Lands & Estates

Mission Statement

Lands & Estates Office of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake

Our mission statement is to manage Kanesatake Lands through best practices, committed to providing efficient services and resources, while advocating discretion, confidentiality and professional ethics for all of Kanesatake.


First Nation designation training with toolkit, commercial leases training and toolkit.

Lands and Estates Department Update

Paige O’Brien was part of the capacity building initiative with K.H.R.O. The purpose of this initiative is to offer the youth of Kanesatake readiness for employment and career choices. Paige O’Brien approached the Lands and Estates office requesting to carry out her internship and was accepted and will complete her internship March 31st 2019.  As of April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020 Paige will be working in the Lands and Estates office as a trainee. As of April 2020 will commit to the 2 year certification program for Lands, consisting of 1 year at either Algoma university or the University of Saskatchewan followed by 1 year technical training with the nation aboriginal lands association held across Canada

Broken Links

It has come to our attention that some of the articles and documents we link to may be broken. We are looking into updating these links as soon as possible.


The below maps of Kanesatake were provided by Natural Resources Canada, Lands and Minerals Sector, Surveyor General Branch, cadastral information Service.

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Office closure

Shekon Kanehsatake   Please note that the Lands, Estates and Membership office of the Mohawk Council of Kanehsatake remains closed. We will post information or details on the re-opening of the office, when we receive the information.   Best regards Paige...

Office Closure October 25th,2023

Good morning kanehsatake,   Please note that the Lands, Estates and Membership office of the Mohawk Council of Kanehsatake is closed today.  Employees of the MCK were asked to leave this morning at 8:30 a.m. by the Grand Chief and Human Resources.   If you had an...

Office Closure Friday October 13th 2023

Shekon, Following instructions from The Human Resources department, Please be informed that the lands, Estates & Membership office will be closed on Friday October 13 for the funeral of Linda Simon. Niawen Amanda Simon Certified Lands, Estates and Membership...

Statutory Holiday, Office Closure

Please note September 30 is a Statutory Holiday – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Therefore, our offices will be closed on Friday September 29, 2023   Amanda Simon Certified Lands, Estates and Membership Manager Gestionnaire Agree en gestion des...

Estates Workshop Updates

INVITATION FOR ALL MEMBERS OF KANEHSATAKE Following the direction of the Estates Department of the Mohawk Council of Kanehsatake, I would like to invite you to the following Estates sessions. The content and material will be the same for each session, as I am trying...

Estates workshops

Shekon/Hello Please join us on our coming estates workshop with first peoples law, we will be covering the following topics. Wills & Estate Presentation Welcome and Introductions What is a Will? Important Terminology Types of wills Indian Act & Wills Examples...

FPL Estates Presentation

Hello Everyone, The Estates workshop with lawyers Kerry Young and Allison Porter was postponed last month. The information in this workshop is very important.  Scheduling with lawyers is very difficult as they are so very busy. How do members feel about a workshop in...

Lands, Estates & Membership out of office

  we would like to inform everyone we will not be in the office tomorrow February 16th we will be at the church hall for Les Salons Funeraires Guay Family Services – Estates Planning information session. Friday February 17th we will not be in the office, Monday...

Amanda Simon - Biography

Amanda Simon was employed by Belgo International, Amacan Maritime, Terran Shipping, and finally opening her own computer business.  Amanda has gained over 25 years varied commercial and industrial experience, firstly as an employee, in progressively increasing responsible positions and more recently as a business woman and Entrepreneur of First Nation Computers Inc., founded in 1998.  The success of the business was highlighted with Indian Affairs publication of a video called “A Striking force” and later with a year long run on the APTN network filmed by    Amanda applied and was awarded the position of Lands Manager with the Mohawk Council of Kanehsatake in April 2009, and immediately began her first year of study with the University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Peoples Management program and graduated in June 2010.  She continued her study with NALMA PLMCP program and later graduated in April of 2011.  In 2013 she was accepted to Ryerson University obtaining a Certificate in Public Administration and Governance.  As a Certified Lands and Estates Manager, Amanda continues her training with 7 core courses per year.

1 Comment

  1. J S N

    I am just curious as to what has been done with the information confirmed in 2015, that shows that the Sulpicians never obtained a Land Grant from King Louis XV thereby making all the lands Mohawk and Algonquin? Also, why have you fixed the boxes below to show only upper case lettering. That is not correct language.


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