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Is a First Nation council accountable to the members?

Yes. Besides being politically accountable, a First Nation council under the Land Code is legally responsible for managing the lands and resources for the benefit of the members of the First Nation.

 

How will accountability to the members be ensured?

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A requirement of First Nations Land Management is the Community Ratification Process. Once the Land Code and the final Individual Agreement is completed (with and by the Community), a ratification vote will be held.  We anticipate this vote to be held late 2017 / early 2018.  

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What is happening with the Fort Nelson First Nation Land Code (as a component of First Nations Land Management).

After a year of radio silence our website is back up and running!!!! Soon you will find the latest news about Lands projects, including the FNFN Land Code development, the Snake River boat launch cabin, the Harvesters Program and more!!! Please bear with us as we work to update the site over the next few weeks.

The Fort Nelson First Nation has won a potentially precedent-setting decision from the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board that cancels the water licence of a natural gas fracking operation in northeast B.C.

The appeal board — in a decision that took 20 months to deliver — concluded the science behind the licence was fundamentally flawed and the province did not consult the First Nation in good faith.

Both the province and the company involved, Nexen, had argued using the water would have no significant adverse environmental effects and there was adequate consultation.

Yellowknife – Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is the topic of a great deal of controversy and commentary was boldly presented at last night’s fracking public consultation session in Yellowknife. Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus attended: “The public engagement session was seen by most participants as being a meaningless approach to public consultation.

Check out the latest CBC coverage of FNFN's use of prescribed fires in land management here.

May 7 2015 - Lax Kw'alaams Band members unanimously vote against Petronas LNG Terminal

"All of the more than 180 eligible voters at a meeting in Port Simpson stood up to oppose the plan to build a liquefied-natural-gas pipeline and terminal in their territory, said Lax Kw'alaams band member Malcolm Sampson." Read more on the story here.

In Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations Territory, The Klinse-Za Caribou maternity pen program has gone through two successful seasons, slowly increasing the number of the animals in the herd from the all time low of 20 in 2013. The program is now in jeopardy due to funding shortfalls. The Peace Northern Caribou Committee estimates they need to crowd source $50,000 to continue the program.  Find out more information on this story here.

A new report issued by Moody's Investors Service April 7th 2015 forcasts "low LNG prices will result in the cancellation of the vast majority of the nearly 30 liquefaction projects currently proposed in the US, 18 in western Canada, and four in eastern Canada". Moody's Investors Service is one of the most trusted credit rating agencies in the world.

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