October 11, 2023

LTSA Partners with the Lands Advisory Board to Support the Development of the
First Nation Land Governance Registry

Since 2019, the Land Title & Survey Authority of BC (LTSA) has been working with the Lands Advisory Board (LAB) to develop a strategy and implementation plan for a new land registry for First Nations operating under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement) in Canada.

This September LTSA and LAB met to continue their relationship and planning for the registry, marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations outlining the next phase of work required to develop the registry.

The First Nation Land Governance Registry (FNLGR) will provide a modern, secure, and dependable land registry system for over 100 First Nations across Canada that are currently governing their lands under their own land codes developed according to the Framework Agreement. The government of Canada has
committed to provide funding to support the development of the FNLGR.

“LTSA is looking forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with the Lands Advisory Board to co-develop a shared, comprehensive, trusted, sustainable and independent First Nations registry. We are committed to helping realize First Nations’ goals for self-determination and the governance of First
Nations’ lands,” says Al-Karim Kara, President and CEO of LTSA.

“The First Nation Land Governance Registry will be a strong, independent First Nation led registry. I am thankful and delighted that this essential piece of First Nations infrastructure will be another great example of what can be achieved when First Nations re-establish control over their lands,” said Chief
Robert Louie, Lands Advisory Board Chairman

For a .pdf copy of the press release, please click here.

To view the original LTSA Press Release, please follow this link.