ARALA

Atlantic Region Aboriginal Lands Association (ARALA)

Atlantic Region Aboriginal Lands Association (ARALA) operates as a technical land management body. ARALA’s main objective is to provide capacity building, training and expertise in the area of land management for First Nations Lands Managers in the Atlantic. Consequent objectives include developing an on-going communication and networking link of Lands Managers, developing processes for administering lands, and assisting Lands Managers with changes in policies, programs and situations. ARALA implements these objectives through professional and skill development workshops and to recruit participation from each First Nation in the Atlantic Region.

Mission Statement

To actively pursue professional and technical development standards related to land management within First Nation communities, and to attain a recognized role within all levels of government (both federal and provincial), as well as Non-Government Organizations, through these standards.

History

On March 31, 2000 the Atlantic Region Aboriginal Lands Association was established to provide a working environment, which would be comfortable to all First Nation Lands Managers, to network between each other on land related issues, and at the same time create systems that would assist First Nation interests in various land management functions.

Atlantic Region Aboriginal Lands Association is a non-political organization and operates as a technical land management advisory board only. It is not the intention of the Atlantic Region Aboriginal Lands Association to provide political consultation on land related issues.

The Association is comprised of Representatives from:

First Nations in Regional Land Administration Program (RLAP)

Reserve Lands and Environment Management Program (RLEMP)

First Nation Land Management Act (FNLMA)

Goals & Objectives

The goal of the Atlantic Region Aboriginal Lands Association is to provide a working environment, which will be comfortable to all First Nation Land Managers, to network between each other on land related issues, and at the same time create systems that will assist First Nation interests in various land management functions.

Contact Info

For additional information about ARALA, please contact:

Louis Joe Bernard, Chair
Atlantic Region Aboriginal Lands Association
We’Koqma’q (Waycobah) First Nation
Phone (902) 756-3158
economic_development@outlook.com

Julia Taylor, NALMA Project Manager
National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association
1024 Mississauga St. General Delivery
Curve Lake, ON K0L 1R0
Phone 1 (877) 234-9813
Fax (705) 657-7177
jtaylor@nalma.ca

 

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