Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Iakhiienawá:se’ Sénha Aioianerénhake ne Enióhrhen’ne

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Draft Probate Code Informational Meetings Scheduled

Draft Probate Code Informational Meetings Scheduled

Public comments being taken until Thursday, April 20, 2017

AKWESASNE—Pursuant to the 2013 Tribal Procedures Act, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Clerk is notifying tribal membership of three informational meetings being held to discuss a Draft Probate Code. The draft ordinance is aimed at preserving and protecting the well-being of tribal members by establishing a process for settling a deceased individual’s estate.

The Tribal Procedures Act provides for a minimum of thirty (30) day period from the date of the meeting notice for tribal members to review and submit comments on the Draft Probate Code. To provide ample opportunity for community input, the comment period will be extended until Thursday, April 20, 2017 and can be provided in writing or at any of the three informational meetings.

Representatives from the Tribal Court and the Office of the General Counsel will be available to present the Draft Probate Code from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Community Building Lobby on the following dates:

1. Monday, March 20, 2017

2. Monday, April 3, 2017

3. Monday, April 17, 2017

Written comments can be submitted in person to the Tribal Clerk’s Office located in Community Building, or mailed to 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655.

Copies of the Draft Probate Code will be made available at each of the three informational meetings, as well as available to pick up from the main reception area in the Tribal Community Building or by submitting a request to the Legal Department by calling (518) 358-2272. It is also available for tribal members to download from the Tribe’s website at

Following the draft comment period, the Tribal Council will have at least thirty (30) days to consider the comments and create a final draft of the proposed ordinance. They shall also provide responses to comments in the form of a summary.

Once the final draft is completed, it shall be submitted to the Tribal Clerk, who shall issue a final thirty (30) day notice to tribal membership that the ordinance is being presented for final action.

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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk People.

Posted: March 09, 2017
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