You already have something amazing to offer; bring it to UVic! Here, your knowledge, experiences
and perspective will shape the UVic community. At the same time, you’ll have opportunities to
develop a deeper appreciation of your own culture and your place within it. At UVic, Indigenous
cultural activities and academics go hand-in-hand, so you don’t need to leave your culture behind
to pursue your university education.
The National Indigenous Economic Development Board
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The 2019 National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB) Economic Progress Report
provides a thorough and in-depth analysis of the economic realities of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The report includes three core indicators: employment; income; and, community well-being. These core
indicators are examined through 13 separate measures. Additionally, five underlying indicators are
considered: education; entrepreneurship and business development; governance; lands and resources;
For the last 40 years Manny Jules and like-minded First Nation and Indigenous leaders have developed an algorithm to creatively destroy the colonial framework represented by the Indian Act and the Department of Indian Affairs.
FIRST NATION PROFILE PAGES
LAND LAW, REGULATION & POLICY
FIRST NATION LAND REGISTRY
LAND USE PLANNING
CULTURAL, HERITAGE & TRADITIONAL USE
The Land Governance Manual (LGM) is a resource tool for Operational First Nations under the Framework Agreement. It was originally developed by a focus group of 11 Operational First Nations in the Sto:lo Territory in British Columbia which represented over 20+ years of land code implementation experience.
Your community has ratified the Land Code and the Individual Agreement, control over First Nation lands and resources are no longer be subject to the Indian Act, but recognized to be under the governance authority of the First Nation.
The First Nations Land Management Resource Centre (Resource Centre) was established by the LAB and was incorporated in 2001. The Resource Centre is the service delivery organization that fulfills the LAB’s technical and administrative responsibilities under the Framework Agreement. Governed by a Board of Directors which are appointed by LAB elected officials, the Resource Centre provides developmental and operational support services throughout the pre-developmental, developmental and operational stages of land governance.
Today, the Framework Agreement has expanded to include an ever-growing number of communities across Canada who are interested in replacing the lands restrictions of the Indian Act with their own land code laws and policies.
Each operational signatory community to the Framework Agreement assumes the full law-making authority and management of their reserve lands, environment and natural resources when they ratify their land code.
Canada ratified the Framework Agreement through the passage of the First Nations Land Management Act, which was assented to June 17, 1999.