The purpose of this Agreement is to implement aspects of the inherent right of self-government by Westbank First Nation on Westbank Lands based on the recognition that the inherent right of self-government is an existing aboriginal right within section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. The Agreement covers items such as the First Nation’s powers of government and membership, financial and resource management, agriculture, environmental protection, culture and language, education, and health services. The Westbank First Nation has five reserves in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley totalling approximately 5,306 acres. The text consists of 311 sections divided into 33 Parts and 1 Schedule.
Implemented by: Westbank First Nation Self-Government Act (S.C. 2004, c. 17). (2013-04-01)
Implemented by: Westbank First Nation Land Registry Regulations (SOR/2007-232). (2007-11-05)
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