Media

Below are various photos, maps, videos and promotional items available for streaming through this web site.

Photos & Maps

Photos & Maps

These are various photos related to all claims in Kahnawà:ke. Click on the thumbnail for a larger view and description.

General Videos

General Videos

These are promotional and informational videos related to claims in Kahnawà:ke. Once you click play, use the full screen option for a better viewing experience.

Seigneury of Sault St. Louis

Seigneury Lands Consultations Come to a Close

For 300 years the Seigneury of Sault St. Louis has been problematic for Kahnawà:ke, but in the last few months there has been significant progress made in negotiations with the federal government. Direction from Community is now necessary to determine Kahnawà:ke’s next move. Community consultations on possible Land settlement scenarios have been ongoing since December and are now wrapping up.

Seigneury Community Consultations off the Ground

Consultations on the Seigneury of Sault St. Louis Land Grievance officially got off the ground with a special community meeting held at the Golden Age Club on Tuesday, December 2nd. We spoke with Grand Chief Mike Delisle Jr and Project Leader Winona Polson Lahache.

Seigneury Consultations Begin

Have Your Say. Grand Chief Mike Delisle, Jr. and Seigneury Coordinator Winona Polson-Lahache announce details of the consultations.

Produced Videos

Produced Videos

These are informational videos that are produced by/for the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke. Once you click play, use the full screen option for a better viewing experience.

Kahnawà:ke Revisited

The St. Lawrence Seaway

Kahnawà:ke Revisited: A collection of interviews regarding the St. Lawrence Seaway in the community of Kahnawà:ke.

The Mercier Bridge

Kahnawà:ke Revisited: A collection of interviews regarding the Mercier Bridge in the community of Kahnawà:ke.

CPR & CSX Railways

Kahnawà:ke Revisited: A collection of interviews regarding the CPR & CSX Railways in the community of Kahnawà:ke.

Hydro Lines & Towers

Kahnawà:ke Revisited: A collection of interviews regarding Hydro Lines & Towers in the community of Kahnawà:ke.

Seigneury Videos

Seigneury Video Series – Part I (English)

This part looks at Pre-Contact

Seigneury Video Series – Part I (Kanien’kéha)

This part looks at Pre-Contact

Seigneury Video Series – Part II (English)

This part looks at The French Regime

Seigneury Video Series – Part II (Kanien’kéha)

This part looks at The French Regime

Seigneury Video Series – Part III (English)

This part looks at The British Regime

Seigneury Video Series – Part III (Kanien’kéha)

This part looks at The British Regime

Seigneury Video Series – Part IV (English)

This part looks at The Canadian Regime

Seigneury Video Series – Part IV (Kanien’kéha)

This part looks at The Canadian Regime

The Saint Lawrence Seaway – Part 1

A look at the change to the community and the lifestyle of Kahnawa’kehró:non with the expropriation and forceful building of the Seaway.

The Saint Lawrence Seaway – Part 2

A look at the environmental changes and impacts of the community surrounding the Seaway.

Audio

Commercials

The following are commercials and public service announcements currently on-air and in circulation:

– Consultations are underway December 2nd – Contact us for more info

Podcasts

The following are interviews with the current and former MCK Grand Chiefs of the MCK.

Current Grand Chief Joe Norton

– What does the Seigneury mean to you?
– Tell us about the notices that were sent out to surrounding communities around 1988-89?
– Is it safe to say that this precipitated the decisions and actions that followed?
– The Federal Government finally agreed to talk with Kahnawà:ke in the early 1990s – what was said?
– Once discussions and negotiations started were you generally satisfied with the progress made?
– Why are Kahnawa’kehró:non so passionate about the Seigneury and what would you say to the community about the process at the moment?
– Are you satisfied with the way things are going?
– What are your thoughts on people suggesting that the Seigneury be only about land?
– Do you think that the fact that the Iroquois Confederacy has a much larger claim, it affects our ability to reach a settlement?
– Do you have any last words you would like to share in regards to the Seigneury?

Former Grand Chief Mike Delisle, Jr.

– Growing up – how much did you know about the Seigneury?
– Does it surprise you how passionate people are about the Seigneury?
– What have you seen since your term on Council and then as Grand Chief in regards to progress?
– What happened to the process that is being used to negotiate the Seigneury?
– What are some of the obstacles we’ve run into so far?
– Since the internet is not limited to Kahnawà:ke – what message would you relay to non-Natives who access this information?
– Do you have any final messages to Kahnawa’kehro:non in regards to our progress in this matter?

Former Grand Chief Andrew Delisle

– When did you first hear about the Seigneury?
– In the early 1960s there were no full time Council chiefs- how did this impact what happened with the Seigneury?
– Did people talk about the lands as well as the collections of rents?
– MCK received a grant in the 1970s to begin research – was that the start of the modern fight for the Seigneury?
– Do you recall conversations with Joe Norton in regards to Seigneury?
– What are some of your thoughts on where we’re at today?
– Did your father and grandfather ever speak to you about the Seigneury?
– Historically, do you think we were too nice and accommodating?
– What impact did various impositions such as quarries, Seaway, railroads have on the community as time went on?
– Did that influence your decision to get into politics at all?
– Is there one thing you could share with the community in regards to the Seigneury?

Promotional Materials

Promotional Materials

Below are promotional materials such as brochures and posters regarding claims in Kahnawà:ke.

Seigneury Materials

SSSL-Map-Final _lg

Seigneury Consultation Map

Seigneury Informational Pamphlet (English)

Eastern Door Ad – November 14 – Community Consultations Session December 2nd

Ioriwase Ad – November 20, 2014 – KahnawakeClaims.com and Community Consultation Session

Documents