Tribal Court's Justice Needs Survey Meeting Postponed Until January 23rd
Jan 19, 2023
AKWESASNE -- Due to the forecast for inclement weather, this evening’s meeting to present the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court’s Justice Needs Assessment Survey Results has been postponed until Monday, Tsiothohrkó:wa/January 23rd beginning at 5:00 p.m. Individuals are encouraged to attend to discuss the results of the community survey and to provide additional comments on justice needs and planning.
The January 23rd meeting will remain a hybrid-style meeting for individuals to join in-person or virtually. The in-person meeting will be held in the first-floor meeting room of the Ionkwakiohkwaróron Tribal Administration Building located at 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way in Akwesasne, New York.
Individuals wanting to participate virtually can access the meeting link on the Tribal Members Portal located on the Tribe’s website at www.srmt-nsn.gov; as well as from the website’s events page or the Tribe’s Facebook page. Individuals may also join the meeting virtually by clicking on the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85826785157.
The purpose of the Tribal Court’s Justice Needs Assessment Survey is to further the discussion of a justice system that reflects the needs of the Akwesasne community. To support this effort, the Tribal Courts in 2020 received a Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to gain feedback from tribal members on their thoughts and experiences with court systems in and around Akwesasne, and what is needed or could be improved.
The justice survey posed questions to tribal members to help guide strategic planning in five (5) areas: (1) Elder Abuse Prevention and Response; (2) Reintegration and Recidivism Prevention; (3) Youth Justice Alternatives; (4) Domestic Violence Protective Orders; and a (5) Tribal Criminal Justice System. Before the Tribe were to exercise tribal criminal jurisdiction, the proposed plan and code would be brought before tribal members for approval in a formal referendum.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.