BNA Land Code
One of the most significant developments in lands and economic development over the last 30 years has been the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, and the First Nation Land Management Act in Canada. Communities that move through this process can remove themselves from 25% of the Indian Act; all those sections related to lands.
BNA signed the Framework Agreement in 2012 and following 2 years of community engagement and policy development, ratified its Land Code in March 2014. Many provisions have made BNA’s Land Code unworkable. Therefore, BNA’s Interim Lands Committee has turned its attention to the Land Code, and by working with the Lands Advisory Board, the Committee is working its way through the Land Code and finalizing changes.
Once completed, the community will utilize the same ratification and amendment process as was undertaken when BNA first got its Land Code in 2014 and will bring its newly re-ratified Land Code into effect.