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FNTAA – 23rd Annual National Forum on First Nations Property Taxation

September 7, 2016 The First Nations Tax Administrators Association (FNTAA) is hosting its 23rd Annual National Forum on First Nations Property Taxation on September 29 & 30, 2016 at the Tzeachten Community Centre in Chilliwack, BC. Learn more and register here! The conference brings together leading experts in fields of Property Taxation, Lands Management and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2016159 Views

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Government of Canada, Canadian Pacific, and Penticton Indian Band work together on land transfer and enhanced economic development

September 2, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous peoples and the private sector to create new development opportunities that will improve the well-being and quality of life for their communities, while driving economic growth for all Canadians. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, together with the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 2, 2016195 Views

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Lessons from the Oppal hearings going into the MMIW inquiry – CBC

‘It stays with you forever,’ says Wally Oppal about serving as a commissioner to B.C. inquiry in 2010 Aug 30, 2016 This Thursday the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will begin. While this is the first inquiry of its type done at a national level, a similar one was conducted […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2016182 Views

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Lower Nicola First Nation: the 59th Operational signatory community under the Framework Agreement!!

Another Community Votes “YES”! On August 11th and 12th, the Lower Nicola First Nation became the 59th Operational signatory community under the Framework Agreement, after voting to ratify its land code. It was yet another important moment in the history of the Framework Agreement as Lower Nicola First Nation members voted with a very clear majority that they […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2016149 Views

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LABRC: New “Myths and Facts” document, regarding the Framework Agreement, available online!

The First Nations Land Management Act (FNLMA) is the guiding document that First Nations become subject to No, this is incorrect. The First Nation Land Management Act (FNLMA) ratifies and brings into effect the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management (Framework Agreement). It is this agreement that is actively being implemented. First Nations sign […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2016151 Views

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Three more Communities Vote “Yes”!!!

On June 10th and 11th, the Chawathil First Nation became the 58th Operational signatory community under the Framework Agreement, after voting to ratify its land code. It was a historic day for the community as Chawathil First Nation members voted with an overwhelming majority that they wished to resume their jurisdiction over their lands and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 2016158 Views

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Land Governance Manual – Think Tank Session #1

Land Governance Manual – Think Tank Session #1 “Allotment & Custom Holdings” June 15-16, 2016 Matsqui First Nation Hall – 5720 Julian Drive – Abbotsford, BC Request for Participation To: BC FNLM Operational First Nations From: FNLM Resource Centre RE: LAND GOVERNANCE MANUAL – THINK TANK SESSION #1 – JUNE 15-16, 2016 Date: Wednesday, June […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2016203 Views

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First Nations Gazette completes digitization of section 81 and section 85.1 by-laws

Kamloops, BC – First Nation by-laws, currently in force, and passed pursuant to s.81 and s. 85.1 of the Indian Act, are now available electronically on the First Nations Gazette (FNG) website. The FNG provides a comprehensive, online source for First Nation legislation in Canada, including laws, by-laws and codes. The FNG also provides a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2016182 Views

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City Transfers Land to Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Society

May 5, 2016 Summary At the In Camera meeting on April 4, 2016, Council approved, in principle, the sale of 1406 Bowen Road to the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre (NAC) for $1 to facilitate the creation of a affordable rental housing project that will support urban aboriginals living off Reserve in Nanaimo. NAC will leverage the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 6, 2016188 Views

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Lake Cowichan First Nation Economic Development Lands Feasibility Study

In 2013, Lake Cowichan First Nation (LCFN) completed a 5-year Economic Development Plan which outlined a strategic plan for addressing economic development opportunities for the community. Building on this initial plan, the goal of this project is to review the economic development potential for the lands within the current LCFN land base, and assess the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2016197 Views

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