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2016 LAB Annual General Meeting & 2016 FA First Nations National Land Governance and Economic Development Conference

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NOTICE:

The 2016 Framework Agreement First Nations National Land Governance and Economic Development Conference is being held on October 11-13, at the Dakota Dunes Casino & Resort

The 2016 LAB Annual General Meeting is being held, following the conference, on October 14, at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel


2016 Framework Agreement Land Governance and Economic Development Conference

Conference Website

The Conference website is: http://www.labrcecdev.com

Conference Registration

The registration site for the conference is: https://www.picatic.com/LABRCECDEV

The registration fee is per person, and is listed on the registration site. This fee will be used to offset the cost of the food/coffee/etc.  [The LAB will reimburse a Framework Agreement First Nation the fee paid for one official delegate.]

Accomodations

Accommodations are being held at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel in Saskatoon, SK. Contact information can be found on the Conference website under “Registration”: http://www.labrcecdev.com/register

Transportation

Please note that we are arranging shuttle buses between the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel and the Whitecap Dakota Dunes Conference Centre.


2016 LAB Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting [AGM] is open only to the Framework Agreement First Nations (Official Representatives). There is no registration fee required for the AGM. Please have your official representative to the AGM register at the same website so we know to expect them and can prepare appropriately to host them. The website again is: https://www.picatic.com/LABRCECDEV

The LAB Finance Committee has secured funds to assist in travel costs for one representative from your community. Reimbursement is up to 50% of eligible travel costs (economy airfare & car rental/taxi, etc) or $800.00; whichever is less.  We will also be covering one representative’s accommodations at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel, for up to 4 nights, and will be providing meals during meeting times.

Accomodations

Accommodations are being held at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel in Saskatoon, SK. Contact information can be found on the Conference website under “Registration”: http://www.labrcecdev.com/register

Travel Assistance

We would like to offer our travel agent’s assistance with your travel plans. Please contact Wendy Snow at Capri Travel, 1-800-964-6872 or 1-250-860-3593 or wendy@capritravel.ca. The LAB will pay the Capri Travel booking fee of $55.00 on your behalf.

If you require additional information, please contact any of the following people:

 


Lower Nicola First Nation: the 63rd Operational signatory community under the Framework Agreement!!

Another Community Vote “YES”!

After voting to ratify its land code on August 11th and 12th, the Lower Nicola First Nation became the 63rd Operational signatory community under the Framework Agreement. It was yet another important moment in the history of the Framework Agreement as Lower Nicola First Nation members voted with a very clear majority that they wished to resume governance jurisdiction over their lands and resources, placing major decisions for their future solidly back into their own hands.

Congratulations to the members of Lower Nicola!


LAND GOVERNANCE MANUAL: A Guide to Best Practices for Land Governance

The Land Governance Manual (LGM) has been prepared as a resource tool for Operational First Nations under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. This version has been developed by a focus group of 11 Operational First Nations in the Sto:lo Territory in British Columbia.

Click the following link to download a copy of the Land Governance Manual or contact your FNLMRC Support Technician for further assistance.

FNLMRC will be coordinating a series of Think Tank sessions to review and further develop the Land Governance Manual with Operational First Nations across Canada. Please CLICK HERE for further updates!

We look forward to your participation and encourage you to provide us with your feedback, questions and input that is needed to make this a successful tool compiled from Operational First Nation’s.


New “Myths and Facts” document, regarding the Framework Agreement, available online!

Curious about common Facts and Misconceptions regarding the Framework Agreement?  Check out our “Myths & Facts” document.  CLICK HERE!