November 8, 2022 (Sutton West, Ontario)
Lands Advisory Board Supports Introduction of the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management Act (FAFNLMA)
Shorter legislation will focus on the central importance of the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement).
Sutton West, Ontario, Nov. 8, 2022/LAB/RC – The Lands Advisory Board supports the repeal and replacement of the First Nations Land Management Act (FNLMA) for the much shorter Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management Act (FAFNLMA). This proposed legislation provides federal ratification of the Framework Agreement and ensures there is no ambiguity for its continued implementation.
Following a virtual national meeting with signatory First Nations on February 17 and 18, 2022, and a special meeting of signatory First Nations on March 15, 2022, a resolution to approve the proposed FAFNLMA was passed unanimously. This signals to Canada that signatory First Nations support the wording of the proposed FAFNLMA and repeal of the current FNLMA. The Lands Advisory Board and Resource Centre stand with the signatories of the Framework Agreement and support the swift passage of the proposed act.
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