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THE FIRST NATIONS LAND MANAGEMENT ACT BILL C – 49
An Act providing for the ratification and bringing into effect of the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management
The Act was required under the Framework Agreement for two purposes:
to ratify the Framework Agreement, and to implement those clauses of the Framework Agreement that affect third parties or other federal laws, or that are considered important enough to be repeated in the legislation.
The First Nations Land Management Act is intended to be consistent with the Framework Agreement and to apply to the First Nations (14) that are signatories to the Framework Agreement (set out in the schedule to the Act). The Act was previously introduced in Parliament on December 10, 1996, but the federal election that year prevented it from being enacted. The Bill was re-introduced as Bill C- 49 in June of 1998. It was finally enacted and given royal assent on June 17, 1999.