The Lands Advisory Board

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:

  • provide strategic direction to the Resource Centre;
  • propose to the Minister such amendments to the Framework Agreement and the federal legislation as it considers necessary or advisable;
  • in consultation with First Nations, negotiating a funding method with the Minister
  • performing such other functions or services for a First Nation as are agreed to between the Board and the First Nation.

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