Naskapi and the Cree-Naskapi Commission Act
Marginal note:Band’s rights subject to provincial control
111 (1) A band has the exclusive right to the commercial exploitation of forest resources on its Category IA or IA-N land without the payment of stumpage dues, but it may not exercise the right conferred on it by this subsection, either directly or through persons authorized by the band, unless it obtains from the provincial Minister responsible therefor, cutting rights or a licence to cut timber, as required by section 58 (in the case of a Cree band) or section 191-40 (in the case of the Naskapi band) of An Act respecting the land regime in the James Bay and New Quebec territories (Quebec).
Marginal note:Where approval required at band meeting
(2) An authorization from a band to a person for commercial exploitation of forest resources on the band’s Category IA or IA-N land requires the approval of the electors of the band at a special band meeting or referendum at which at least twenty-five per cent of the electors voted on the matter.
Marginal note:Right of member of band
(3) Subject to any by-law of the band made under section 45 restricting or prohibiting the use of forest resources, a member of a band may use forest resources on the Category IA or IA-N land of his band for personal or community purposes.
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