Land Decolonized is a podcast series launched in November 2020 that explores the practical side of The Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. The unscripted conversations cover various topics on the challenges overcome and benefits achieved by First Nations that sought to re-established governance over their reserve lands.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 38:
Jasmine Pouce Coupe has some advice for First Nations considering adopting their own land codes to take control of their lands and resources. Communicate well and often! Repeat important messages to your community members.
Jasmine is helping guide Doig River First Nation, near Fort St. John, BC, as it develops a community-based land code. Has the effort been worth it? Absolutely, she says, and even more critical now that Doig River has signed a Land Entitlement Agreement after 23 years of negotiation, a deal that will see a new urban reserve and business development.