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The Harper Government Announces 18 New Entrants to First Nations Land Management Regime

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From Left to right: Chief Austin Bear, Chair of First Nations Land Management Resource Centre, elected LAB Director Saskatchewan, Chief Robert Louie, Chair of Lands Advisory Board, The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Jody Wilson Raybould, Vice-Chief AFN, BC, and LAB BC Region Director, Chief Gordon Planes, Chief of T’Souke and elected LAB BC region Director, JP Gladu, Senior Advisor to Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek

Ottawa, Ontario (January 23, 2012) – The Harper Government announced that eighteen more First Nations will soon begin a process to opt out of the 34 land-related sections of the Indian Act and assume control over their reserve land and resources. The announcement was made today by the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Chief Robert Louie, Chair of the First Nations Lands Advisory Board (LAB) and Chief Austin Bear, Chair of the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre Inc.

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