Celebrating 21 Years of Land Governance Authority with 21 new signatory First Nations to the Framework Agreement!
On behalf of the Lands Advisory Board, and the Framework Agreement Signatory First Nations, and with the full support of Canada, we are delighted to welcome the following 21 new signatory Nations to the Framework Agreement. This brings the total number of Framework Agreement Signatory First Nations to 148.
This year the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement) celebrates 21 years of land governance authority, during which time it has helped communities across the country exercise their inherent rights over their reserve lands and resources. Under the Framework Agreement and the First Nations Land Management Act, 33 sections of the Indian Act no longer apply to those communities who ratify their community land codes enabling these communities to move ahead in their goals of self-governance and self-sufficiency beyond the boundaries of the Indian Act.
The Lands Advisory Board and the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre, have worked diligently to provide support to the Framework Agreement signatories, and to ensure that all First Nations are offered the opportunity to pursue this initiative, if they so desire. We are thankful to Canada, and to Minister Bennet and her staff, for the cooperation, partnership and continued support of First Nations across Canada in their pursuit to become signatories to the Framework Agreement.
We look forward to working with each of them as they continue their journey towards self-determination.
|Nova Scotia:||Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation|
|Ontario:||Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishnaabek, Chapleau Cree, Big Grassy, Hiawatha, Mattagami, Saugeen, Sheshegwaning|
|Saskatchewan:||Carry The Kettle, James Smith, Sakimay|
|Alberta:||Enoch Cree, Fort McMurray|
|British Columbia:||Ditidaht, Iskut, Kwaw-kwaw-apilt, Lytton, Penelakut, Splatsin Indian Band, T’it’q’et
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