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Inaugural launch of “The Lands Advisor”, a quarterly newsletter aimed at reaching First Nations across Canada interested in the Framework Agreement!

Welcome to the inaugural edition/V1 of ” The Lands Advisor“, a quarterly newsletter aimed at reaching First Nations across Canada who are interested in the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. Look for what’s happening at the Resource Centre, news, community success stories, insights and more. There are a number of interactive links that provide more information on the web. Enjoy and thank you for all the great work you all have done to bring Framework Agreement lands management to where we are today!

Click here for the interactive newsletter.

Click here for the .PDF version

 


Invitation to Operational & Developmental First Nations to attend the 2017 Lands Advisory Board (LAB) Annual General Meeting (AGM)

This year the LAB AGM will be hosted by Chief Michel R. Bernard of Conseil des Abenakis de Wolinak at Hotel Musee Premieres Nations, Wendake, Quebec on September 26 & 27, 2017.

The AGM agenda (please click here for agenda) identifies the annual topics that the LAB Directors are required to complete,  in accordance with our responsibilities under the Framework Agreement.

Travel Assistance

The LAB Finance Committee has secured funds to assist in travel costs for one representative from  your  Nation.   While it may not cover the full trip,  reimbursement  will be up to $800 to offset travel  costs.   We will also provide meals  during the meeting  days (Breakfast  and Lunch for August 26 & 27th) . Please note that you will be responsible  to book  and pay for your hotel. Our registration  page will be updated  for hotels that are near the  venue.

We would like to offer our travel agents assistance  with your travel plans.  Please  contact Wendy Snow at Capri Travel, 1-800-964-6872 or 1-250-860-3593 wendy@capritravel.ca. The LAB will pay the Capri Travel booking fee of $55.00 on your behalf.

Registration

For ease of registration, please follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AGM_2017 as it will help us to finalize the number of attendees for meal planning and administration purposes.

If you require additional information, please  contact  any of the following  people:


Lower Nicola Job Posting: Lands Manager

Lower Nicola Indian Band has the following job position available:

 

Position Title:   Lands Manager

Department:   Lands and Economic Development

Hours:  8:30am-4:30pm (may require some evenings and weekends)

Start Date:    August 21, 2017

Wage: Negotiable + Full Benefit/Pension Package

Reports to:  Director of Lands and Economic Development

Summary of responsibilities

The Land Manager is responsible for the comprehensive management of the Lands Office and Land Registry relating to reserve lands under delegated authority for the Lower Nicola Indian Band. The incumbent manages all aspects of the Lands Office including supervision of lands staff and development of the annual departmental budget, work plans and policies and procedures. The Land Manager reports to the Director of Lands and Economic Development.

Deadline to apply:  August 11, 2017

Apply to:

Lower Nicola Indian Band 181 Nawishaskin Lane Merritt, BC V1K 0A7

E-mail: hr@lnib.net

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter complete with references, specifying the position you are applying for. Complete Job Description can be obtained by contacting the Lower Nicola Indian Band.

Thanks to all who apply, only qualified candidates will be considered.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

 


Temagami First Nation votes YES!

June 24th. 2017: In an outstanding show of support, members of Temagami First Nation (TFN) in Ontario ratified their community Land Code.  TFN is the 74th community to become an Operational Signatory to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management.  With over 87% of participating, registered voters supporting the TFN Land Code, members of the community can take great pride in regaining governance control over their reserve lands and resources.  With a number of plans already in the works to develop their own environmental and zoning practices, streamlining additions to reserve, developing a higher standard of custom land laws (vs existing government laws), and creating economic independence for the community, the TFN Land Code will initiate a range of opportunities, with lasting positive effects, on Temagami lands for generations to come.  Congratulations Temagami!


FNLMRC Inc. Employment Opportunities: Environment / Enforcement Specialist – British Columbia & Ontario

“The Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management is a significant expression of Indigenous ingenuity and modern efforts to shed the colonial legacy of the Indian Act. Our team at the First Nation Lands Management Resource Centre is cutting edge, dedicated and experienced in assisting First Nations to develop workable solutions to the everyday challenges of community led lands and resources governance. We are currently searching for motivated and qualified candidates for the following position.”

ENVIRONMENT / ENFORCEMENT SPECIALIST

Please Note: To facilitate travel, the successful candidate will ideally reside in one of the following areas:

  • Position 1: British Columbia – Chilliwack
  • Position 2: Ontario – Thunder Bay, Sudbury

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

The Environment / Enforcement Specialist is the First Nation Lands Management Resource Centre’s (RC) “in-house” environment / enforcement expert. The incumbent’s responsibilities rest in four main areas:

  1. Developing Enforcement related templates and models of policies, regulations and procedures for Framework Agreement Operational communities.
  2. Assisting and Advising Framework Agreement Operational and Developmental communities enforcement matters, including agreements with other jurisdictions and liaising with organizations such as law enforcement entities and other relevant municipal, provincial and federal representatives.
  3. Building capacity, directly with Operational First Nations as well as developing and advising the RC capacity building and professional development strategy.
  4. Advising the RC on Enforcement related matters


PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FULL JOB POSTING

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2017

Applications received past this date will not be considered.

Please forward cover letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the position along with your resume to:

Charmaine.matteau@labrc.com

Or by fax: (866) 817-2394


FNLMRC Inc. Employment Opportunity: Technician First Nation Support Services – British Columbia

The Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management is a significant expression of Indigenous ingenuity and modern efforts to shed the colonial legacy of the Indian Act. Our team at the First Nations Management Resource Centre is cutting edge, dedicated and experienced in assisting First Nations to develop workable solutions to the everyday challenges of community led lands and resources governance. We are currently searching for motivated and qualified candidates for the following position:

TITLE: Technician, First Nations Support Services – BC (2 Positions)

Please Note: To facilitate travel, the successful candidate will ideally reside in one of the following areas within the province of British Columbia:

Position 1: Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon
Position 2:  Terrace, Prince George, Victoria, Nanaimo

Position Description:

As part of the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement), the Lands Advisory Board (LAB) and the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre (FNLMRC) provide political and technical support to developmental and operational First Nations.  The developmental process under the Framework Agreement consists of a series of activities including the drafting of community land codes, implementing communication strategies and community voting procedures, as well as finalizing Individual Agreements with Canada. Once a First Nation ratifies its Land Code and becomes operational, the LAB and FNLMRC provide various support services such as assisting/advising with drafting land laws, rules, procedures, agreements, instruments, as well as implementing land governance systems and facilitating agreements and other arrangements with municipal, provincial, federal or First Nation governments. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FULL JOB POSTING

Application Deadline:  June 16, 2017

Applications received past this date will not be considered.

Please forward cover letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the position along with your resume to:

Charmaine.matteau@labrc.com

Or by fax: (866) 817-2394


First Nations Land Management Resource Centre Employment Opportunity: IT SUPPORT SERVICES OFFICER

The Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management is a significant expression of Indigenous ingenuity and modern efforts to shed the colonial legacy of the Indian Act. Our team at the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre is cutting edge, dedicated and experienced in assisting First Nations to develop workable solutions to the everyday challenges of community led lands and resources governance.


We are currently searching for motivated and qualified candidates for the following position:

IT Support Services Officer

Position Vacancy – 1 Position

Position Description:  Performs a variety of information technology support duties to ensure smooth delivery of technology services. Provides IT support services by analyzing requirements, safeguarding data, resolving problems, proposing hardware and software solutions, and supporting FNLMRC staff with resolution of IT related issues. The incumbent will be responsible for administration and internal support of the FNLMRC’s PCs, printers, servers, and related equipment.

FOR FULL JOB POSTING,PLEASE CLICK HERE

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Application Deadline:  May 26, 2017 Applications received past this date will not be considered. Please forward cover letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the position along with your resume to:

Charmaine.matteau@labrc.com

Or by fax: (866) 817-2394


Final Report of KPMG Partial Benefit-Cost Study Findings of Framework Agreement community successes.

 

Following a set of studies that highlighted the success of communities operating under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement), a “Partial Benefit-Cost Study” was commissioned in 2016 by the Resource Centre (RC).

Using case studies, the study was aimed at quantifying the economic role and impact of the Framework Agreement on the communities operating under the Framework Agreement. The same study in turn documented the value and benefit of the Framework Agreement to the broader national economy.

The Partial Benefit-Cost Study results suggest that the Framework Agreement generates net positive benefits (i.e., “profits”) for Canada.

Under the best estimate scenarios for each case study, the Framework Agreement provides a positive net return to Canada of between $270 million and $1.4 billion (depending on the discount rate used), modelled under the anticipated lifetime of the projects considered under the Partial Benefit-Cost Study. The five successful projects alone may generate profits from $270 million to $1.4 billion over and above the entire Framework Agreement costs, plus the costs of building and running these five projects, over their assumed lifetimes.

Please follow this link for a copy of the Press Release.

Please follow this link for a copy of the full KPMG Partial Benefit Study Findings: Final Report.


VIDEO: Why have a survey done on First Nations land?

Have a look!  Here is a great video on the many reasons for surveys on First Nations land, by Canada Land Surveyors.

Please take a moment to watch this informative video by clicking here!


Celebrating 21 Years of Land Governance Authority with 21 new signatory First Nations to the Framework Agreement!

View the full press release for more details.

Consultez le communiqué de presse pour de plus amples renseignements.

On behalf of the Lands Advisory Board, and the Framework Agreement Signatory First Nations, and with the full support of Canada, we are delighted to welcome the following 21 new signatory Nations to the Framework Agreement.  This brings the total number of Framework Agreement Signatory First Nations to 148.

This year the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement) celebrates 21 years of land governance authority, during which time it has helped communities across the country exercise their inherent rights over their reserve lands and resources.  Under the Framework Agreement and the First Nations Land Management Act, 33 sections of the Indian Act no longer apply to those communities who ratify their community land codes enabling these communities to move ahead in their goals of self-governance and self-sufficiency beyond the boundaries of the Indian Act.

The Lands Advisory Board and the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre, have worked diligently to provide support to the Framework Agreement signatories, and to ensure that all First Nations are offered the opportunity to pursue this initiative, if they so desire. We are thankful to Canada, and to Minister Bennet and her staff, for the cooperation, partnership and continued support of First Nations across Canada in their pursuit to become signatories to the Framework Agreement.

We look forward to working with each of them as they continue their journey towards self-determination.

Nova Scotia:  Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation
Quebec: Listiguj Mi’gmaq
Ontario:  Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishnaabek, Chapleau Cree, Big Grassy, Hiawatha, Mattagami, Saugeen, Sheshegwaning
Saskatchewan:  Carry The Kettle, James Smith, Sakimay
Alberta: Enoch Cree, Fort McMurray
British Columbia:  Ditidaht, Iskut, Kwaw-kwaw-apilt, Lytton, Penelakut, Splatsin Indian Band, T’it’q’et

 


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