First Nations Land Registry Regulations (Regulations Amending), pursuant to the First Nations Land Management Act
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Title or working title of the regulatory initiative
Regulations Amending the First Nations Land Registry Regulations
First Nations Land Management Act
In the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, enacted by the First Nations Land Management Act, the federal government established a system for the registration of interests in First Nation lands. The First Nation Land Registry maintains abstracts for each reserve and every individual parcel of reserve land for each First Nation that is subject to the Act.
Previous provisions of the First Nations Land Management Act required Canada to administer and maintain the First Nations Land Registry in the same manner as the Reserve Land Register established under the Indian Act. An amendment to the Act has enabled the Governor in Council to create regulations relating to the transfer of the administration and maintenance of the First Nations Land Registry to any person or body.
Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)
The department will work with the Lands Advisory Board and the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre. This initiative is not under a specific formal regulatory cooperation work plan.
Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses
There are no expected impacts on international trade, investment or business. The regulatory changes affect First Nations already participating in First Nations Land Management and future entrants. These changes are administrative in nature and are expected to pave the way for future First Nations Land Registry Regulations.
No consultation is required beyond that which may have been and continue to be conducted by First Nations leadership with their community members and by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada with the Lands Advisory Board and the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre.
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Engagement and Policy Directorate
Indigenous Institutions and Governance Modernization Branch
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The date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan
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