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Laws on SAY Lands


Since Skowkale, Aitchelitz and Yakweakwioose members passed our Land Code in 2014 we have been working with the Lands Management Advisory Committee, Council and the community to develop new laws. The idea is to replace the old Indian Act sections with land laws that work better for Skowakle, Aitchelitz and Yakweakwioose members, developers and for the citizens who live on our lands.

Under the SAY Land Codes, Council is authorized to pass various laws under section 3 and laws relating to enforcement under various sections including 11.6 of the Code.

All the laws created and enforced by SAY First Nations apply to all residents living on the Lands—both members and non-members (i.e. those living in the leased developments). The SAY Laws supersede any bylaws that may have been established by the Homeowners Associations.

What is a Land Code?
•It is the basic land law of the FN and replaces the Indian Act sections pertaining to land management.
• The 3 First Nations now have full jurisdiction and control of land management on their Reserves.
• Skowkale, Aitchelitz and Yakweakwioose can now create and enforce our own land laws similar to a municipality.
• The Indian Act sections that pertain to lands no longer applies, approximately 1/3 of the Indian Act.
• AANDC (the Fed Gov’t) no longer has any involvement with land management for the 3 FNs.

What is an Individual Agreement?
•It’s the negotiated agreement between Canada, Skowkale, Aitchelitz and Yakweakwioose that lays out the transfer of land management from Canada to the SAY FNs;
• It includes the interim Environmental Assessment process;
• Sets out the revenue and funding; and
• The reserve lands that are transferred.
 

Current Laws:

Aitchelitz Laws
Spousal Real Property Law (applies to Members only)
Subdivision and Development Law
CP Law (applies to Members only)
Enforcement and Ticketing Law
Dog Licensing and Animal Management Law
Business Permit Law 
Community Quality Law 
Zoning Law 
Environemtenal Protection Law

Skowkale Laws
Spousal Real Property Law (applies to Members only)
Subdivision and Development Law
CP Law (applies to Members only)
Enforcement and Ticketing Law
Dog Licensing and Animal Management Law
Property Transfer Tax Law
Business Permit Law 
Community Quaility Law  
Zoning Law 
Environmental Protection Law

Yakweakwioose Laws
Spousal Real Property Law (applies to Members only)
Subdivision and Development Law
CP Law (applies to Members only)
Enforcement and Ticketing Law
Dog Licensing and Animal Management Law
Business Permit Law 
Community Quaility Law 
Zoning Law 
Environmental Protection Law