This Kahnawà:ke Land Claims website aims to provide Kahnawa’kehró:non with information on the status of Kahnawà:ke’s various Specific Claims. Throughout our history, Kahnawà:ke has experienced tremendous losses of land that gave rise to legal grievances. The Specific Claims process is an avenue for addressing these historical wrong-doings, and for seeking resolution for these losses of land.
Land is an issue that is of upmost importance to Kahnawa’kehró:non. It is important that all those concerned are kept abreast of what is happening to resolve some of these long-standing grievances. This website will serve as one of many tools the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) will use to keep the community informed about advancements on claims.
The Seigneury of Sault St. Louis (SSSL) Land Grievance is of particular importance to Kahnawà:ke. As a result, in recent years, the MCK has focused its efforts on working to resolve this particular grievance in a way that reflects the community’s principles and values. As negotiations progress, the MCK recognizes the need to consult with the community to collect direction on issues concerning the claim. Therefore, it is highly encouraged that all Kahnawa’kehró:non are informed of the grievance, and provide feedback about the negotiations. Reporting on the status of the SSSL Grievance and negotiations will be regularly updated on this website. As such, it is encouraged that you visit kahnawakeclaims.com regularly to stay informed.
As you become familiarized with the claims the MCK is working on and questions or comments arise, you are welcome to submit questions or feedback through email, phone or in-person. Please visit the Contact Us section of this website for contact information.
Nia:wen Kowa for your time and attention.