SKWAH FIRST NATION

LAND CODE

Skwah First Nation Land Code

WHAT IS A LAND CODE?

Our land code is a land law specific to Skwah First Nation and will replace the 44 lands management provisions of the Indian Act.

The land code and its contents will be drafted by Skwah First Nation and its membership and will make provisions for the following matters:

  • Identifying the reserve lands to be managed.

  • Develop general rules and procedures for the use and occupation of these lands by members and others.

  • The making and publishing of Skwah land laws.

The land code provides increased protection for reserve land and resources.

WHAT IS AN INDIVIDUAL AGREEMENT?

Negotiated between the First Nation and Canada to deal with such matters as:

  • Reserve lands to be managed

  • Specifics of the transfer of the administration of land from Canada to the First Nation

  • Transfer of revenue and capital monies to Skwah First Nation

  • An interim environmental assessment process

  • Funding

WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY RATIFICATION PROCESS?

The procedure for the community ratification process is developed by the community in accordance with the Framework Agreement

  • Every eligible voter 18 yrs.+ as of last voting day must have the opportunity to freely vote

  • Inclusive of On-Reserve and Off-Reserve Voters

  • In-person Polling Stations; or

  • Mail-in or electronic voting.

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW:

(click on links to read/download)

 

  • Skwah Land Code

    • coming soon...

 

  • Summary of Skwah Land Code

  • Individual Agreement

  • Summary of Individual Agreement

 

 

 

Please check back soon for updates!

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CALL 

Maretta Beger

Tel: (604) 792-9204

Fax: (604) 792-1093

OFFICE HOURS

Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm

CONTACT US

Maretta Beger

Land Code Coodinator

maretta.beger@skwah.org

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