Land Management Department

Mission and Vision Statement

“To develop and implement policies and guidelines for the preservation and management of McLeod Lake Indian Band (MLIB) lands and resources to ensure and enhance the long-term sustainability of these resources for the future of the Tse’Khene of MLIB.”

MLIB Land Management Department

The McLeod Lake Indian Band has 49,536 acres of reserve land, plus some fee simple properties which are at: Summit Lake (56 ha. and the Mackenzie Junction (43 ha.) that we are managing.  Land Management in conjunction with the Economic Development department must try to utilize these lands in an environmental sustainable way and generate an income with them.  The reserve land we have is mostly used by forestry.  In the future the Band would like to have other uses of the land; such as having cabins and using them to exercise our traditional activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping, berry picking and gathering.  Other ideas would be to create eco-tourism opportunities.  What would you, as our Tse’Khene people like to see with our land management?  Let us know!

 

Land Management Governing Laws

 

Effective May 20th, 2003, the McLeod Lake Indian Band has jurisdiction and authority to manage the McLeod Lake Indian Band reserve land under the McLeod Lake Indian Band Land Code, 2002 (Land Code).  This Land Code was enacted according to the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management and the First Nations Land Management Act, S.C. 1999, c.24 (FNLMA).  Our Nation is an Operational First Nation under the FNLMA.

The McLeod Lake Indian Band has also enacted the McLeod Lake Indian Band Real Property Act, May 2004, which provides rules and procedures applicable on the breakdown of a marriage to the use and occupancy and possession of Band Land*, and the division of interests in that land (*this is only applicable to CP allotment only and for McLeod Lake Indian Band members).

 

Property Taxation Governing Laws

The McLeod Lake Indian Band has enacted the McLeod Lake Indian Band Property Assessment Law, 2017 and the McLeod Lake Indian Band Property Taxation Law, 2017 in accordance with the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, S.C. 2005, c.9 (FNFMA).  The property laws respecting taxation for local purposes of reserve lands, interests in reserve lands or rights to occupy, possess or use reserve lands, came into force and effect on December 14th, 2017.

The McLeod Lake Indian Band has enacted the McLeod Lake Indian Band Annual Rates Law, 2018 and the McLeod Lake Indian Band Annual Expenditure Law, 2018 in accordance with the FNFMA.  The property laws respecting taxation for local purposes of reserve lands, interests in reserve lands or rights to occupy, posses or use reserve lands, including laws authorizing the expenditure of local revenues and to establish tax rates and apply them to the assessed value of lands, interests and rights in the reserve, came into force and effect on June 13th, 2018.

MLIB Land Management Contacts

 

Tania Solonas, Clerk and Tax Administrator (250) 750-6860 | tsolonas@mlib.ca

Fax (250) 750-4420

MLIB Land Management Committee

Sam Chingee, Committee Member c/o: linyallie@hotmail.com

Cheryl Chingee, Committee Member cherylch@telus.net

Richard Jackson, Committee Member c/o: rick-naiomi@hotmail.com

Ricky Roen, Committee Member rickyroen@outlook.com 

Sonya Solonas, Committee Member sonyasolonas@hotmail.com

Fay Masear, Council Liaison fayrelight1@gmail.com

 

 

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