The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to remind the community that the proposed draft Akwesasne Financial Administration Law has been accepted in principle for enactment following the Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Regulation. Council has determined that enactment will be through a secret ballot vote at a Special General Meeting held:

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Turtle Room, A’nowara’ko:wa Arena (Kawehno:ke)

Special General Meeting start time 10:00 a.m.

Voting by secret ballot is open to Eligible Voters as determined by the Akwesasne Election Law, which includes a person at the time of voting who:

(a) has attained eighteen years of age

(b) is a resident in a district;

(c) is a member of the Mohawks of Akwesasne;

(d) is Onkwehonwe.

Contact the Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict to verify that you are on the voters list at 613-575-2250 ext. 2406 before the Special General Meeting.

Information Meetings regarding the draft Akwesasne Financial Administration Law will be held on the following dates, times and locations:

District of Tsi Snaihne – Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – 6:00pm-8:00pm at Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education and Training Institute

• District of Kana:takon – Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 6:00pm-8:00pm at Kana:takon Recreation Centre

• District of Kawehno:ke – Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 6:00pm-8:00pm at Turtle Room, A’nowara’ko:wa Arena

The proposed Financial Administration Law supports sound financial administration practices by modernizing the rules dealing with financial management. Providing better rules for financial accountability will increase transparency and accountability to the Akwesasne community.

The proposed draft law will completed Phase III of the Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Regulation – Community Consultation in April 2019. Community comments received were compiled into a report for review and recommendation by the Akwesasne Legislative Commission, followed by a second legal review and input from the Working Task Group.

A full copy of the law, this Community Notice, and a report on community consultation including a summary of changes, was mailed to every household in the Districts beginning Monday, June 24, 2019. If you did not receive a copy in your mailbox, or are interested in picking up the information package directly, you can request these documents at the Akwesasne Justice Department 613-575-2250 ext. 2400. You can also access these documents online at

For more information on the proposed Akwesasne Financial Administration Law Community Consultation, please contact:

Kyrie Ransom, Justice Coordinator

Akwesasne Justice Department

613-575-2250 ext. 2403

15 Akwesasne Street

Akwesasne, Quebec

H0M 1A0

Click the link to view the final draft of the Akwesasne Financial Administration Law: