Archive for May, 2017

FNLMRC Inc. Employment Opportunity: Technician First Nation Support Services – British Columbia

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:

TITLE: Technician, First Nations Support Services – BC (2 Positions)

Please Note: To facilitate travel, the successful candidate will ideally reside in one of the following areas within the province of British Columbia:

Position 1: Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon
Position 2:  Terrace, Prince George, Victoria, Nanaimo

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:  June 16, 2017

Applications received past this date will not be considered.

Please forward cover letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the position along with your resume to:

Or by fax: (866) 817-2394

Final Report of KPMG Partial Benefit-Cost Study Findings of Framework Agreement community successes.


Following a set of studies that highlighted the success of communities operating under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement), a “Partial Benefit-Cost Study” was commissioned in 2016 by the Resource Centre (RC).

Using case studies, the study was aimed at quantifying the economic role and impact of the Framework Agreement on the communities operating under the Framework Agreement. The same study in turn documented the value and benefit of the Framework Agreement to the broader national economy.

The Partial Benefit-Cost Study results suggest that the Framework Agreement generates net positive benefits (i.e., “profits”) for Canada.

Under the best estimate scenarios for each case study, the Framework Agreement provides a positive net return to Canada of between $270 million and $1.4 billion (depending on the discount rate used), modelled under the anticipated lifetime of the projects considered under the Partial Benefit-Cost Study. The five successful projects alone may generate profits from $270 million to $1.4 billion over and above the entire Framework Agreement costs, plus the costs of building and running these five projects, over their assumed lifetimes.

Please follow this link for a copy of the Press Release.

Please follow this link for a copy of the full KPMG Partial Benefit Study Findings: Final Report.