First Nations have the inherent right to govern their lands and resources. First Nation’s Land Governance Offices are created to manage the First Nation’s lands. For the purposes of these materials, Land Governance refers to the day-to-day activities of administering, managing and governing reserve lands and any land or Interest acquired by the Nation, whether by land claim, purchase or other process.
The authority of the Nation to govern its land and resources flows from its inherent right of self-government and its rights, including Aboriginal rights and title.
The purpose of the Lands Office is to set out the principles and legislative and administrative structures that apply to the Nation’s Land and through which the Nation exercises its authority over those lands.
Duties include the development, conservation, protection, management, use and possession of the Nation’s Land, in addition to: