INSIDE . . .
More Mercier Bridge closures this weekend
Tiffany Morrison memorial march
Karonhianónhnha Track and Field Day
150th anniversary of lacrosse festivities
Honoré Mercier Bridge
Major Work Blitz
VOL 4, ISSUE 10 NEWS FROM THE KANIEN?KEHÁ:KA NATION Ohiaríha (June) 16, 2016
CDMP defines ?great-grandparent? in relation to Membership Law
It took six meetings, but there is now a definition to what a Kanien?kehá:ka great grandparent is in relation to the Kahnawake Membership Law. Consensus was reached at a Community Decision Making Process hearing on the Membership Law?s proposed amendments on Tuesday night at the Golden Age Club. The Kahnawake Membership Law provides for someone to be listed on the Kahnawake Kanien?kehá:ka Registry so long as they meet certain criteria ? one criterion is that an applicant have at least four Kanien?kehá:ka greatgrandparents. However, the law never defined what constituted a Kanien?kehá:ka great-grandparent. The definition of a greatgrandparent means someone who: has Kanien?kehá:ka lineage or has one or more of the following; on KKR list and at minimum Sha?teienekwenhsí:hen; was a Kanien?kehá:ka on the Mohawk Registry and at minimum be Sha?teienekwenhsí:hen; Sha?teienekwenhsí:hen before 1981; Sha?teienekwenhsí:hen that have children with an Onkwehón:we. The word Sha?teienkwenhsí:ien means a person who has half blood. However, the consensus was reached that this term, under this law would be defined as ?used for male or female, meaning he or she is made up of half Onkwehón:we lineage and half of another culture.? At last week?s meeting a preliminary consensus was reached that stated the term would mean someone who has at least 47 percent blood quantum. The 15 or so community members at Tuesday?s
meeting held a lively discussion for most of the two-and-a-half hour meeting
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Onake participates in NYC race
Photo Courtesy Sharon Rice Onake?s Women?s Crew participated in an outrigger race in the New York City. For story see Page 12.
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