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Acquisitions

The Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation is in the process of acquiring lands throughout Saskatchewan for the economic benefit of the community as a whole. These land parcels will be acquired for the sole purpose of economic development and expansion in both rural and urban settings.

As the nation moves toward the incremental acquisition of land, all due diligence will be managed through internal decision making processes of Chief and Council, guided by outsourced independent professional firms on a case by case basis.

This Land Acquisition Policy is intended to bring about transformative economic change to the people of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation. Though not a Treaty Land Entitlement Band (TLE), the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation follows the key principles governing land acquisitions and land management outlined within the Treaty Land Entitlement Framework Agreement.

Muscowpetung also adheres to the Federal Additions to Reserve Process:

WHAT IS ADDITIONS TO RESERVE?

A reserve is a parcel of land where legal title is held by the Crown (Government of Canada), for the use and benefit of a particular First Nation. An Addition to Reserve is a parcel of land added to the existing reserve land of a First Nation or that creates a new reserve. Land can be added adjacent to the existing reserve land (contiguous) or separated from the existing reserve land (non-contiguous). An Addition to reserve can be added in rural or urban settings.

AN ADDITION TO RESERVE:

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An Addition to Reserve

-Enables Canada to fulfill legal obligations established by specific claim and treaty settlement agreements;

-Contributes directly to advancing reconciliation;

-Improves the Treaty relationship;

-Can improve community to land resources, and

-Can increase community and economic    development for First Nations.

THERE ARE FOUR STAGES TO THE ADDITION TO RESERVE PROCESS

I. INITIATION

THE FIRST NATION SUBMITS A BAND COUNCIL RESOLUTION AND RESERVE CREATION PROPOSAL TO THE INAC REGIONAL OFFICE.

II. ASSESSMENT & REVIEW

INAC REVIEWS THE PROPOSAL AND ADVISES THE FIRST NATION IN WRITING OF THE RESULTS, ISSUING A LETTER OF SUPPORT TO FIRST NATIONS WITH SUCCESSFUL PROPOSALS.

III. PROPOSAL & COMPLETION

INAC AND THE FIRST NATION WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE AND EXECUTE A WORK PLAN TO COMPLETE THE PROPOSAL.

IV. APPROVAL

THE MINISTER OF INDIGENOUS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS APPROVES PROPOSALS BY MINISTERIAL ORDER OR RECOMMENDS APPROVAL BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL FOR ORDER IN COUNCIL PROPOSALS.