Fisher River Cree Nation voted in favor of the Fisher River Cree Nation Land Code on October 28, 2020. Through the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, Fisher River regains governance over the day-to-day management of our reserve lands and resources.
The Lands & Resources Department is responsible for ensuring that the interests of Fisher River Cree Nation are represented regarding all matters of land and natural resources under the Fisher River Cree Nation Land Code. Our department support the Chief and Council and our members of the community to ensure that our Treaty Rights are respected, protected, and exercised.
Fisher River Cree Nation recognizes that environmental and stewardship support is necessary and there needs to be a hands-on approach to protect our waters and our land from any kind of contamination and environmental hazards. This support is not restricted to Fisher River Cree Nation lands but to all the shared traditional territory of the Fisher River Cree people.
The Council and our department along with membership will work together when making land and resource management decisions, while recognizing the current hereditary river lot system.
Our department also oversees land holdings, surveys, mapping, legal lot descriptions, transfers, document preparation, online access to Indian Lands Registry System and record keeping.
Clifford Kirkness, C.E.T. Lands Governance Director
Fisher River Cree Nation is a community in which our history, language, traditions, and culture are paramount to who we are as a people. We will protect and maintain the spirit and intent of the treaties and our inherent rights. Fisher River will be a self-sustaining progressive community with a strong and accountable government. We will provide an environment where all people are healthy, safe, and respected.