Taking Ownership Of Their Land

Worth A Look, Aboriginal Futures, Frontier Centre

“The legislation is intended to help First Nations participate in the national economy on terms which most Canadians take for granted. However, participation will be optional. No one will be forced to do anything with their lands. Those of us who choose to participate will be able to escape the oversight of the Indian Act and actually take legal title to our own lands.”

Who Should Own Reserve Lands?

Commentary, Aboriginal Futures, Frontier Centre

“The First Nation Property Ownership Initiative is drawing fire, with some calling it a proposal to transform reserve lands into fee simple holdings. This is incorrect. The legislation is intended to help first nations participate in the national economy on terms that most Canadians take for granted.”