December 16, 2014
Due to the inclement weather conditions on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 which caused the postponement of the Akwesasne Mohawk Court’s regularly scheduled court session, individuals who were scheduled to appear in court will have the opportunity to reappear on: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
Anyone who had matters that was to be presented before the Akwesasne Mohawk Court will be notified by regular mail of the new court date of January 14, 2015.
For any questions regarding the rescheduling please feel free to contact the Akwesasne Mohawk court at 613-575-2250 ext. 1026, the Court Clerk will be glad to assist you
Cap in Effect After January 23, 2015
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is notifying the community that after January 23, 2015, community members’ fines for Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) car seizures at any CBSA port will no longer be paid for by MCA.
Since September of 2009, MCA has paid the $1000 and up fines for Akwesasne community members who had their vehicle seized for the first time by CBSA. Over the past 5 years, MCA has paid $313,868 toward these fines.
On December 9, 2014, Council passed MCR 2014/2015 - #271 stating that these penalities will no longer paid by MCA as of 45 days of the MCR date.
Community members travelling through the CBSA port after January 23, 2014 will be responsible for any fines incurred.
If you have any questions related to CBSA vehicle seizures please contact MCA’s Community Advocate Wesley Benedict at 613-575-2250 Ext. 1031.
How the Room Occupancy Fee Is Spent
Akwesasne, NY - There is a cascade of giving during the holiday season, and the Room Occupancy Fee from gaming tourism is delivering transportation and an unprecedented contribution towards vocational education. The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort began collecting the $10.00 fee earlier this year. Collectively, the hotel fees average $68,000 per month in revenue. The Room Occupancy Fee ordinance is intended to provide support for education, recreation and tourism programs for community members.
MCA & QUEBEC POLITICAL MOU - Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Quebec officials formally signed a political memorandum of understanding today, December 15, 2014. Left to right: MCA District Chief Larry King (Kana:taken District), District Chief Karen Loran (Tsi Snaihne District), Grand Chief Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell, Quebec Minister responsible for Native Affairs Geoffrey Kelley, Member of the National Assembly for Huntingdon Stephane Billette, District Chief April Adams-Phillips (Tsi Snaihne District) and District Chief Joe Lazore (Tsi Snaihne District).