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The Resource Centre (RC) is committed to assist operational communities in identifying their priorities, needs, and work planning for successful implementation of their Land Code.

Under the Training, Mentorship and Professional Development (TMPD) strategy, the RC continues to develop and deliver fundamental and technical Lands Governance training under the Framework Agreement.


RC continues to work towards providing future training and Lands Governance capacity development under the Framework Agreement. Audiences will be advised as workshops and courses become available.

  • Information Workshops – these session are intended to deliver general information and updates on specific topics that are of interest to our managers, directors and communities
  • Learning Workshops – where knowledge is directly delivered by selected experts in the subject matter field
  • Focus Groups – small targeted groups derived experienced First Nation participants that provide expertise towards a specific subject matter

Online Courses

Online Courses are short courses that have been created on topics that are informed by the key functions of a Lands Governance Director, Lands Manager or other Lands related staff operating under the Framework Agreement. These courses also have a supporting Workbook, presentation and supplemental resources that can be used in webinars, workshops and individual learning. Courses are reviewed and updated periodically as laws and other content changes come into effect. There are presently over 50 online courses available, with several additional ones in development.

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Framework Agreement  
Introduction to the Framework Agreement Course
Principles of the Framework Agreement Course
Introduction to Developmental Process  
Introduction to the Developmental Phase Course
Implementation Document for Parts I & II of the FA Course
Individual Agreement Course
Community Ratification Process (CRP)  
Introduction to the CRP Course
Options for Community Approval Process Course
Pre-Vote Procedures under the CRP Course
Vote Procedures under the CRP Course
Land Governance Authority  
Financial Governance In Progress
Land Law Development  
Dispute Resolution Course
Law Enforcement In Progress
First Nation Land Registry  
First Nation Land Registry 101 In Progress
First Nation Land Registry 201 In Progress
Land Surveys
Conducting and Managing Surveys under Land Code Course
Land Use Planning (LUP)  
Introduction to Planning Course
LUP 101 – Introduction & Process Course | Workbook
LUP 201 – Ethics & Assistance Course | Workbook
Introduction to Mapping In Progress
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) In Progress
Cultural Heritage Resources (CHR)  
Introduction to CHR governance Course
CHR: Traditional Information & Traditional Practices Course
CHR: Applicable Laws and Regulations Course
Developing a Regime for CHR Course
Natural Resources  
First Nation Resource Management and Planning Course
Resource Management and Planning for Forests Course
Creating a Forest Management Plan Course
Resource Management and Planning for Minerals and Aggregates Course
Resource Management and Planning for Water Course
Laws Affecting Water and Planning Course
Creating a Water Management Regime Course
Environmental Governance  
Introduction to Environment Course
Introduction to Environmental Governance Course
Environmental Management Plan Preparation Course
Land Code Community Participation for Environmental Governance Course
Operations and Maintenance of Reserve Lands Course
Environmental Inspection and Reporting Course
Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Course
Environmental Protection (EP)  
Introduction to Environmental Protection Course
Environmental Site Assessment Course
Sources of Contaminants Requiring Management Course
Federal – Provincial Environmental Protection Laws Course
Considerations in Developing an EP Regime Course
Climate Change 101 In Progress
Climate Change 102 In Progress
Environmental Assessment (EA)  
Introduction to Environmental Assessment Course
Preparing to Develop an EA Regime Course
Creating an effective EA Regime Course
Federal and Provincial EA Processes Course
Solid Waste Management (SWM)  
SWM 101 – SWM & the Framework Agreement (FA) Course | Workbook
SWM 102 – Municipal Type Service Agreements (MTSA’s) Course | Workbook
SWM 103 – Law-Making & Enforcement under the FA Course | Workbook
Additional Learning  
Introduction to CBTPD Strategy Course
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Land Governance Manual (LGM)

The LGM is a resource tool for Operational First Nations. It provides extensive documentation, process support and guidance. It is available through an electronic App format for Lands staff to reference as required. It plays a central role in the workshops and webinars and is regularly updated and refined based on First Nation successes, challenges and needs.

Knowledge Repository

A searchable repository of examples, cases, templates, recorded webinars and other tools is available to support Operational First Nations. The ability to host online courses and sub sections of the LGM in a searchable, electronic manner is central to the design philosophy of the strategy. Our website is being implemented, along with other tools being considered, to allow for enhanced access to the repository.

Direct Community Support (1:1)

The RC staff are available to assist communities directly in identifying their priorities, needs, and work planning. If you are interested in this service, we encourage you to contact us and we can set a time to discuss your needs and work to design specific workshops to provide capacity training for your community.

For more information please contact:

Angie Derrickson, TMPD Manager

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