Lac La Ronge Indian Band

Box 480

La Ronge, SK, S0J 1L0

(306) 425-2183 / 1 (800) 567-7736




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Benefits of the Land Code


There are a number of major benefits to First Nation signatories who ratify and begin working under their Land Code.  Some of these benefits include:


  • First real recognition of First Nation right to manage its reserve lands and resources

  • Removal of reserve lands from the Indian Act

  • Community control over First Nation land management and development

  • Inclusion of both off-reserve and on-reserve members in important decisions

  • increased accountability to members of the First Nation

  • More efficient governance of First Nation land

  • Recognition of First Nation legal capacity to acquire and hold property, to borrow, to contract, to expend and invest money, to be a party to legal proceedings, to exercise its powers and to perform its duties

  • Transfer by Canada of land revenues to First Nation

  • Recognition of the right to directly receive revenue from interests in First Nation land

  • Protection against arbitrary expropriation of First Nation land

  • Protection against loss of First Nation land through surrender for sale

  • Ability of a First Nation to pass environmental laws

  • Recognition of significant law-making powers respecting First Nation land

  • Removal of the need to obtain Ministerial approval for First Nation decisions

  • Recognition in Canadian courts of First Nation laws

  • Recognition of right to create modern offences for breach of First Nation laws

  • Ability to appoint Justices of the Peace

  • Ability to create a local dispute resolution processes

  • Establishment of land registry regulations and an electronic land registry system

  • Establishment of a First Nation Lands Board and Resource Centre to provide technical assistance to First Nation