Adopted: March 2021

Purpose: Sets out a plan to address and manage environmental issues on reserves

Highlights:

•Actions identified to address drinking water; road maintenance, chemical spraying, protecting sacred areas, fuel and chemical storage and handling, solid waste disposal

•Created with community input on priorities

•Actions planned for next 5 years

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Adopted: By BCR in 2021

Purpose: until BHFN can create their own highway traffic act.

Highlights:

•Existing provincial laws to be enforced by NAPS on reserve: HTA, Automobile Insurance Act, Snowmobile Insurance Act, ATV Insurance Act, Liquor License Act and Trespass Act

•Speed limit zones established for on reserve

•BHFN specific law to be prepared 2022-2023

Adopted: Consultation Policy was adopted in 2016 

Purpose: Provides industry and governments with BHFN expectations and process for consultation and accommodation when a proposed development or activity could impact BHFN aboriginal or Treaty rights.

Highlights:

·Includes 8 steps to follow in consulting with the community

·Communications plan will help implement the consultation policy

Land Development Law

Adopted: Target for March 2022

Purpose: to provide a process for approving and inspecting new land development on reserves. Lot survey to correct survey errors, land issues inventory

Adopted: by March 2022

Purpose: to provide guidance for constructing traditional use cabins

Highlights:

•Rights based approach and legally defensible

•Toolkit to address questions and provide resources

•To be shared with the province

Fuel Storage and Handling Regulation

Adopted: 2022 (target)

Purpose: Regulates how fuel and chemicals brought onto the reserve are handled and managed to protect the environment

Highlights:

•Starting to develop in September (Legacy funding)

•Identified in the EMP/KKN

•Needs to be guided by an overall environmental protection law

•BHFN supported by Blue Heron Environmental