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Kátł’odeeche First Nation
Our Land Our Laws Our Future
WELCOME to our Land Code Development website!
The purpose of the Kátł’odeeche First Nation (KFN) Land Code (the “Land Code”) is to set out the rules, principles and administrative structures that will apply to KFN reserve lands, as laid out in the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, to which we are a signatory.
The KFN Land Code, if approved by eligible voting members of KFN, will enable our Nation to manage our reserve lands, resources, and related land activities, that are currently being managed "on our behalf" by the federal Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).
Our Land Code is being drafted and reviewed by our own members, and we are looking for everyone's' input as we work to create a land code that encompasses our communities views and priorities. Please feel free to contact us, your land code committee, and please participate in the numerous community outreach events that we have planned, which are on our News & Resources page.
We are going to a Vote!
Kátł’odeeche First Nation is pursuing a land code under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management and became a signatory First Nation in October 2017 to move towards managing its own Reserve lands and resources. KFN will go to the polls for the KFN Land Code in 2020!
We are voting on
July 29, 2020
(advance poll on July 22, 2020)
What is a land code?
Our Land Code will be the basic land law of our First Nation and will replace the land management provisions of the Indian Act. That means roughly 25% of the Indian Act will no longer apply to us! Our land code will allow our community to regain governance over our lands and resources! It is developed by our First Nation, through consultation with our community members, and voted on by our people. Our Land Code is BY US, FOR US!
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 on February 12, 1996. This agreement provides Signatory First Nations (KFN is one) with the option to govern their reserve lands and resources under their own land codes, free from the restrictions
imposed under the Indian Act. It is not a treaty and does not affect treaty rights or other constitutional rights of First Nations.
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