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About Our Land Code


Land Code 

This is a First Nation-driven project. First Nations that go through this process develop a unique Land Code that reflects the laws, priorities, and traditions specific to their community.


Once the Land Code is completed, all eligible voting members, both on and off the reserve, will be asked to vote on the Land Code. Nothing is finalized without community approval through a vote.


Please review the important information below. 

On March 22, 2024 Peerless Trout First Nation voting members will be asked if they approve:
  • The Peerless Trout First Nation Land Code, and
  • The Individual Agreement with Canada
A “YES” vote means that PTFN will govern its own reserve lands under the Peerless Trout First Nation Land Code.
A “NO” vote means that Peerless Trout First Nation lands will continue to be managed by Canada under the Indian Act.

 What is the LAND CODE?

​The land code is a land law specific to PTFN and will replace the 44 land management provisions of the Indian Act.

The land code and its contents will be drafted by PTFN and its membership and will cover the following matters:

  • Identifying the reserve lands to be managed.

  • Develop general rules and procedures for the use and occupation of these lands by members and others.

  • The making and publishing of Lac Seul land laws.


What is an

An Agreement negotiated between our First Nation and Canada to deal with such matters as:

  • Reserve lands to be managed

  • Specifics of the transfer of the administration of land from Canada to the First Nation

  • Transfer of revenue and capital monies

  • An interim environmental assessment process

  • Funding​


Community Ratification Process

The procedure for the Community Ratification Process (CRP) is developed by the community in accordance with the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management.  It includes:

  • Every eligible voter 18 yrs.+ as of last voting day must have the opportunity to freely vote

  • Inclusive of On-Reserve and Off-Reserve Voters

  • Voting process and methods

The land code provides increased protection for reserve land and resources.

PTFN Community Engagement Resources

Peerless Trout First Nation Land Maps

Land Code information: Answers to your questions

Additional Reference Information

The Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management

Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management Act (FAFNLMA)

First Nation Signatories
to the
Framework Agreement 

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