: Rec Road Tennis Courts

Celebrate your rakeni with some fun activities and a chance to win some great prizes!

KASTOWA MAKING WORKSHOP

The Akwesasne Child & Family Services Program is excited to sponsor a kastowa making workshop for the community!

When: June 24— 26 | 5 PM – 9 PM
Where: Mohawk Nation Cook House

This is a family event and no drop-offs will be allowed. There are only 25 spots, so register soon!

For more information or to register, please contact Allen Smoke at 613-575-2341 ext. 3139.

MACHINE READABLE STATUS CARD SESSION IN TSI SNAIHNE

MACHINE READABLE STATUS CARD SESSIONS IN TSI SNAIHNE
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. These intake sessions follow previous sessions held on Kawehno:ke last month (April 2019).

When: May 30 – 31 | 11 AM – 7 PM
Where: Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education & Training Institute

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

MACHINE READABLE STATUS CARD SESSIONS IN TSI SNAIHNE

MACHINE READABLE STATUS CARD SESSIONS IN TSI SNAIHNE
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. These intake sessions follow previous sessions held on Kawehno:ke last month (April 2019).

When: May 30 – 31 | 11 AM – 7 PM
Where: Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education & Training Institute

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

1 2 3 14