FNLMRC Inc. Employment Opportunity: Technician, First Nations Support Services – Eastern Region



The Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management is a significant expression of Indigenous ingenuity and modern efforts to shed the colonial legacy of the Indian Act. Our team at the First Nations Management Resource Centre is cutting edge, dedicated and experienced in assisting First Nations to develop workable solutions to the everyday challenges of community led lands and resources governance. We are currently searching for motivated and qualified candidates for the following position:

Technician, First Nations Support Services – Eastern Region – 1 Position

Position Description
As part of the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement), the Lands Advisory Board (LAB) and the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre (FNLMRC) provide political and technical support to developmental and operational First Nations. The developmental process under the Framework Agreement consists of a series of activities including the drafting of community land codes, implementing communication strategies and community voting procedures, as well as finalizing Individual Agreements with Canada. Once a First Nation ratifies its Land Code and becomes operational, the LAB and FNLMRC provide various support services such as assisting/advising with drafting land laws, rules, procedures, agreements, instruments, as well as implementing land governance systems and facilitating agreements and other arrangements with municipal, provincial, federal or First Nation governments.


Application Deadline: November 3, 2017

Applications received past this date will not be considered.

Please forward your cover letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the position along with your resume to:
Or by fax: (866) 817-2394

2017 LAB Annual General Meeting Agenda and Reference Documents

Please click on the links below for the AGM Agenda and important documents that will be presented and discussed.

This year, the LAB is proud to offer a webcast option for those unable to attend in person.

Day one of the LAB AGM will be webcast for viewing online, accessible by clicking the following link:

  1. Updated AGM Tentative Agenda
  2. LAB and RC Strategic Businesss Plan on a page
  3. CBTPD Update
  4. Communications Update
  5. Minister’s Working Group Response
  6. LAB Elections Report
  7. FA Amendment Presentation
  8. First Nation Proxy

Katzie First Nation Job Posting: Lands Manager

Summary of Position:

Plan, organize, oversee and evaluate the Katzie First Nation Lands Office in the implementation and administration of the Katzie First Nation Land Code.
Develop and administer laws and policies related to land administration, land and resource management, planning, environmental management, land development and land transaction registration. Provide expert advice to members, Chief and Council and staff.


Application Instructions:

The following documentation must be provided to the Katzie First Nation Senior Admin. Assistant via: Mail in a sealed envelope titled “Manager of Lands Job Competition” by the closing date: October 16, 2017 @4:00pm

• a cover letter that clearly identifies the job posting number and position, as well as a description of your relevant qualifications; a current résumé; and a minimum of two employment references are required unless you have been employed by the Katzie First Nation for the previous 12 consecutive months.
• Copy of Driver’s License and Criminal Records Check OR

Lower Nicola Indian Band Job Posting: Lands Manager

Summary of responsibilities
The Land Manager is responsible for the comprehensive management of the Lands Office and Land Registry relating to reserve lands under delegated authority for the Lower Nicola Indian Band. The incumbent manages all aspects of the Lands Office including supervision of lands staff and development of the annual departmental budget, work plans and policies and procedures. The Land Manager reports to the Director of Lands and Economic Development.

For the full job description, please click here.

Deadline to apply: October 6, 2017

Apply To:
Lower Nicola Indian Band
181 Nawishaskin Lane
Merritt, BC V1K 0A7
Fax: 250-378-6188

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter complete with references, specifying the position you are applying for. Complete Job Description can be obtained by contacting the Lower Nicola Indian Band.

Thanks to all who apply, only qualified candidates will be considered.


2017 Lands Advisory Board Election Results

Details of the 2017 LAB Directors Elections:

Please visit the Lands Advisory Board website at: for further information on LAB Board Members and News.

From Al Gross, LAB Electoral Officer

Dear Chiefs – Western Operating First Nations   Voting closed on August 31, 2017 at midnight. In the Western Region (BC) for the 2017 election there were two open seats.   The candidates nominated were:

  • Leah George-Wilson – Tsleil-Waututh Nation
  • Joe Hall – Tzeachten First Nation
  • Barry Seymour – Lheidli Tenneh

The following candidates are hereby elected for the next ensuing 3 year term as Director: Leah George-Wilson and Joe Hall

Detailed election results can be viewed for your region here:   Their new term will begin at the close of the next Annual General Meeting and expire at the close of the 2020 Annual General Meeting.

Prairies – Austin Bear Re-elected by Acclamation

Dear Chiefs – Eastern Operating First Nations

Voting closed on August 31, 2017 at midnight. In the Eastern Region (Ontario and Quebec) for the 2017 election there were two open seats.

The candidates nominated were:

  • Chief Gerry Duquette Jr. – Dokis First Nation
  • Monica Homer – Atikameksheng Anishnawbek
  • William McCue – Chippewas of Georgina Island

The following candidates are hereby elected for the next ensuing 3 year term as Director: Chief Gerry Duquette Jr. and William McCue.

Detailed election results can be viewed for your region here:


Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation votes YES

August 25, 2017: Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN), whose lands consist of 23, 708 hectares over 18 reserves, has become the 76th Framework Agreement signatory nation to ratify their community Land Code. The Manitoba community of 5214 members, took to the polls and voted 89% in favor of regaining governance control over their lands and resources.  NCN can now move forward with beneficial projects for their membership, while protecting their vast land base, free from the encumbrances of the Indian Act. Congratulations NCN!

Coldwater Indian Band Job Posting: Lands, Wills, and Estates Administrator

The Lands, Wills and Estates Administrator is responsible for managing and administrating the Coldwater Indian Band’s Lands (Traditional Land Holdings, CP’s, etc.), Wills and Estates program, including the INAC, NRCan and other available Lands Registry Systems.



  • Develops and maintains a Land registry system that recognizes the Coldwater Indian Band Lands, Traditional Holdings and Certificate of Possession;
  • Manages and maintains all documentation associated with the Coldwater Indian Band Lands program, including commercial, residential, industrial and agricultural leases, permits, rights of way, and any and all other legal documentation pertaining to Coldwater Indian Band lands;
  • Supports and advises Band Administrator and Chief and Council on any reserve land issues;
  • Develops a community education process that educates the Coldwater Indian Band community on Lands issues and updates all Lands issues associated with the Land Use Plan (community input), Land and Natural Resource Policy, Community Comprehensive Plan, Water Stewardship plan, etc.;
  • Prepares various documents for Locatees, i.e.: Transfers of interest (Traditional Land Holdings), Certificates of Possession;
  • Prepares transfers of interest for the Band Membership (traditional land holdings, houses, CP lands, etc.);
  • Prepares Community Bylaws with Community Consultation (clean community for safety reasons, animals, community safety, protecting our Lands, etc.).

 Wills and Estates:

  • Provides advisory services to Band Members and assists in the preparation of personal documentation and records;
  • Promotes and assists in drafting Wills for Band Members or refers to appropriate authority;
  • Maintains and develops records, and ensures the integrity and strict confidentiality of all estate information, including the development and maintenance of all client estate and other records;

General Administration:

  • Develops in consultation with the Coldwater Indian Band membership, Band Administrator and Chief and Council any Band policy and procedures related to the administration of Lands, Wills and Estates and administers accordingly

Qualifications & Skills:


  • High school completion
  • Formal training and or course work in the Administration of Wills and Estates, preferred
  • Formal training and or course work in Lands Management, preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in Land Management and the Administration of Wills and Estates
  • Prefer related experience working in a First Nations Organization
  • Knowledge of the Coldwater Indian Band members and community (preferred)
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and ethics at all times
  • Exceptional integrity and professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage workload
  • Exceptional analytical and decision-making skills
  • Strong team player (essential)
  • Good mediation and conflict resolution skill
  • Exceptional competency with computer applications and software
  • Valid drivers’ License and own transportation
  • Criminal Records Check and Bondable


NOTE:  The Coldwater Indian Band welcomes and encourages community members to apply.  Band members meeting some of the  essential qualifications will be considered for Band assisted sponsorship and training in Lands Administration.

Under section 42 (1) of the Human Rights Code, the Coldwater Indian Band has adopted a special program of giving preference in employment to First Nations people.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and skills, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary expectations, in the strictest confidence, by August 31, 2017, to

Bill Gallis at:


Long Plain First Nation Votes YES!

August 13th, 2017: Long Plain First Nation (Portage La Prairie, MB) has become the 75th Framework Agreement Signatory to ratify their community land code!  With great excitement, and a 90% approval by voting members, Long Plain’s 4384 hectare, 4273-member Ojibway nation has regained governance control over their reserve lands and resources!  This proud, forward thinking, and progressive community can now look towards the many benefits of this reacquired jurisdiction.  Congratulations Long Plain!

Splatsin First Nation Job Opportunity: Lands and Resources Manager

Lands and Resources Manager

(Please click here for full posting)

Splatsin, located in Enderby BC is seeking to hire a Lands and Resources Manager to oversee the development and maintenance of a land use plan for Splatsin.

Specific duties include:

  • Under the instruction of the director, monitor and evaluate the progress and budgets of department programs and initiatives.
  • Day to day supervision of the department support staff.
  • Oversee the tracking and management of Splatsin reserve lands.
  • Seek external funding sources as needed to support the Title and Rights department staff and programs.
  • Assist with the promotion and education of Secwepemc culture, language, etc.
  • Assist with the development of departmental operational budget.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of accurate land use records including maps and abstracts.
  • Participate in presentations.

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources

P.O. Box 460
Enderby B.C.
V0E 1V0

Or fax application to 250-838-2131 Attention: Human Resources


Please note, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Pursuant to section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act preference may be given to applicants of aboriginal ancestry.

Inaugural launch of “The Lands Advisor”, a quarterly newsletter aimed at reaching First Nations across Canada interested in the Framework Agreement!

Welcome to the inaugural edition/V1 of ” The Lands Advisor“, a quarterly newsletter aimed at reaching First Nations across Canada who are interested in the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. Look for what’s happening at the Resource Centre, news, community success stories, insights and more. There are a number of interactive links that provide more information on the web. Enjoy and thank you for all the great work you all have done to bring Framework Agreement lands management to where we are today!

Click here for the interactive newsletter.

Click here for the .PDF version


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