The Lands Advisory Board
Under the Framework Agreement, signatory First Nations established a Lands Advisory Board to assist them in implementing land governance over their reserve lands and resources. Councils of the Signatory Operational First Nations (FNs) determine composition of the LAB. The LAB is currently comprised of 14 Directors and the Chair, serving on staggered terms. Annually, one Director’s position comes up for election from each of three regions. These three regions are British Columbia, Prairie (AB, SK and MB), and Eastern (ON, QC and the Atlantic). The LAB Chair is elected for a 5-year term, the Directors are elected for three-year terms.
LAB’s primary responsibilities are to: