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 seeking resolution for these land losses.
The Seigneury of Sault St. Louis (SSSL) Land Grievance is particularly important to Kahnawà:ke. As a result, in recent years, the MCK has focused its efforts on resolving 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.
AUDIO: Ratsénhaienhs Mike Delisle Jr. and Rose-Anne Morris give an update on the Seigneury on the K1037 Partyline Talkshow – April 27, 2023
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(Kahnawake – 26, Tsothohrkó:wa/January 2016) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise Kahnawa’kehró:non that the Seigneury of Sault St. Louis (Seigneury) Consultation on
This letter is response to the editorial in Volume 23 Number 47 of the Eastern Door on Friday, November 28th: “Limiting public consultations is wrong“,
SSSL British Regime
When the British took over from the French in 1760, They made a treaty promise to protect lands inhabited from Indigenous nations in the vicinity of Montreal, including Kahnawà:ke.
SSSL French Regime
In 1680 during the French Regime, King Louis XIV of France granted some 45000 of acres of land to the Jesuit’s for the use and enjoyment of the Iroquois of the Sioux.
SSSL Canadian Regime
On July 1st 1867, when the British North America act was past, it created the Country of Canada