Kahnawà:ke Community Decision Making Process

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Presentation of first draft of Kahnawą:ke Family Homes and Matrimonial Interests Law May 27th


The Kahnawą:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission wishes to inform the community that the first draft of the proposed Kahnawą:ke Family Homes & Matrimonial Interests Law will be presented at a community Hearing on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The proposed law is to counter Canada’s Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights (S-2) legislation.

The Community Mandate to proceed with a Kahnawą:ke law was given at a community consultation on September 25, 2013. Additionally, it was agreed that the law should be created using the Urgent Process of the Community Decision Making Process due to a deadline of December 16, 2014 imposed by the passage of S-2. If communities do not have their own laws in place when the law comes into force, the Federal legislation will prevail.

The Draft, as well as the Executive Summary and Information Sheet are available for viewing prior to the consultation at www.kahnawake.com and www.kahnawakemakingdecisions.com.

The meeting will take place from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Karonhianónhnha School Gymnasium.

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