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Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten) Land Laws & Policies

Here’s what you need to know.

In 2008 Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten) members passed our Land Code. Since then, we have been working with the Lands Management Advisory Committee, Council, and the community to create new land laws that will work better for Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten) members, developers, and the citizens who live on our lands.

Under the Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten) Land Code, Ch’íyáqtel  (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.

The laws created and enforced by Ch’íyáqtel  (Tzeachten) First Nation apply to all residents - members and non-members (i.e., those living in the leased developments). The Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten) Laws supersede any bylaws that the Homeowners Associations may have established.

Details of the Land Code

Ch’íyáqtel  (Tzeachten) First Nation has full jurisdiction and control of land management in the Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten) Reserve and can now create and enforce its own land laws, similar to a municipality. Sections of the Indian Act that pertain to lands no longer apply to the Ch’íyáqtel  (Tzeachten) First Nation.

The Individual Agreement is the negotiated agreement between Canada and Ch’íyáqtel  (Tzeachten) that lays out the transfer of land management from Canada to Ch’íyáqtel  (Tzeachten). Including the interim Environmental Assessment process, the revenue and funding for Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten), and the reserve lands transferred to Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten).

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