Assessing alternative land and natural resources management regimes at Shoal Lake First Nation No.40
Hoppe, Terrie A.
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The community of Shoal Lake First Nation No.40 is located approximately 160 km east of Winnipeg at the Manitoba/Ontario border. The community was once reliant on the walleye fishery, which accounted for the main economic resource base of the community. The closure of the fishery in the early 1980's has since left the First Nation striving to re-gain a new economic resource base. Specific objectives of the study included: describing the present land and natural resources management regime at Shoal Lake First Nation No.40 under the existing Indian Act; identifying and examining the feasibility of implementing alternative land and resources management regimes Indian Act Optional Modification Act (IAOMA and the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management) at Shoal Lake First Nation No.40; highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the land and resource management aspects of each regime; and finally developing a strategy for improving land and resources management at Shoal Lake First Nation No.40 through the development of an alternative land management model. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)