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.