In an outstanding show of community support, Nak’azdli Whut’en Nation voted in favor of their community Land Code. On October 2nd, 2016, the official numbers showed that participating voters ratified the Land Code with over 91% approval! As the 66th First Nation to ratify their community’s Land Code, under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, the people of Nak’azdli Whut’en have taken the reigns to recover control of their lands, resources and future. Congratulations Nak’azdli Whut’en!
Archive for October, 2016
October 13, 14, and 15, 2016, Metlakatla First Nation Members voted “YES”, making Metlakatla the 65th Nation to ratify a community Land Code under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. With the vote results indisputably reflecting the community’s will to reassume control over their lands and resources, Metlakatla is now poised begin a new era of Land Governance. Congratulations Metlakatla First Nation!
The Lands Advisory Board (LAB) and the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre (Resource Centre) are seeking highly qualified and self-motivated individuals to provide advisory and technical support services to First Nation communities and the Resource Centre.
As part of the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement), the LAB and the Resource Centre 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 Resource Centre 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.
Please click on the links below for further information on the current positions to be filled: