The Lac La Ronge Indian Band has begun to process to develop its Land Code. This process will be completed over the next 2 years.
What is a Land Code?
The Land Code presents to our people an opportunity to do away with the Indian Act for land management and transfer land management back to the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.
Effectively First Nations gain control of their own land management decisions much like our ancestors enjoyed before contact.
The Land Code, drafted by the LLRIB Land Code Committee, sets out the principles, guidelines and processes by which the LLRIB will exercise control and management over reserve lands and resources consistent with the Framework Agreement.
LLRIB’s Land Code will reflect our culture, values, traditions and ways of doing things. If the Land Code is approved by the Membership LLRIB’s lands and resources will no longer be managed by the Minister of Indian Affairs under the Indian Act.
Why Have a Land Code?
Currently, there are 32 sections in the Indian Act that control how reserve lands and resources are managed. It includes how lands are used or developed for:
· Economic Development purposes
Our own Land Code Laws would abolish these 32 sections and give control and decision-making authority to the community.
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