The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Dept. of Infrastructure, Housing & Environment (DIHE) along with the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) would like to share information with the community on the process underway for the evaluation and upgrading of our three schools’ air conditioning units. 


Presently, each school is without complete air conditioning, and this is due to the present infrastructure and lack of electrical power and wiring needed.  All three schools are currently using the maximum amount of power that the electrical system can safely allow. Providing cooled air to all classrooms of our three schools is a complex and costly endeavour; we are currently exploring all options to improve the environment for our teachers and staff during the hotter months.   


The following steps are underway, being led by DIHE:  


Phase 1: 

  • Consultants conducting a “load study” and exploring ways to obtain additional power 
  • Exploration of interim fixes 
  • Preparation of Request for Quotes to Contractors for construction and installation of new HVAC systems 


Phase 2: 

  • Secure funding 
  • New full HVAC replacement installed for Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School and Tsi Snaihne School. Kana:takon School will take place 3rd due to additional work needed in preparation. 


Timelines are to be determined and updates will be provided as the projects progress. The DIHE and their consultants are committed to finding interim fixes in the meantime in order to keep the schools as cool as possible.