Archive for May, 2015

Shawanaga First Nation Votes Yes!

On May 20, 2015, by a community-record breaking participation of 43% of all eligible voters, Shawanaga First Nation members cast their ballots in the Ratification Vote on their Land Code. An overwhelming majority of the members who cast a ballot gave a clear message that authority over land governance will be returned to Shawanaga First Nation from the Federal Department of Aboriginal Affairs. Shawanaga First Nation is the 56th community to ratify its land code under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management! Congratulations Shawanaga First Nation!!!

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2015 First Nations Law-Making Workshop

2015 First Nations Law-Making Workshop

Topics to Discuss:

  • How to assess which laws are relevant to your First Nation and how to decide on priorities for laws
  • The process for developing good laws, including some suggested ‘do-s’ and ‘don’t-s’ for good drafting practices,
  • When to use laws and when to use regulations and policies or administrative measures,
  • Ideas for enforcing laws; and
  • Traditional Laws

Presenters will be:

Lawyer Murray Brown of Woodward & Company
Dr. Wenona Victor, PhD Indigenous Studies UFV

Thursday May 21st, 2015 From 9am-3pm

Cost is $75.00 (includes lunch)

Tzeachten First Nation – Community Hall

45855 Promontory Road
Chilliwack, BC V2R 0H3


To register please complete and return the registration form to: or please send by fax to the following number: 604-846-4889

Please make cheques payable to Tzeachten First Nation