Kanesatake Council battles over by election
Kanesatake Council battles over by election

 By Marcus Bankuti  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A majority of Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) chiefs have voted to resume the by-election that was abruptly put on hold by grand chief Victor Bonspille on September 17, the day voting began. The band council resolution (BCR) passed on October 4 in the absence of Bonspille and his sister, chief Valerie Bonspille, both of whom left the meeting after Council voted to continue despite the grand chief’s attempts to prematurely adjourn the session, according to chief Amy Beauvais. Beauvais said this occurred after chiefs resisted Bonspille’s refusal to add the BCR to the agenda, ostensibly because of an agreement between chiefs that items be added by the preceding Friday out of consideration to the clerk. “I looked into regulations, and things can

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