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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!

Long Plain First Nation Votes YES!

August 13th, 2017: Long Plain First Nation (Portage La Prairie, MB) has become the 75th Framework Agreement Signatory to ratify their community land code!  With great excitement, and a 90% approval by voting members, Long Plain’s 4384 hectare, 4273-member Ojibway nation has regained governance control over their reserve lands and resources!  This proud, forward thinking, and progressive community can now look towards the many benefits of this reacquired jurisdiction.  Congratulations Long Plain!

Inaugural launch of “The Lands Advisor”, a quarterly newsletter aimed at reaching First Nations across Canada interested in the Framework Agreement!

Welcome to the inaugural edition/V1 of ” The Lands Advisor“, a quarterly newsletter aimed at reaching First Nations across Canada who are interested in the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. Look for what’s happening at the Resource Centre, news, community success stories, insights and more. There are a number of interactive links that provide more information on the web. Enjoy and thank you for all the great work you all have done to bring Framework Agreement lands management to where we are today!

Click here for the interactive newsletter.

Click here for the .PDF version


Invitation to Operational & Developmental First Nations to attend the 2017 Lands Advisory Board (LAB) Annual General Meeting (AGM)

This year the LAB AGM will be hosted by Chief Michel R. Bernard of Conseil des Abenakis de Wolinak at Hotel Musee Premieres Nations, Wendake, Quebec on September 26 & 27, 2017.

The AGM agenda (please click here for agenda) identifies the annual topics that the LAB Directors are required to complete,  in accordance with our responsibilities under the Framework Agreement.

Travel Assistance

The LAB Finance Committee has secured funds to assist in travel costs for one representative from  your  Nation.   While it may not cover the full trip,  reimbursement  will be up to $800 to offset travel  costs.   We will also provide meals  during the meeting  days (Breakfast  and Lunch for August 26 & 27th) . Please note that you will be responsible  to book  and pay for your hotel. Our registration  page will be updated  for hotels that are near the  venue.

We would like to offer our travel agents assistance  with your travel plans.  Please  contact Wendy Snow at Capri Travel, 1-800-964-6872 or 1-250-860-3593 The LAB will pay the Capri Travel booking fee of $55.00 on your behalf.


For ease of registration, please follow this link as it will help us to finalize the number of attendees for meal planning and administration purposes.

If you require additional information, please  contact  any of the following  people:

Temagami First Nation votes YES!

June 24th. 2017: In an outstanding show of support, members of Temagami First Nation (TFN) in Ontario ratified their community Land Code.  TFN is the 74th community to become an Operational Signatory to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management.  With over 87% of participating, registered voters supporting the TFN Land Code, members of the community can take great pride in regaining governance control over their reserve lands and resources.  With a number of plans already in the works to develop their own environmental and zoning practices, streamlining additions to reserve, developing a higher standard of custom land laws (vs existing government laws), and creating economic independence for the community, the TFN Land Code will initiate a range of opportunities, with lasting positive effects, on Temagami lands for generations to come.  Congratulations Temagami!

FNLMRC Inc. Employment Opportunities: Environment / Enforcement Specialist – British Columbia & Ontario

“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 Nation Lands 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.”


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

  • Position 1: British Columbia – Chilliwack
  • Position 2: Ontario – Thunder Bay, Sudbury


The Environment / Enforcement Specialist is the First Nation Lands Management Resource Centre’s (RC) “in-house” environment / enforcement expert. The incumbent’s responsibilities rest in four main areas:

  1. Developing Enforcement related templates and models of policies, regulations and procedures for Framework Agreement Operational communities.
  2. Assisting and Advising Framework Agreement Operational and Developmental communities enforcement matters, including agreements with other jurisdictions and liaising with organizations such as law enforcement entities and other relevant municipal, provincial and federal representatives.
  3. Building capacity, directly with Operational First Nations as well as developing and advising the RC capacity building and professional development strategy.
  4. Advising the RC on Enforcement related matters


Application Deadline:  June 30, 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

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