Sechelt Indian Band Self-Government Act
S.C. 1986, c. 27
Assented to 1986-06-17
An Act relating to self-government for the Sechelt Indian Band
WHEREAS Parliament and the government of Canada are committed to enabling Indian bands that wish to exercise self-government on lands set apart for those bands to do so;
AND WHEREAS the members of the Indian Act Sechelt band, in a referendum held on March 15, 1986, approved of
(a) the enactment of legislation substantially as set out in this Act for the purpose of enabling the Sechelt Band to exercise self-government over its lands, and
(b) the transfer by Her Majesty in right of Canada to the Sechelt Indian Band of fee simple title in all Sechelt reserve lands, recognizing that the Sechelt Indian Band would assume complete responsibility, in accordance with this Act, for the management, administration and control of all Sechelt lands;
NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Marginal note:Short title
2. (1) In this Act,
« bande »
“Band” means the Sechelt Indian Band established by subsection 5(1);
« conseil »
“Council” means the Sechelt Indian Band Council referred to in section 8;
« district »
“District” means the Sechelt Indian Government District recognized by section 17;
« conseil de district »
“District Council” means the Sechelt Indian Government District Council established by subsection 19(1);
« ministre »
“Minister” means the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development;
« terres secheltes »
“Sechelt lands” means
(a) lands transferred to the Band under section 23, and
(b) lands that are declared by the Governor in Council and the Lieutenant Governor in Council of British Columbia to be Sechelt lands for the purposes of this Act.
Marginal note:Sechelt lands
(2) For greater certainty, Sechelt lands do not include lands described in the definition “Sechelt lands” in subsection (1) where the lands have been sold or the title to the lands has been otherwise transferred.
Marginal note:Aboriginal rights
3. For greater certainty, nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to abrogate or derogate from any existing aboriginal or treaty rights of the members of the Sechelt Indian Band, or any other aboriginal peoples of Canada, under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.
PURPOSES OF ACT
4. The purposes of this Act are to enable the Sechelt Indian Band to exercise and maintain self-government on Sechelt lands and to obtain control over and the administration of the resources and services available to its members.
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