$9 Million Emergency Fund For Kahnawake

Written by on March 25, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 emergency measures within the community, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) has approved an Economic Relief Measures (ERM) Fund. The ERM Fund was approved at a special Council meeting and was passed unanimously by all 12 Council chiefs.

Chief Gina Deer, KMD Lead Port Chief on the Client-Based Services Portfolio and the Economic Development Portfolio, on the stimulus package:

If you are affected and require assistance, call the advisors at client-based services: 450-638-0500 or as a business owner you can call Tewatohnhi’saktha at 450-638-4280. The purpose of the Fund is to support workers and businesses who are most vulnerable to the economic interruption occurring as a result of the COVID-19 related emergency measures in the community.

As well two $25,000 cash injections to the Kateri Food Basket and Kahnawà:ke Shakhotiia’takéhnhas Community Services’ Emergency Food Services have been approved.

Grand Chief Joe Norton stressed that: “The MCK is working closely with Tewatohnhi’saktha in this important initiative. While several people have worked very hard and extremely quickly to have these measures put in place for those who need it.”

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