The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission is saddened by the sudden passing of Ms. Lori Niioié:ren Jacobs.
Up until recently Lori held a seat on the KLCC as a Community Representative. As a Commissioner she conducted herself with integrity, wisdom and intelligence. The high standards she set for herself and others were a hallmark of her character. It was only fitting that she held a seat on the KLCC as she was known throughout her adult life as a person whose political activism and acumen were foremost in her heart. She worked throughout her life to make Kahnawà:ke a better place and for that we are eternally grateful.
The KLCC wishes to offer its sincerest condolences to her family and many friends and colleagues. She has played a major role in the ongoing development of governance in the community. For that and many other reasons we shall remember her fondly and with our greatest respect.
KAHNAWÀ:KE Justice System K103 Partyline Talkshow Topic
June 25, 2015
Chief Christine Zachary Deom and Director of Justice Services Ron Skye are guests on the K103 Partyline Talkshow to discuss the recently passed Kahnawà:ke Justice System Act.
CDMP Revisions in the works, Feedback and Suggestions needed
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Feedback and/or suggestions on proposed revisions to the Community Decision Making Process (CDMP) are underway. A substantial majority of participants have indicated they feel the CDMP is too lengthy. In response to this, the KLCC is proposing several changes to improve efficiency. They include:
Instituting a limit of six months for the creation of new laws or amendments to existing laws
Mandating that more preliminary work take place before the laws or amendments are brought to the community
Eliminating the Third Hearing and replacing it with a Formal Reading where the law is read into the public record
Other changes are being proposed to both the Type I process (fundamental laws that affect the entire community), the Type II process (laws that are regulatory in nature that affect specific segments of the community or special interest groups), as well as other related processes.
KAHNAWÀ:KE MEMBERSHIP LAW COMMUNITY FEEDBACK REPORT NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
The Community Feedback report on proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law can be accessed at the link below.
The feedback period to view the First Draft ended on 23, Tsothohrkó:wa/January 2015.
Questions or requests for Information on the Feedback Report and the proposed amendments to the law should be directed to Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Membership Registrar Rose-Ann Morris at 450-638-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tobacco Community Feedback report available for viewing
December 23, 2014
The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission (KLCC) wishes to advise the community that the report on Community Feedback has been completed and submitted. The document is now available for viewing below.
KAHNAWÀ:KE MEMBERSHIP LAW 15th COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
Posted on NOVEMBER 8, 2013
The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission is pleased to publish the record of discussions from the 15th Community Consultation meeting held on Tuesday, November 5th on the proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law.
The Community Feedback Report for the draft amendments to the Kahnawá:ke Election Law released
Posted on October 10, 2013
The community feedback report for the first draft of proposed amendments to the Kahnawà:ke Election Law is now available. The report is based on the community feedback recieved during the 30-day period which ended September 27th, 2013.
The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission is pleased to publish the results of a survey which ran from January through August 2013. The intent of the survey was to find out what perceptions the community had already about Community Decision Making Process, why there was such a low turn-out at community hearings, and to educate community members about the existing process.
MCK Election Law amendments, 30-Day review Process begins
Posted on august 21, 2013
The draft of the proposed amendments to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Election Law are now available to the community for a 30-day Review Period. Any and all feedback should be directed to Trina C. Diabo. Feedback/comments will be accepted until Friday, 27 Seskehkó:wa/September at 4pm.
Three documents (the draft amendments; a synopsis of the amendments; and a community feedback form) are available in the links below:
The amendments made to the Law were received throughout the Information Dissemination Phase, in October to December of 2011, and the Hearings at the Community Decision Making Process, which were held in February and March of 2012.
MCK announces plan to create law to counter Canada's S-2 legislation
Posted on July 19, 2013
(orginally published June 27, 2013 on KahnawakeTV.com)
In a press conference on Wednesday, June 27th, Mohawk Council of Kahnawą:ke (MCK) Chiefs Lloyd Phillips and Clinton Phillips announced the plan of action in regard to Canada's S-2 legislation.
The MCK will be approaching the community to give the mandate to use the 'Urgent Law-Making Provisions' in the Community Decision Making Process to begin the creation of a Kahnawą:ke law to counter the Federal Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (S-2). The legislation received Royal Assent on 19, Ohiarķ:ha/June and the new regime will come into force one year from the date that will be established by an Order-in-Council to be passed by Canada.
New Video Series launched to promote understanding of the Community Decision Making Process
Posted on June 3, 2013
The Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission is attempting to reach out to the community to create a greater understanding of the Community Decision Making Process through an upcoming series of videos. In this first segment Kahente Horn-Miller talks about a survey project that's been ongoing and introduces Orenda Boucher Curotte, who has taken over the file.
K103 Radio Partyline Talkshow on Membership Hearings
Posted on April 18, 2013
Lori Jacobs speaks with Tricia Skawenati Fragnito who has been attending the hearings on possible ammendments to Kahnawà:ke Membership Law as an observer. Skawenati offers her unique perspective on how the process has been unfolding.
The first CDMP meeting on amendments to the membership law took place at the Karonhianónhnha School Gymnasium. While the was no consensus reached on the amendments - which is no surprise - KTV was on hand to get some reactions.
Community Decision Making Process Video Dramatization
Posted on February 21st, 2013
This video was created to give Kahnawa’kehró:non a sample of how the Community Decision Making Process (CDMP) works. The video uses the proposal of an imaginary law to illustrate the basic premise of the CDMP and how people participate in creating or amending Kahnawà:ke laws.
“It’s not a clinical look at the process but, rather, a realistic dramatization of the process in action,” said KLCC Coordinator Kahente Horn-Miller.
Membership Community Consultations begin on January 24, 2013 at Karonhianonha School Gym from 6pm to 8:30pm.
Posted on November 20th, 2012
As part of the Community Decision Making Process, a campaign has been launched to inform Kahnawa’kehró:non on the Kahnawà:ke Membership Law before the law goes to the community for review and amendment.
The Membership Newsletter will provide a quick review of the events leading up to the current Membership Law.
Community members are invited to attend one of a series of information sessions that the Membership Department has organized to review summary information on the Membership Law, the reviews of the law and the key issues.
The Membership Law Information Sessions will be held at the Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services building on the following dates and times:
Thursday, November 22 6pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 27 12 noon to 1:30pm
KahnawÀ:ke Justice Act Community Consultation Hearings
Posted on October 16th, 2012
Two more community hearings are scheduled to discuss the draft of the Kahnawà:ke Justice Act and are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, October 30th & Thursday, November 8th
Both hearing will be held from 6pm until 8:30pm at Karonhianonhnha School.
Justice Act Community Consultation Results
Posted on SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Results of September 19th, 2012 Proposed Kahnawa:ke Justice Act Community Consultation: Deliberations to continue on Tuesday, September 25 at 6pm.
First Draft of KahnawÀ:ke Justice Act available for viewing
Posted on July 18, 2012
The first draft of the Kahnawà:ke Justice System is now available for review. In accordance with the Community Decision Making Process, a sixty day consultation period has begun and Community Hearings will be held where the draft will formally be presented to the community for discussion.
1. Wednesday, 19 Seskehkó:wa/September, from 6:00 to 8:30pm
2. Tuesday, 25 Seskehkó:wa/ September, from 6:00 to 8:30pm
3. Tuesday, 9 Kenténha/October, from 6:00 to 8:30pm
4. Saturday, 13 Kenténha/October, 1:00 to 3:30pm
The 2nd Community Consultation for the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Election Law will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Tuesday, March 20th, from 6-8pm. The question to be asked is: "Are there any other additions to the amendments of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Election Law?"
Download the report and theme documents below to be prepared for the next consultation.
Jeffrey Diabo and Akenhnhahse White will host an Information Kiosk on the Anti-Tobacco Request for Legislation on Thursday, February 23rd at the Kahnawà:ke Services Complex.
Information on the proposed law and a survey will be handed out. If you would like to fill one out prior to the kiosk, please download a copy and hand deliver to Jeffrey Diabo before March 30th, 2012 at 4pm.
Jeffrey and Akenhnhahse will also be featured on Mohawk TV, in the Eastern Door and on the K103 Radio Partyline Talkshow (Thursday at 12pm) during this week.
This site is intended to provide the community with up to the minute information on any and all laws being created or amended through the new Community Decision-Making Process.
The Legislative Coordinating Commission was created on April 1, 2007 to develop this process from beginning to end. It currently consists of: Leslie Skye - Interim Program Coordinator; Ron Skye - Justice and Related Services Representative; Jean Pommainville - Legal Services Representative; Dwaine White - Office of the Council of Chiefs Secretariat; and Joe Delaronde - Communications Representative. The Legislative Coordinating Commission also includes a Chiefs Oversight Committe. They are Chiefs William 'Billy' Diabo, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Robert ' Bobby' Patton, Clinton Phillips and Martin Leborgne.
This site has been designed to make it easy for community members to keep up to date on current legislation and amendments. Community members also have the opportunity to provide feedback through an online form.