Akwesasne Court

The Akwesasne Court Law Number 2016-01 was passed under Mohawk Council Resolution 2015-2016- #322 and enacted on February 12, 2016, coming into force: August 12, 2016.

The Akwesasne Court has been in the community since the early 1970’s and is considered to be a community-based justice system. The recently passed Akwesasne Court Law expresses the Mohawks of Akwesasne wish to exercise their right to self-determination and aboriginal right of self-government by enacting the Court Law setting out the jurisdiction, authority and responsibilities of the Akwesasne Court Law.

The purpose of the Akwesasne Court Law follows the principles: Sken:nen (peace), Kasatstensera (strength); and Kanikonri:io (a good mind) and values of: Respect for life, Respect for the person/being; and Respect for property.

The community is encouraged to take the time to read our Court Law and to become familiar with the contents of our own Court Law.

Services provided by the Akwesasne Court include:

Any questions or court service related inquiries may be made by calling 1-613-575-2250 ext. 1025 or 1026.