About

The Ahkwesãhsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) was created by a Mohawk Council Resolution in 1985, which allowed it to take full control of the education system in 1987 from the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). It is the governing body of the school system, with the power vested in them by the voters of the Akwesasne community and under the jurisdiction of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. The organization of AMBE is modeled on the provincial system, with elected board members, and the governance structure is based on provincial, federal, and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne laws and by-laws. Two members from each district for a total of six members, elected for a three year staggered term, all which comprise the Board.

The AMBE is entrusted with the responsibility of developing policies under which the school system is managed. The Board acts in accordance with authority and responsibility vested in it by the Indian Act, and under the jurisdiction of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.

 

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