Archive for September, 2017

2017 LAB Annual General Meeting Agenda and Reference Documents

Please click on the links below for the AGM Agenda and important documents which were presented and discussed on September 26th and 27th, 2017.

This year, the LAB offered a live webcast option for those unable to attend in person.

Day one of the LAB AGM was livestreamed online and is accessible to watch or download 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
  9. AGM Reimbursement Template
  10. Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government and Tsilhqot’in National Government Update
  11. Building on the Success of FNLM – INAC Update
  12. Lands and Environment Overview – INAC Update

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!