The Act ensures that the land management provisions of the Indian Act do not apply to any of the 14 signatory First Nations that adopt a Land Code, their members or their First Nation lands.
The Act makes it clear that the new rules for protection of First Nation land from expropriation over-ride other legislation like the Expropriation Act.
Indian Oil and Gas Act
The Indian Oil and Gas Act will continue to apply to any First Nation oil and gas interests and revenue.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act will no longer require a First Nation to follow possible future federal regulations for environmental assessments on reserves. The First Nation will proceed now to enact its own laws on this topic.