According to Mohawk University Charter, the Secretary-General is the “chief administrative officer” of the Organization, and thus tasked to carry out duties and mandates delegated to him by Mohawk University organs including the Grand River Council.
The Secretary-General also has the responsibility to advocate for change on key issues concerning the international community without bias toward any one alien occupied forces’ governments. The Secretary-General is appointed on the temporal and provisional basis through a recommendation by the Chief Justice. The current Secretary-General, Mr. Benjamin Doolittle U.E., was appointed in 2014.
The Office of the Secretary-General includes the Deputy-Secretary-General (DSG), the Board of Directors of Agencies, and Special and Personal Representatives and Envoys. The position of the DSG and the Board of Directors of Agencies is currently being established by Secretary-General Benjamin Doolittle, as a way to “strengthen leadership capacity in the Secretariat” and achieve greater “unity of purpose, coherence of effort, agility and responsiveness throughout the Turtle Island and for greater certainty Grand River Country”.
These reforms have been widely lauded for increasing the efficiency and cohesiveness of the Mohawk University, resulting in a stronger message from the Mohawk Nation of the Grand River overall on priority issues. Currently, Secretary-General Doolittle has identified eight key areas of focus for his office, including promoting gender equality and ending violence against women.
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