Lake Cowichan First Nation now the 72nd Operational Signatory Nation!
On March 31st, 2017, Lake Cowichan First Nation voters fully embraced their community land code by voting 100% in support of its ratification. The 72nd signatory nation to ratify a land code under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, Lake Cowichan First Nation now has the jurisdiction to protect and govern their reserve lands and resources. Their land code reflects the unique needs and traditions of the Lake Cowichan community, and will provide environmental protection for their reserve lands and resources, as well as being crucial to cultural and economic self-sufficiency efforts for generations to come. Congratulations Lake Cowichan!
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