The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) recently presented information at the October General Meeting on a proposed alternative reporting proposal that is being considered by MCA and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). MCA has been requesting an alternative reporting mechanism since the CBSA port of entry was moved off Kawehno:ke in 2009 and on September 11, 2017 CBSA presented MCA with a proposal for establishing an unmanned alternative reporting station on Kawehno:ke.           


MCA will host a series of focus meetings to further discuss this topic and gather feedback from the community on whether or not the alternative reporting proposal is favorable. Your participation and input is valuable and needed.


The MCA's CBSA Alternative Reporting Focus Meetings will be held:



***TONIGHT*** Monday, November 27, 2017 – 6 p.m. – Tsi Snaihne Recreation


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – 2 p.m. – Kana:takon Recreation


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – 6 p.m. – Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School (Multi-purpose Room)



Grand Chief Abram Benedict’s CBSA Alternative Reporting Proposal Presentation can be found on our website at You can also view Grand Chief Benedict’s presentation of the proposal in the October General Meeting Video on the MCA Youtube Channel, beginning at approximately 38:00. Click here to view the presentation:


If you have any additional questions please contact the Mohawk Government Office at 613=575-2348 or email and your question will be forwarded to the appropriate department/person.