Kanesatake Interim Land Base Governance Act (S.C. 2001, c. 8). | Land Portal

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The present Act enforces the Agreement signed on 21 December 2000 between the Mohawks of Kanesatake and Her Majesty in right of Canada respecting governance of certain lands by the Mohawks of Kanesatake and to amend an Act in consequence. In particular, section 3 establishes that the purpose of this Act is to implement the afore-mentioned Agreement and, in doing so, a) to ensure that certain lands in the Kanesatake Mohawk interim land base constitute lands reserved for the Indians within the meaning of class 24 of section 91 of the Constitution Act, 1867 but not a reserve within the meaning of the Indian Act; b) to provide a framework for the exercise of jurisdiction by the Mohawks of Kanesatake over the use and development of the lands in the Kanesatake Mohawk interim land base; and c) to establish principles to govern the harmonious use and development of Kanesatake Mohawk neighbouring lands and certain lands in the Municipality of Oka. The text consist of 24 sections.

Implements: Agreement with respect to Kanesatake governance of the interim land base. (2000-12-21)

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