Laws on Tzeachten Lands

Since Tzeachten members passed our Land Code in 2008 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 Tzeachten members, developers and for the citizens who live on our lands.

Under the Tzeachten Land Code, Tzeachten 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 Tzeachten First Nation apply to all residents living on Tzeachten Lands—both members and non-members (i.e. those living in the leased developments). The Tzeachten Laws supersede any bylaws that may have been established by the Homeowners Associations.

What is Land Code?
Tzeachten FN has full jurisdiction and control of land management on Tzeachten Reserve. The Indian Act Sections (which is approx. 1/3 of the Act) that pertain to lands no longer applies to Tzeachten First Nation. Tzeachten can now create and enforce its own land laws similar to a municipality.

The Individual Agreement is the negotiated agreement between Canada and Tzeachten that lays out the transfer of land management from Canada to Tzeachten.
· It includes the interim Environmental Assessment process;
· The revenue and funding for Tzeachten;
· and The reserve lands transferred to Tzeachten.

Tzeachten Laws (PDF)