2016 Aboriginal and Inuit Leases

2016 Jurisdictional Scan: Aboriginal and Inuit Leases
Does your jurisdiction have any lease arrangements for lands owned by First Nations/Inuit for inclusion in your parks?
JURISDICTIONREPLIEDYES/NOCONTACT NAME
B.C PARKSX
ALBERTA PARKSNoScott Jones
COMMENTS:Very interesting concept…we have nothing like it in Alberta though! If you have more information, or find out more info from other CPC members, AB Parks would be interested in learning more.
SASKATCHEWAN PARKSX
MANITOBA PARKSX
ONTARIO PARKSX 
SEPAQ (QUEBEC)X
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADORX
NOVA SCOTIAX
PARKS NEW BRUNSWICKNoAndrew Foster 
COMMENTS: In response to your question, NB does not currently have any such arrangements with First Nations. I would actually be curious as to whether this exists elsewhere and if so, how does it work?
P.E.I PARKSX
GOVERNMENT OF NORTHWEST TERRITORIESX
NUNAVUT PARKSInquiring JurisdictionDavid Monteith
COMMENTS:  Thank you to all who have responded to my request. It appears nobody (with possible exceptions in BC and NWT) has entered into lease agreements with First Nations/Inuit groups for ‘owned lands’ (OL) in parks. This being the case what other arrangements (if any) have been used for OL that fall within FPT parks. Land exchange agreements (I know this happened in Ukusiksalik National Park), purchase agreements, exclusion from park through legal surveys, etc. I seem to recall that within Algonquin park there were OL. Or is there a policy in place stating third party lease arrangements for OL will not be considered.Sorry to bother you all with this. We are finalizing negotiations plans for a large new territorial park that could include significant OL.
YUKON PARKSX
PARKS CANADAX

Response Rate: 2/13 for 15%

Key Findings:

  • Responding jurisdictions did not have any lease agreements for lands owned by First Nations/Inuit people.

Future Questions to Ask:

  • Why were the number of responses so low?
  • Why has nobody with the exceptions of  BC and the Yukon entered lease agreements with first nations on Owned Lands within parks?

Links to Resources: 

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