Kahnawà:ke Community Decision Making Process

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Identifies what category type each piece of legislation falls, as follows:

  1. Type 1:  Empowerment Laws; Laws of General Application, Laws that affect the entire community.
  2. Type 2:  Regulatory Laws; Laws that affect a portion (or specific interest) of the community and/or Fiscal/Budgetary or Administrative Laws.


Identifies whether the piece of legislation is either a:Federally registered By-law; (sometimes referred to as a Communal Law)Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Law; (sometimes referred to as a Mohawk Law)


Identifies at what point the legislation is within the legislative process, as follows:

  1. Draft:  Incomplete legislation (either in content or process)
  2. In Force:  Successfully enacted legislation


Identifies the MCK Legal Services Representative assigned to work on the piece of legislation.  This individual will become a part of the LCC Technical Team for the duration of the Legislative Process for the piece of legislation.


Identifies the MCK or Third Party Technician responsible for the management of the file or piece of legislation in question.  This individual will become a part of the LCC technical Team for the duration of the Legislative Process for the piece of legislation


Identifies the MCK Portfolio in which the legislation currently falls, as follows:

  1. Canada/Kahnawake Relations
  2. Community Protection
  3. Economic Development
  4. Education
  5. Finance and Administration
  6. Justice
  7. Lands
  8. Language and Culture
  9. Quebec/Kahnawà:ke Relations
  10. Recreation
  11. Seigneury of Sault St. Louis
  12. Social Development
  13. Specific Claims
  14. Traditional Government


Identifies the Kahnawà:kehró:non Ratitsénhaiens currently responsible for the mandate or portfolio in which the legislation is entitled.  The Kahnawà:kehró:non Ratitsénhaiens currently holding office for the 2006-2009 Kahnawà:ke Term of Office are as follows:

  1. Michael Ahrihrhon Delisle Jr.
  2. Mike Karonhi:io Bush
  3. John Dee Onawatehkha Delormier
  4. Rhonda Lynn Kawennanó:ron Kirby
  5. Carl Onakarakéte Horn
  6. Martin Thawén:rate Leborgne
  7. Johnny Kanerahtóhare Montour
  8. Lloyd Oronhiakhete Phillips
  9. Peggy Kawinéhtha Mayo-Standup
  10. Kenneth Karonhiátie McComber
  11. Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer
  12. Clinton Tionawate Phillips


Identifies the revision date in accordance with the Legislative Process five-year review requirement for all legislation.


  • High:  Legislation that requires immediate attention because:  a) it must be implemented before some other piece of legislation; b) it must be amended for consistency purposes as a result of enactment or amendment of some other piece of legislation; c) it is integrally related to the MCK Mission or the MCK Priorities, or the MCK Five Year Operational Plan.
  • Medium:  Legislation that will be developed, but not necessarily implemented with the current mandate of Chiefs (secondary objectives).
  • Low:  Preliminary development and discussion of legislation or review of outdated legislation to either repeal or amend to modernize.


Identifies the need to outline the next steps for the piece of legislation in the following areas.

  • Intergovernmental Relations/Affairs:
  • Community Internal Governance
  • Social/Economic:
  • Legislative
  • Administrative/Implementation
  • Other (please provide details)