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Eastern Region – First Nation Lands Registry Workshop (November 14, 15 and 16, 2017)

The First Nations Land Management Resource Centre (Resource Centre) organized an information workshop, November 14-16, 2017, on various topics of interest and provide training on the FNLRS system in an environment where participants can network with Resource Centre staff, advisors, presenters, Federal and Provincial counterparts, and other First Nations.

The Resource Centre, and guest presenters, provided information on the First Nation Land Registration, Matrimonial Real Property laws, updates on the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management amendments, Enforcement and Court Systems, on-going collaborative work with the province and Canada, Taxes on fee simple lands, fisheries, utility permits, and Species at Risk.

To download the presentations and reference material from the session, please click on the links below:

English Version – Part 1 of 2

English Version – Part 2 of 2

(Translated copies to follow)

Lheidli T’enneh Job Posting: Lands Manager

The Lands Manager will implement the Lheidli T’enneh Land Code including environmental management, development of community land use plans, development, implementation and oversight of the Lands Authority, Taxation, Capital & Community Infrastructure (O & M), and Public Works. Will work directly with the Lheidli T’enneh Lands Authority.

For a full job description and official posting, please click here.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017
Interview Dates: To Be Determined.
Position Start Date: Immediately.
Please submit your resume, cover letter and three (3) work references to:
Ms. Dolleen Logan, Lead Executive Assistant
1041 Whenun Road, Prince George, BC, V2K 5X8
F: 250-963-6954

A 1st in New Brunswick! Madawaska Maliseet First Nation now the 78th Framework Agreement signatory to vote YES!

On November 2, 2017, Madawaska Maliseet First Nation (MMFN) became the first Framework Agreement signatory in New Brunswick to ratify a community Land Code!  With a number of environmental and economic development projects currently being considered by the community, the MMFN Land Code vote is very timely.  The vote transfers the governance authority, over MMFN lands and resources, from INAC and  back to the community where it belongs.  This regained jurisdiction will provide for greater environmental, economic, and social protections and sustainability for the community and its lands.  MMFN reserve lands encompass an area of 312 hectares.  The MMFN membership consists of 546 members.  Impressively,  83% of participating voting members voted to approve the MMFN Land Code and 54% of all eligible voters cast their ballots!  Congratulations to Madawaska Maliseet on becoming the 78th Framework Agreement Signatory Nation to regain control of their lands and resources, and on becoming the second operational Framework Agreement  signatory First Nation in the Atlantic Region!

FNLMRC Inc. Employment Opportunity: Technician, First Nations Support Services – Eastern Region



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:

Technician, First Nations Support Services – Eastern Region – 1 Position

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: November 17, 2017

Applications received past this date will not be considered.

Please forward your cover letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the position along with your resume to:
Or by fax: (866) 817-2394

Miawpukek First Nation Votes YES, becoming the 77th community to ratify a land code!

September 29th, 2017 saw the exciting ratification of Miawpukek First Nation’s Land Code.  A first for the Atlantic region, and in the province of Newfoundland, this important vote signals that Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi members are ready to exercise their inherent rights and jurisdiction over their lands and resources.  Miawpukek will blaze new trails in self-governance towards a more sustainable future for their 3031 members, and over 1660 hectares of land.  Congratulations Miawpukek on becoming the 77th Framework Agreement Signatory Nation to rid their lands of 25% of the Indian Act!

Wasauksing First Nation Job Posting: Lands Manager


The Lands Manager is a full time position with a 6 month probationary period, and is part of the Public Works Department. This person is responsible for overall operation of the Lands under
the Public Works through the planning, organizing, directing, controlling, implementing, and evaluating of the Wasauksing First Nation Land Code and the Wasauksing First Nation
Community Development Plan.


Along with your resume, please include a cover letter, a list of three recent references with their contact information, and a contact number where you can be reached. Applicants can drop off their application packages at the Wasauksing First Nation Administration Reception or email them to If you are dropping your package off, please ensure that your envelope is time and date stamped by the receptionist.

APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN – Thursday November 2, 2017 @ 3:00pm
If you have any question, please contact Ryan Tabobondung, Director of Public Works
@ 705-746-2531, Ext 2256.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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!

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