Land Code Vote extended

Nak’azdli Whut’en has developed a Land Code as a result of various community meetings that were held throughout the last year.

  • Oct. 12, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The Land Code vote has been extended.

Nak’azdli Whut’en has developed a Land Code as a result of various community meetings that were held throughout the last year.

And documents are now ready for ratification according to the Band.

The overall goal is to take back control from Aboriginal Affairs in order that management can be done on the Band’s own reserve based on rules set by their own community.

A “yes” to the vote will give Nak’azdli members authority over land use, management and occupation.

A “no” vote will enable the Federal Government to continue to have authority over Nak’azdli land.

Utimately, Nak’azdli aims for their own reserve land code that will include: placing Dakelh values and traditions first, involving the Nak’azdli community, both on and off reserve in land use decisions and ensuring that reserve land and natural resources benefit Nak’azdli members.

All Nak’azdli members are eligible to vote.

E-voting is available at: and mail-in voting remains active.

An additional in-person voting day will be held on Oct. 22 at the Nak’zadli Health Centre.

For more information, contact (250) 996-0011 ext. 22 or at:



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