TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE — The Chief Referendum Officer (Chief Electoral Officer) Leona Benedict hereby gives notice of an upcoming referendum on the Seaway Claim Settlement Agreement. In accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the ballot question for this referendum is;


“As a voter of the Mohawks of Akwesasne, do you: agree to and approve the terms and conditions of the Seaway Claim Settlement Agreement initialed by the negotiators for the Mohawks of Akwesasne, Canada, the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited, and the Seaway International Bridge Corporation Ltd., which settles and releases the Seaway Claim?”


The Settlement Agreement will only be signed with the approval of the community by referendum.


Online voting will be held from August 11 – August 25, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Polling stations will be set up on Saturday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:  

District of Kawehno:ke – Kawehno:ke Recreation Center
District of Tsi Snaihne – Tsi Snaihne Recreation Center
District of Kana:takon – Kana:takon School
Southern Portion of Akwesasne – SRMT Office for the Aging


If you are a member of the Mohawks of Akwesasne, as per the Akwesasne Membership Code and your name is on the Referendum Voters List, you will be eligible to vote.