Important Links and Information about the

Membertou Land Code

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Membertou Land Code!

Until our Land Code is approved,  Government of Canada administration of our reserve lands continues under the Indian Act.

What is the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management?

The Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management is a government-to- government agreement signed in 1996 by 14 First Nations and Canada. 

IT WAS DESIGNED BY FIRST NATIONS, FOR FIRST NATIONS

The Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management provides First Nations with the means to opt out of the land management sections of the Indian Act and take over responsibility for the management and control of their reserve lands and resources.

 

The Framework Agreement provides signatory First Nations (Membertou joined as a signatory in 2012) with the option to manage their reserve lands under their own Land Codes.

 

In order for a First Nation community to take control of its reserve lands and resources, it must develop and approve, by community vote, a Land Code.

 

The Framework Agreement is not a treaty and does not affect treaty rights or other constitutional rights of the First Nations.

GET THE FACTS ABOUT THE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT! CLICK HERE

Important Document and Links:

DOCUMENTS:

 


 

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A Land Code:

  • IS CREATED by a First Nation

  • REPLACES the land management sections of the Indian Act

  • REMOVES the Government of Canada from reserve land management

  • DOES NOT impact Indian Act Tax Exemption

  • DOES NOT impact reserve status of land

  • PROTECTS our lands from expropriation

A Land Code can:

  • PROTECT Cultural Heritage

  • PROTECT our land base

  • PROVIDE more funding opportunities

  • SUPPORT economic development

  • CREATE the opportunity for more business

  • ENFORCE land laws on reserve


 

Contact:

Cheryl Knockwood 

(902) 564-6466 (ext. 2520)  cherylknockwood@membertou.ca 

www.membertoulandcode.com

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