A first for Quebec! Abénakis de Wôlinak VOTE yes!
In an historic vote, the Abénakis de Wôlinak became the first Framework Agreement signatory community in Quebec to ratify their community Land Code, and regain authority over their reserve lands and resources. On March 2nd, 2017 Wôlinak voting members chose to opt out of 34 restricting lands sections of the Indian Act, in favour of their own lands laws. A first for Quebec, and now the 70th First Nation community in Canada to become operational under the Framework Agreement, Wôlinak is now at the helm of their community protection and sustainability projects. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement.
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