Wahta Mohawks
Wahta Mohawk Territory
Box 260, Bala, Ontario, Canada, P0C 1A0
Phone 705-756-2354 Fax 705-756-2376

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The administrator for Wahta Mohawks is Karen Commandant. Karen lives on Territory with her husband and daughter, enjoys outdoor activities and is currently working towards her Private Pilot's License.

Karen is entering her sixth year of this position and has developed a sound understanding of the needs of the community.  Through the experience gained here and having worked with a local Tribal Council, she has developed the ability to consider the global picture when planning at the grass roots level.

The administrator is accountable to Council and has full authority and accountability for all staff and operations of Wahta Mohawks.  The administrator and staff work according to established policies and procedures of which Council has approved.

The administration is responsible to ensure that all aspects of the office and community are dealt with in a professional and fair manner and that all related contractual obligations are met.

Karen Sahanatien handles reception and other duties at the front desk. She also has other duties such as Social Services Administrator and Lands Clerk.

The reception duties include answering the phones, recording incoming and outgoing mail and faxes, recording minutes at council meetings and assisting council as required. As Social Services Administrator, she determines eligibility under the Ontario Works program and calculates any entitlement for each client. Each client has a file, which records all personal information and case history. In our community, case loads are relatively low and usually range from 8 to 10 cases per month. When available, clients are notified of any job opportunities in the community.  The lands duties include assisting members with land transfers, maintaining land and lease files and submitting survey requests to INAC. 

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