OIC and the Land Code

What is an Order in Council? (OIC)   It is a legal instrument made by the Governor in Council [The Governor General of Canada acting by, and with the advice and consent of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada (i.e., Cabinet).] pursuant to a statutory authority or, less frequently, the royal prerogative(The rights, powers and…

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What is the KPMG Report?

IN 2009, the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre and Canada commisioned KPMG to compare the costs and benefits to the Government of Canada of administering reserve land under the Indian Act with the costs and benefits to First Nations governing their lands under the Framework Agreement. A sample of 17 First Nations was selected.…

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What is the Lands Advisory Board?

The Lands Advisory Board (LAB) was officially established in 1996 under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement), which was given royal assent in 1999 by the First Nations Land Management Act (FNLMA) and had the legal effect of “Ratifying and bringing into effect the Framework Agreement”. The primary statutory responsibilities of…

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Lands Advisory Board Resource Centre

What do they do? The Resource Centre (RC) provides assistance with capacity building, training and professional development. They have a staff of technicians who assist communities who have signed on to the Framework Agreement. They provide technical expertise, advice, support services and mentoring, including ongoing networking and political support from the Land Advisory Board Directors.…

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