Strengthening our Land Governance Through Community Engagement

NCN Lands & Resources

NCN is taking the initiative to strengthen our Land Governance for our Reserve Lands. The Lands Department is working closely with the Resource Management Board (RMB) to collaborate Lands & Resources under one authority. Lands were added as a “New” NCN portfolio in the 2014 Chief and Council Election. The Lands technical and management team currently consist of three staff members, the Land Code Development Committee, Centralized Office Location jointly with RMB, a future land administrator and participating Elder advisor(s).

NCN LANDS DEPARTMENT PROGRAM GOALS

Strengthen Lands Governance via Community Engagement:

  • Strong Local Administrative & Management Capacity – Establish Project Team & Work Plan – local members wherever possible
  • Community Engagement & Input – meetings, smaller workshops, one on one interviews, written submissions, website, on & off reserve
  • Field Work/Research – conduct interviews with membership through one on one interviews – Data Processing & Management: compile, entry, analysis & verification
  • Build technology requirements and Information Systems – Digital Mapping system (GIS), electronic filing system, geodatabase, network/server
  • Good Administrative Policies & Procedures – Implement Plan & Policies through a Land Admin & Stewardship Program

NCN LANDS DEPARTMENT TEAM

  • Councillor Willie Moore, Portfolio Lead
  • Ed Vystrcil, Lands Director
  • Jeremiah Spence, Land Code Coordinator
  • Terry Linklater, TLE Coordinator

PROGRAM AREAS

  • Land Management & Planning
  • Land Administration& Information Management
  • Land Additions – TLE, NFA, Additions to Reserve
  • Economic Development
  • Special Projects (Research & Development)

PROGRAMS

CURRENT PROJECTS/INITIATIVES

  • Land Code
  • Land Disparity Claim
  • Strengthen Capacity and Technical Skills
  • Strengthen Administrative & Governance Structures
  • Add more land to reserve for economic development (Eg. TLE, NFA)

NCN POTENTIAL LANDS IN THOMPSON

(FOR PROPOSED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

  • River Cabaret
  • Yale Newman (85 Acres)
  • Mystery Lake Property (4.2 Acres)
Reserve, TLE & NFA Lands within the RMA