What does the Land Code Mean to FMFN?

Member-led decision-making
  • Land and resource management decisions made by Fort McKay, not Canada
  • Member involvement in the development of laws and regulations
  • Members approve important land and resource projects and initiatives such as land and resource plans, voluntary land exchange, developments on Namur Lake and Namur River reserves, etc.
Accountability to members
  • Financial transparency is required for all land and resource income and expenditures
  • Mandatory reporting on land and resource activities
  • Conflict of interest rules for all decision-makers and committees
  • Access to information for members guaranteed
Environmental protection
  • Environmental review and decisions made by Fort McKay, not Canada
  • Authority to enact environmental protection and conservation laws
  • Ability to enforce laws and charge fines to polluters on Fort McKay reserve land
Strengthening traditions and culture
  • Protection of historical and cultural sites through restrictions on development in sensitive areas
  • Traditional law enforcement and restorative justice options
  • Cree and Dene languages used to describe land and resources
Self efficacy
  • Sovereignty over lands and resources – no longer under Canada’s watch
  • Informed, confident, and engaged membership
  • Building skills and knowledge in the community

For more information on the Fort McKay First Nation draft Land Code please contact any member of the Land Code Committee or email/call:

Carie Santo
Land Governance and Planning Analyst
Fort McKay First Nation