Land Code

The Wei Wai Kum First Nation (Campbell River Indian Band) has a Land Code that replaced the land management provisions of the Indian Act. The Land Code was developed based on the Framework Agreement of First Nations Land Management, which is a government-to-government agreement with Canada that allows First Nations to resume and exercise their own jurisdiction, control and decision-making over their lands and resources.

The benefits of a land code to the Band include the ability to make timely business and administrative decisions without having to go to the federal government for approval. It enables our Nation to enact and enforce sound environmental management and protection laws. It also protects our Nation against arbitrary expropriation of our reserve lands.

The Framework agreement does not affect any treaty rights or Aboriginal rights.

Land Management under a land code can include:

  • Interests and licenses for land and natural resources
  • Revenue and expenditures
  • Zoning, land use, subdivisions, land development
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Protection
  • Transfers, including wills and estates
  • Matrimonial property
  • Dispute resolution
  • Enforcement
  • Administration and accountability, including conflict of interest rules and delegated authority
  • Land Management under a Land Code does not apply to:
  • Oil and natural gas
  • Atomic energy
  • Migratory birds
  • Endangered species
  • Fisheries
  • Taxation exemptions and powers
  • Any lands except reserve lands

 

Draft Law for September 17th, 2019 Community Meeting 

Community-Protection-Law-Draft

 

Wei Wai Kum Land Code June 25, 2012 [2 MB]

Federal Homes On-Reserve Act [257 KB]

Land Registry Law

Allotment Law

Emergency Trespass, Residency & Protection Law, 2019