2 More First Nations vote YES to their Community Land Code.
Wasauksing votes YES to their Community Land Code!
On February 25th, 2017, Ontario’s Wasauksing First Nation voted undeniably in favour of their community Land Code. Under their Land Code, Wasauksing First Nation will be able to manage their own land, resources and environment per their community developed land code, laws and policies. This is an incredible step forward for the community, as it becomes the 70th First Nation in Canada to regain lands governance authority under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. Wasauksing can now move ahead at the speed of business, protecting their lands and resources in keeping with the wishes of the community. Congratulations Wasausking!
A first for Quebec! Abénakis de Wôlinak VOTE yes!
In an historic vote, the Abénakis de Wôlinak became the first Framework Agreement signatory community in Quebec to ratify their community Land Code, and regain authority over their reserve lands and resources. On March 2nd, 2017 Wôlinak voting members chose to opt out of 34 restricting lands sections of the Indian Act, in favour of their own lands laws. A first for Quebec, and now the 71st First Nation community in Canada to become operational under the Framework Agreement, Wôlinak is now at the helm of their community protection and sustainability projects. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement.