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First Nations Land Management Act

Version of section 16 from 2002-12-31 to 2008-01-31:

Marginal note:Effect

  •  (1) After the coming into force of a land code, no interest in or licence in relation to first nation land may be acquired or granted except in accordance with the land code of the first nation.

  • Marginal note:Interests of third parties

    (2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), interests in and licences in relation to first nation land that exist on the coming into force of a land code continue in accordance with their terms and conditions.

  • Marginal note:Transfer of rights of Her Majesty

    (3) On the coming into force of the land code of a first nation, the rights and obligations of Her Majesty as grantor in respect of the interests and licences described in the first nation’s individual agreement are transferred to the first nation in accordance with that agreement.

  • Marginal note:Interests of first nation members

    (4) Interests in first nation land held on the coming into force of a land code by first nation members pursuant to allotments under subsection 20(1) of the Indian Act or pursuant to the custom of the first nation are subject to the provisions of the land code governing the transfer and lease of interests in first nation land and sharing in natural resource revenues.

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