Presentation on theme: "Nipissing Nation Economic Development and Land Management"— Presentation transcript:
1 Nipissing Nation Economic Development and Land Management Lands and Economic Development Advisory Committee (LEDAC)Ontario First Nation Economic Developers Association (OFNEDA)September 2013
2 LEDAC Federal Framework was set in place to direct and align government policies and programs to respond to the current and evolving needs and opportunities of FN’s. Vision and Mandate: To empower and strengthen sustainable community economic development opportunities through lands and resource management for all Ontario First Nations.Objectives:to provide strategic advice, input and recommendations to AANDC Ontario Region regarding all aspects of lands and economic development; intent to maintain a partnership between AANDC Region and First Nations;Forum to bring forth lands and economic development issues affecting the management of lands and economic development programs.
3 OFNEDA Mission Statement and Mandate Support environment and research centre that will enhance and promote economies that are viable and culturally sensitive, as defined by each First Nation community;Created in 2008 to stimulate economic growth;Generate and support economic development & business activities;Formulate policies and initiatives tackling economic challenges;Represent group of professionals with common goal of enabling and fostering economic development;Building partnerships and showcasing the positive ‘national’ economic development success stories.
4 Nipissing Nation has delegates on both LEDAC & OFNEDA. Nipissing was requested to provide a presentation of their integration of administration of economic development and land management activities and strategies.
6 Nipissing Land Management Nipissing people have a land base if 60,623 acres (24,532 ha) and is managed under different land tenuresNipissing Indian Reserve No. 10 is 15,979 acres (6,466 ha)Unsold Surrendered lands 567 acres (230 ha)Unsold lands returned as Fee Simple (corporate trusts) 2,734 acres (1,106 ha)Unsold Land additions to Nipissing Reserve 33,798 acres (13,678 ha)1978 Mandated corporate purchases ATR 7,545 acres (3,052 ha)
8 Nipissing Land Leasing Leasing of land is the major revenue generating venture at Nipissing.Commercial properties since 1955 (58 years);Residential properties since 1962 (51 years);Railways and utility companies’ easements right of ways that transect reserve lands.
9 Towards self government Land Management Delegation under Indian Act since 1982 (1989); First Nation Land Management Act (1999);Nipissing Land Code ratified May 2003, came into effect July 1, 2003.
10 Nipissing Land CodeNipissing Land Code Section 6.1 provides that our Nation may “make laws respecting…interests and licenses in relation” to land;Nipissing has enacted other laws; Matrimonial Law, Grants of Entitlement, ATV Law, Business Licensing.Environmental Enforcement Law under Province legal review.Zoning Law in draft stages.All bylaws of our Nation utilize the same enactment process. Nipissing Administration utilizes the enactment process for Financial Law, Trust and other areas of governance where Membership consultation is required.
11 Documents developed to date Residential lease, commercial land use permit and lease, aggregate extraction permit, easement/right of way permit, employment incentives agreement (i.e.; mining and meaningful employment), mediation process, appraisal regulations, quarry blasting regulations, rent review regulations and process, environmental screening report.
12 Nipissing has designated lands for commercial industrial use Phase 1 – Couchie Industrial Park since 1955Phase 2 – Bineshii Commercial Industrial Park since 1990Phase 3 & 4 – Bineshii future expansionPhase 5 – Other commercial lands
14 Nipissing Zoning Commercial Industrial Use Prohibitions (borrowed from surrounding municipalities) The following ‘commercialized’ activities are prohibited within the Nipissing Nation:the boiling of blood, bones, soap or tripe;refining coal oil or petroleum products;extracting oil from fish or animal matter;tallow melting;slaughtering animals, except where permitted under this land law;tanning hides or skins;manufacturing gas;manufacturing or storing of fertilizers from dead animals or from human or animal waste, except where permitted under this land law;other uses declared by any Nipissing Nation, federal or provincial law to be a noxious trade, business or manufacture.
15 Nipissing Nation Business Licensing Process for new businesses
16 Nipissing Business Licensing Law Nipissing Business Licensing Law draft commenced September of 2004 by Land Manager; Nipissing First Nation Application for Commercial Land/Business License and draft Law finalized in September 2005; Review by Land Law Committee, Legal Review and Nipissing Public Consultation October 2006;Recommended to C & C July 2007 by Land Law Committee.
17 Nipissing Economic Development Nipissing Business Licensing Law has been amended by Economic Development, Chief & Council in October and November of 2007; enacted July This law has been amended in 2010 and still under review for amendments.All business proponents must adhere to the business licensing review before any land grants for commercial or industrial use.
18 Nipissing Business Licensing Committee Nipissing Economic DevelopmentNipissing AdministrationNipissing Land Office
19 Nipissing Economic Development Nipissing Business Licensing Committee Meets with proponent and assists in applicationConvene NBL Committee reviews Business PlanMakes recommendations and suggested conditionsNipissing Business Licensing CommitteeReview application, business planReview ED recommendationsPropose any new recommendations or suggested conditionsChief and CouncilReview recommendationsSet in place ‘conditions’Approve/deny applicationNipissing Land OfficeLocation of siteArchaeological & Environmental AssessmentsLease/permit draftingRegistration of lease/permitEnforcement of lease permit provisions
20 Proponent Businesses must provide the following upon application for business licensing: A business plan;A site plan;Provides all information for review process;Provide financial information of capability to be responsible for all property improvements and service requirements.
21 Nipissing Business Licensing Process proponentProvides business planMake applicationProvides all information for review processNipissing MembershipRespond to consultation process and make valid commentsEconomic DevelopmentMeets with proponent and assists in applicationConvene NBL Committee reviews Business PlanBring forth any valid concerns of Nation Members or third party lesseesBusiness Licensing CommitteeReviews proponents business plan and applicationReviews valid comments of Nipissing MembershipMakes recommendations and suggested conditionsChief & CouncilReview recommendationsSet in place ‘conditions’Approve or deny applicationNipissing Lands OfficeLocation of siteLease/permit for propertyEnforcement of lease permit arrangement
22 Nipissing Consultation Advertisement to Membership consists of a 30 day timeframe to receive comments from Membership;Informs Membership/Lessees of activity proposed to be placed on the land;Provides the opportunity for Membership/Lessees to state valid concerns;Committee and Council process timeframe depends upon on proponents ability to provide resources (i.e.; business plan, building plans, financials etc) for informed decisions;Proponents are informed at onset that process may take up to 6 months for completion.
23 Decisions are based on recommendation and suggestions of Nation Members, NBLC, Administration Management Offices and C & C. Committee’s written recommendation to Chief and Council may contain approval with conditions;Use of temporary buildings;Specified time frames for construction;Limits on times of operation;Water & septic or waste treatment approvals;Environmental impacts;Archaeological studies;Remediation and mitigation.
24 All proposed businesses must be approved through by the following documentation: Council Motion approving of type of business with recommended conditions;Nipissing Nation Resolution on lease permit granting approval;Lease/Permit signed by Proponent and Land Office and registered with Nipissing Land Registry.
26 Nipissing Entrepreneur Lessee Employment Opportunities Of the 35 businesses requested to take part in the questionnaire, 15 or 43% of the businesses responded.The fifteen businesses reported 162 employees, employing 50 Nipissing Nation members, 63 employees from Other Nations and 49 non-native employees.
27 Nipissing Employment Statistics Nipissing Nation employs 165,Nipissing businesses employ an estimated 117,Lessees employ 24,Total of three hundred and six (306) employment positions.
28 Entrepreneurs, Businesses and Lessees Nipissing NationEntrepreneurs, Businesses and Lessees
29 Necessities – Nipissing Entrepreneur; Louis McLeod