Land Use Planning

What is Land Use Planning:

Land-use Planning is the process of planning a scientific and orderly allocation of land, community resources, facilities, and services with a view to maintaining and improving the physical environment and the economic and social conditions of the community.

Land Use Planning is the cornerstone of Land Management in all FIrst Nations. In fact, the land regime Kanesatake is currently under: “Reserve Land Environment Regime” (RLMEP) requires a First Nation to begin the process of a land use plan, implement and monitor the land use plan and keep it current with full and complete participation of the community. Once this plan is achieved the First Nation can move toward a comprehensive community environmental plan. It is paramount to have the Governance of the First Nation resolved, understood and fully functional prior to embarking on these plans. 

Material previously posted under this subject have been removed, however are still available upon request to the Lands and Estates Manager.

Land Use planning starts with an overall vision for the community. It uses a comprehensive public process. It is essential that the membership be involved in the initial development of the vision as this outlines the future for the entire membership. The membership must also be involved in the identification of issues and concerns as well as the review of the option and the solutions.

To the participants of the Land Use planning initiative of the land and estates office please note that the balance of the $75,000 budget received from ISC will be deferred to fiscal year 2019-2020 and be used towards the salary of the Lands and Estates Assistant Paige O’Brien

Any questions about Land Use Planning, please direct to the future Community Planning Coordinator at the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake.

 Please visit this website regularly for further information land use planning and to participate in the live blog and upcoming announcements.


News and Updates

UPDATE: MCK Lands, Estates & Membership Office Update

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Please note that Amanda Simon has reserved Tuesdays to complete SCIS renewal applications and new registration applications.  Please ensure you call Amanda Simon at 450-479-7011 or Paige O’Brien at 450-479-8364 to secure your appointment.  No walk ins will be served or accepted.  For a SCIS renewal please ensure you have two pieces of identification (1 that proves your civic address, like a driver’s license) and the other to confirm your identity such as a medical card.  In the absence of a driver’s license an invoice such as a phone bill can be used to confirm your civic address.  Parents wanting to register their child must have a Civil Status original birth Certificate and the registering parent must have the above-mentioned identifications on hand.

Veuillez noter que Amanda Simon a réservé les mardis pour compléter les nouvelles demandes ou les
renouvèlements de Certificat Sécurisé de Statut d’Indien- CSSI. Veuillez contacter Amanda Simon au
450-479-7011 ou Paige O’Brien au 450-479-8364 afin de prendre un rendez-vous. Les sans rendez-vous
ne seront ni servis ni acceptés. Pour un renouvèlement du CSSI, vous devez avoir deux pièces
d’identification une qui prouve votre adresse telle qu’un permis de conduire et une deuxième qui
prouve votre identité telle que votre carte d’assurance maladie. Si vous de posséder pas de permis de
conduire, une facture pour un compte de téléphone peut-être utiliser afin de confirmer votre adresse.
Un parent qui désire enregistrer son enfant doit avoir en main l’acte de naissance de l’état civil de ce
dernier et les pièces d’identité ci-haut mentionnées.


Amanda Simon

Certified Lands, Estates and Membership Manager

Gestionnaire Agree en gestion des terres, successions et

Droit d’appartenance a une bande

Cell:  514-220-2331

Direct line/ligne direct:  450-479-7011

Notice from the Lands, Estates and Membership Office

Notice from the Lands, Estates and Membership Office


Please note that our department are back to work full time.  As our schedules return to normalcy, please note that we will not be accepting walk-ins.  We still require for you to call to make an appointment for your land transfers, estate transfers, and SCIS applications.  It is important to respect these directives as we have other commitments such as meetings, in-home will writing and Comprehensive Community Planning initiatives which take us away from the office.


Calling the office or sending an email will ensure you have a secure appointment and will allow for me and Paige to properly prepare for the services you require.


Please note that Paige O’Brien is not authorized by Indigenous Services Canada to carry out any Membership services, therefore your questions must be addressed to Amanda Simon only.


We require any visitors to the office to wear a proper face mask at all times during their appointment and ask that if you are not feeling well to please refrain from coming to the office and rescheduling your appointment instead.


Here is our contact information:


Amanda Simon

Direct Line at MCK:  450-479-7011


Cell:  514-22-2331


Paige O’Brien

Direct Line at MCK:  450-479-8364


Cell:  514-756-2265


We appreciate your respecting these directives and hope everyone remains safe during these times.


Amanda Simon

Certified Lands, Estates & Membership Manager

Gestionnaire Agree en Gestion des terres, Successions et Droit d’appartenance a une Bande


Pine Hill Cemetery Survey and Policy

Hello Kanehsatake

I am pleased to announce that Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada have approved Kanehsatake for Phase II of Land Use Planning. Phase II of the Land Use Planning initiative will be focused on the Pine Hill Cemetery. For the past 10 years I have recognized that Pine Hill Cemetery will be to full capacity in a few years, and measures must be taken to address this certitude.
Please be advised that surveyors, contractors, public works, and the lands department will be on site to assess the needs of the cemetery.

I invite all community members to participate in the upcoming information sessions, surveys and possible house to house visits which will take place in the near future. Please take a look at the documentation provided in this mail out and if you have any questions, I would be happy to address all of your concerns.

Best regards,
Amanda Simon, Lands and Estates Manager

Please download the files below for more information and we would appreciate it if you could fill out the survey and email it to . All feedback is appreciated. The PDF files have an “Email” button by clicking on it, it should open your email client and attach the survey automatically, all you need to do is click the send button.

Draft Policy – For Discussion Only

Flyer and Survey

Work Plan