MOHAWK COUNCIL OF AKWESASNE TO HOLD BY-ELECTION WITHIN 90 DAYS
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is notifying the community that a petition was
presented to Council on August 30 at the General Meeting on Kawehno:ke/Cornwall Island.
The petition called for the removal of a Kawehno:ke District Chief from office.
In accordance with guidelines set forth in the Akwesasne Election Law and Akwesasne
Procedural Regulations, the petition was forwarded to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and
Justice Department for review. The results were presented to Council in a report, which
they presented to the community at the General Meeting on Thursday, September 27.
It was determined that the petition yielded the required number of signatures for the
removal of Kawehno:ke District Chief Dennis Chaussi. The CEO will have 90 days to hold a
by-election for the vacant Kawehno:ke District Chief position.
If you have any questions regarding the petition, please contact the Mohawk Government
office at 613-575-2348