As First Nations regain the management of their lands and resources through their Land Code, there are some survey related process changes for Canada Lands Surveyors to be aware of. This session is intended to touch on:
– how to know if a First Nation has a Land Code in place;
– the extent of the lands managed by the Land Code;
– what aspects of the survey process may be affected by a Land Code; and
– what aspects of the survey process continue to apply.
It is recommended that participants complete the following Geo-Ed courses or have knowledge in these areas, prior to attending this session. As this session will not readdress these topics in-depth:
– Interests, Tenure & Property Rights on Indigenous Lands
– Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management
Presented live on Tue, Jun 15, 2021 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM EDT by:
Tania Bigstone, CLS, PEILS (np)
For the past 10 years, Tania has been a consultant for the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre. She assists First Nations who are signatories to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, regarding survey related issues and concerns, as well as managing the survey contracts issued by the Resource Centre for surveys on First Nation’s Lands across Canada.
Cade Brown CLS, BCLS, Manager – British Columbia Regional Office, Surveyor General Branch
Cade Brown is a British Columbia Land Surveyor and Canada Lands Surveyor. He graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2002. In 2001 he joined the Surveyor General Branch as a summer student and was promoted to Manager in 2016. He obtained a CLS commission and license in 2008 and BCLS commission in 2011. He has been involved in FNLM for over 15 years, first as a technologist creating the maps and finally as one of the legal description writers before moving into management. He has carried out legal surveys across BC and at the top of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut.