Community members of St. Marys First Nation (Cranbrook, B.C.), cast their ballots in the Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 ratification vote of their Land Code. In a show of great support, the community gave a clear message that authority over land management be returned to St. Mary’s First Nation. This is the 48th First Nation to ratify its Land Code under the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management. Congratulations St. Marys!

“My sincere congratulations are extended to the St. Mary’s Indian Band Chief & Council and the membership for their successful Land Code vote. I predict that St. Mary’s will have far greater Economic Development opportunities under their Land Code and they will be able to better protect their land and resources for their future generations. Congratulations again to a well deserving community.”

~ Chief Robert Louie

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