First Nations Land Management Act
Marginal note:Appointment of verifier
8 (1) The Minister and a First Nation shall jointly appoint a verifier, to be chosen from a list established in accordance with the Framework Agreement, who shall
(a) determine whether a proposed land code and the proposed process for the approval of the land code and an individual agreement are in accordance with the Framework Agreement and this Act and, if they are in accordance, confirm them;
(b) determine whether the conduct of a community approval process is in accordance with the process confirmed under paragraph (a), unless a ratification officer is appointed under section 8.1; and
(c) certify the validity of a land code that has been approved in accordance with the Framework Agreement and this Act.
(2) The verifier shall determine any dispute arising between a First Nation and the Minister before a land code comes into force regarding the terms of the transfer of administration of land or the exclusion of a portion of a reserve or of a parcel of lands set aside from the application of a land code.
- 1999, c. 24, s. 8
- 2012, c. 19, s. 652(E)
- 2018, c. 27, s. 360
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