Within the FNLM, responsibility to the Minister is only on the basis of a contract and not Indian law. The Minister`s role is limited to monitoring the terms of the individual transfer agreement and the framework agreement to ensure that the First Nation is doing what it has agreed to do. This differs significantly from the previous system, in which every Commission decision and every land transaction had to be submitted to the Minister for approval. With the unprecedented focus on Indigenous affairs in Canada today, the success and popularity of the FNLMA has several lessons to learn, including promoting self-determination and abandoning the governance of Indian law. At the same time, the FNLMA allows First Nation groups to join the FNLMA together and share land management capabilities, as did the Skowkale, Aitchelitz and Yakweakwioose First Nations (all parts of the Sto:lo Nation in British Columbia) in 2014. This could be a step towards reorganizing First Nations as nations identified as an option by the federal government. In July, the Atlantic published an article in which paid ownership of real estate was promoted as a means of economic development for Native Americans. He was also in the sights of the First Nations Property Ownership Initiative (FNPOI) in Canada. The FNPOI was an opt-in bill that would have allowed First Nations to grant paid interest to First Nations people. It has met with strong opposition from much of the First Nations community because of an unfortunate history of proposals to privatize reserve lands, such as the Dawes Act in the United States and the 1969 White Paper on Indian Policy in Canada. With the defeat of the Harper government, which had initially supported the FNPOI, this proposal is almost dead. A member of the First Nation is a person whose name appears on a First Nation`s group list or who is entitled to have his or her name on that list. (First Nation member) The FNLM is a sectoral self-management initiative.
To attend the FNLM, a First Nation must sign a framework agreement with Canada. Once the framework agreement is signed by the First Nation and Canada, the First Nation must develop its own country code and enter into an individual transfer agreement with Canada. . . .