The Lands Sector 5 Year Plan encompasses all six priorities identified in the Community Plan adopted by Council but is weighted towards the implementation of the Land Code. Performance indicators will be used annually to evaluate the Sector’s success in completing its goals. The Plan is separated into key focus areas which include land governance, environmental stewardship, natural resource management on reserve, resolution of Indian Act legacy issues, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) development, land administration, and membership.


The focus of the Lands Department is the management of all reserve lands and responsibility for developing and implementing LNIB’s Land Code with the support of membership.


  • Process allotments and CP’s for Community members
  • Research background for land claims
  • Provide Land Status Reports for surveys and projects to be carried out on reserve lands
  • Present land issues to Council on behalf of Community members’ requests
  • Assist Community members to resolve land disputes and estate land issues         
  • Identify and resolve environmental issues to keep reserve lands safe
  • Develop bylaws, laws, and policies related to reserve lands
  • Assist other LNIB departments such as Housing, Public Works, Economic Development, and Natural Resources when projects involve reserve lands
  • Prepare and process permits for projects such as timber harvesting, and sand & gravel pits
  • Work directly with contractors such as lawyers, engineers, and surveyors

Work with outside agencies such as:

  • Federal: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Environment Canada (EC), Department of Justice (DOJ)

  • Provincial: Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (MOTI), Ministry of Mines (MoM)

  • Work with stakeholders who may have an interest on reserve lands such as tenants, and holders of Rights of Way (ROW) and easements

  • Council/Staff experience - does Council and staff feel up to the task to be full decision makers?

Typical growing pains of any government:

  • Sufficient resources
  • Staff
  • Space
  • Policy and procedural development
  • Law making

Lots of hard work will be required.

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