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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Lands and Estates Office Notice

Please be advised that Paige O’Brien will be on vacation Monday September 20th 2021 to Friday September 24th 2021 inclusively.   In her absence, please address any and all inquiries to Amanda Simon, Certified Lands, Estates and Membership Manager.  Please refrain...

Lands, Estates & Membership Office Closure September 30th

Hello, Please be aware offices will be closed, as you may be aware the government recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Beast regards Paige O'Brien Lands & Estates...

Lands, Estates and Membership Office Update

The lands, Estates, and Membership Office of the Mohawk Council of kanehsatake have 3 new portfolio chiefs for their department:  Chief Valerie Bonspille, Chief Denise David (1st), and Chief Brant Etienne.  Welcome to Lands, Estates and Memberhsip!   Please be...

Update from the Lands, Estates and Membership Department

NOTICE TO THE KANEHSATAKE COMMUNITY   Please be advised that I will be on vacation from Monday, July 26th 2021 to Friday August 6th 2021.  During my absence Paige O’Brien will be available to effectuate land and estate transfers, burial plot selection and other...

Lands, Estates and Membership Office Update

  Hello everyone,   Premiere Legault announced last week that a new curfew measures will be in place in the province until February 8th 2021.   Indigenous Services Canada are closed and employees working from home.  The lands, Estates and Membership...

Land, Estates & Membership Office Update

Please be advised that due to the decision of the E.R.U and Quebec health authority, our offices will not be taking appointments for transfers or Indian status card applications.  These measures will be in place until January 11th 2021.  We will update the community...

Lands and Estates – Holiday Closure

  Following yesterdays announcement from Premier Legault, the E.R.U. had an emergency meeting and it was decided that all of MCK office workers will be required to work from home. This will be in effect from December 17th, 2020 until January 10th, 2021...

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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