To Learning Institutions outside Kanehsatà:ke and serving Mohawk Students - June 4, 2007

It is imperative that several misconceptions about funding, the forwarding of non-pre-approved invoices to the Kanehsatà:ke Education Center and other issues be clarified. Your institution may not be aware but Indigenous communities have been chronically under funded by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. We also undergo rigorous performance, accountability and compliance reviews on an annual basis.

For learning institutions outside of Kanehsatà:ke, it is important to note:

The Kanehsatà:ke Education Center cannot and does not pay for tuition and associated fees, any assessments or transportation, etc., unless and until our Special Needs Coordinator has met with parents and students, and has confirmed in writing with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada that procedures were followed and the expenditures are within the approved guidelines of Indian Affairs National Policy.

Be advised that should your learning institution fail to confirm in writing that the Kanehsatà:ke Education Center has approved costs associated with tuition and associated fees, any assessments or transportation, etc., it will be the responsibility of the learning institution to collect any and all costs directly from the parents or guardians.

I urge your institution to inform themselves of the funding reality in Indigenous communities and to please visit the website at > The First Nations Education Council and the 22 member communities welcome your support in our endeavours to attain funding parity with similar provincial institutions in Quebec.


Linda Cree, Director , June 4, 2007
Kanehsatà:ke Education Center


Among our many services, we also provide to our students:

We are now fully equipped with to provide Video-Conferencing. The service is available to students who would like to take a course through video conferencing. If you wish to reserve the room, please do not hesitate to contact us during business hours by phone at (450) 479-8358 Ext. 229 or at our email address.

We will be more than happy to help you with your request, answer your questions, and give you information on upcoming conferences.

Note: There are no scheduled conferences during the summer.


The Kanehsatà:ke Education Center also has other available resources for students. They include:


Contact Information

Our phone number is (450) 479-8358. You may dial the extension numbers below to contact us for further information. Or you can email us here.

Our regular opening hours are: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed for lunch, between 12 to 1 P.M. We strongly encourage our clients to call and make an appointment with the appropriate staff member to better serve your needs.

Director of Education, Mr. Scott Traylen, EXT: 502
Diane Ext. 229
Valerie, Post-Secondary Financial Assistant, Ext. 226
Kay, Transportation Dispatcher & Student Services, Ext. 225
Andre “Smokey” Richard, Computer Technician, via 231

About our artwork:

Our logo, featuring the three clans of the Kanien'keha:ka people, Wolf, Bear and Turtle, was designed by Katsi'tsa'kwas Ellen Gabriel of Kanehsatà:ke.