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Mi’kmaw Strategy Plan.v.1

2014/2015 PLMCP-Professional Lands Management Certification Program Graduates:

Clarence “Jason” MacDonald, Sipekne’katik First Nation along with 11 others from across the country

17 other 2015/2016 Graduates: None from the Atlantic

NEW ATR Directive:

Newsletter for wills and estates

Are you interested in mapping for Indigenous rights and interests? Do you want to learn how to use mapping tools to support communities’ land management and land use planning? Do maps seem like a useful tool that you could use in your work?





Environmental Learning Regime workshop session

February 24 - 25, 2015

Environmental Learning Regime (ELR) 2015
Focus on Sustainable Development towards Environmental Management
–Hosted by Bear River2015-

The Environmental Learning Regime (ELR) is part of AANDC’s commitment to the promotion of environment training and awareness for First Nations on reserve. As part of the ELR, AANDC is hosting a two day workshop with a focus on sustainable development through environmental management concepts and themes.

We intend to provide presentations on environmental management tools and strategies and discuss how sustainable development can be met achieved through land use planning, policies and procedures, and by-laws. We will feature group exercises and activities for participants to discuss their own issues and strategize approaches together, based on lessons learned within the group. Some issues that could be addressed include solid waste management, fuel storage, land uses, and economic development and related activities.

Attendees should include Band Administrators, and representatives from lands, capital, economic development, and councillors with relevant portfolios.

Workshop Details

When: February 24 & 25, 2015 (lunch is provided both days)
Where: Legends Gaming Center, Nova Scotia
How: To register contact Mary Knockwood directly at 902 661-6277902 661-6277 or email:
Rooms: Participants can book rooms at the Super 8, ask for block of rooms under the name of Bear River, (902) 895-8884(902) 895-8884, for $99 a night. Participants must secure the room with their own credit card. Please RSVP by January 31, 2015. Alternate accommodations for the same rate are also acceptable.

AANDC will offer re-imbursements for up to 2 participants from each community. Participants within a 150 km radius will be expected to drive in daily, all others will be provided one, two (or up to three for specific communities) nights accommodation based on travel distance. Per diems will be provided for up to two days per person excluding breakfast and lunch when they are provided at the hotel and workshop respectively. People from the same community are expected to car pool. Per diem and accommodation will be paid out at treasury board rates. Participants will be mailed re-imbursement cheques made out to their respective Administrations based upon the submission of expense forms at the conclusion of the workshop. An agenda will follow.

National Aboriginal Land Management Association ( GM)

January 26 - 30, 2015

National Aboriginal Land Management Association Meeting in Winnipeg, MB

Conference Call with MEDS

January 7, 2015

conference call at 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 PM

New President for Atlantic Region Aboriginal Land Associations ( ARALA) beginning January 2015 to December 2015

January 1 - December 31, 2015

At the recent ARALA meeting in Saint John, New Brunswick, on October 28, 29, 30th, 2014, a vote was held to choose the executive. Louis Joe Bernard, for President of ARALA for the year 2015.

Matromial Real Property Act

July 4 - 31, 2014

Keynote Address Matrimonial Real Property on Reserve – Teresa Edwards

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Providing a unified political voice for the Mi’kmaq people of the province of Nova Scotia

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