Lands Management Department
Gerry Duquette Jr. - Lands Management Coordinator/Consultation Coordinator
Here is a link to the Dokis Land Management website. There we describe what a land management code is, why we as a First Nation are pursuing such a progressive goal, the benefits of successfully implementing our own land management code and also our voting dates. We also discuss the history of the Framework Agreement on First Nation's Land Management, the participating First Nations and how it is an important first step towards the larger goal of First Nation self-governance.
What is a Land Code?
A Land Code is the basic enabling land law of the First Nation and will replace the Land Management provisions of the Indian Act.
As Land Coordinator along with the Lands Committee, which consists of, eight (8) members from Dokis we will be drafting the Land Code on the following matters:
- Identifying the Reserve Lands to be managed by the First Nation
- The general rules and procedures for the use and occupation of these lands by First Nation members and others,
- Financial accountability for revenues from the Lands (except oil and gas revenues, which continue under the Indian Oil and Gas Act ),
- The making and publishing of First Nation Land Laws
- Conflict of interest rules,
- A community process to develop rules and procedures applicable to Land on the breakdown of marriage,
- Dispute resolution process,
- Procedures by which the First Nation can grant interests in Land or acquire Lands for community purposes,
- The delegation of Land Management responsibilities,
- And all other matters respecting the Management of First Nation Land.
Laws the First Nation can make:
- Laws on Land use planning and development
- Natural Resources
- Construction and building standards
- Local and Public Works
For all other Lands questions - Certificate of Possession, Certificate of Occupation, Lot allocations, Estates Matters please contact Claudine Restoule Lands & Estates Office at 705-763-2200 ext.226.
Lands Management Process Document
Lands Management Process (PDF 551 Kb)