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2 months 1 week
2018 / PDF
Stz’uminus dedicated 65 acres of land to economic development and we are in the process of developing a new town at Oyster Bay.Since Stz’uminus First Nation voted for First Nation Lands Management and passed our Land Code in 2013, Stz’um inus operates under the First Nations Land Management Regime and has management authority and law - making powers over its reserve lands.
Found in: Governance | Legal
4 months 2 weeks
2012 / PDF
Created by the First Nations Tax Commission, this policy sets out the requirements that must be met in financial administration by-laws enacted under subsection 83(1) of the Indian Act. This policy is used by the Commission in its review and recommendation for approval of First Nations’ financial administration by-laws. Provides guidance on the definitions and contents of each section.
Resource Producer: First Nations Tax Commission
Author(s): First Nations Tax Commission
1 year 1 month
2016 / PDF
The official Skowkale First Nation Business Permit Laws governing business applications, permitting, and enforcements. 
Resource Producer: Sq’ewqéyl (Skowkale First Nation)
1 year 6 months
2009 / PDF
This resource highlights the 96 Best Practices of Comprehensive Community Planning among First Nations. The list was compiled with the work of New Relationship Trust, as well as Beringia Community Planning, from a range of both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal sources. It covers five areas of: Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP), Governance, Land Use Planning, Consultation, and Environmental...
Resource Producer: New Relationship Trust
Author(s): Cook, Jeff
2 years 1 month
2016 / PDF
The Dease River Development Corporation By-Laws cover:DefinitionsBusiness of the CorporationBorrowing and SecurityAmong others.
Resource Producer: Dease River First Nation
2 years 7 months
2015 / PDF
Traditional knowledge and oral traditions history are crucial lines of evidence in Aboriginal claims litigation and alternative forms of resolution, most notably claims commissions. This article explores the ways in which these lines of evidence pose numerous challenges in terms of how and where they can be presented, who is qualified to present it, questions about whether this evidence can stand...
Author(s): Arthur J. Ray, University of British Columbia
2 years 8 months
2015 / PDF
The purpose of this booklet is to set out the Land Development Procedures on Shxwhá:y Village Reserve land for developers, interest-holders, residents and other persons with interests in Shxwhá:y Village Lands. 
Resource Producer: New Relationship Trust
2 years 11 months
2005 / PDF
Employers today face potential liability from a number of fronts. For example, employers can be held liable for improperly hiring, firing, demoting or transferring employees. They can face sanctions for failing to comply with legislated minimums, such as wages, vacation time, and medical, disability and parental leaves. Employers may also be held responsible for the actions of their employees,...
Author(s): Eamon Murphy and Kathryn Deo, Woodward & Company
2 years 11 months
2008 / PDF
The purpose of this paper is to use the recent William decision to illustrate that oral history is a source of information that provides a more complete understanding of the issues and legal tests involved in Aboriginal rights litigation and is often the only evidence available for Courts to consider. Oral history not only illuminates historic events, but it provides context and an Aboriginal...
Author(s): Gary S. Campo, of Woodward & Company, Victoria, BC
2 years 11 months
2010 / PDF
The proposed First Nations Property Ownership Act (FNPO) is an initiative that would “permit First Nations who wish to hold the legal title to their lands to do so; and ... to do so without risking the loss of their governance powers...no matter what ownership rights the First Nations may themselves decide to allow.”
Author(s): Woodward and Company
Found in: Legal | Rights & Title

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