The Haisla Nation Lands Departments oversees all Haisla reserve lands. The department aims to ensure the safety of our members and the development of reserve lands in a way that meets the needs and desires of Haisla Members, now and for generations to come
Haisla Nation Land Code
The Haisla Nation Land Code is a comprehensive law that gives control of reserve lands to the Haisla Nation Council (HNC). With the Land Code in place, we can pass our own laws to govern our reserve lands. Haisla Members passed the Land Code in November 2015 and HNCl is in the beginning stages of implementing the Code and creating laws.
The Haisla Lands Department works closely with a Lands Advisory Committee (LAC), which was created under the Haisla Land Code. The LAC helps support the ongoing implementation of the Land Code, and makes recommendations to HNC based upon the best practices from First Nations across Canada.
Dangerous Wildlife Law
The Dangerous Wildlife Law oversees the management of wildlife that threatens member safety and property. This is the first and only law HNC has passed to date.
In most cases, members will have the chance to give feedback on laws before they are passed. However, in the interest of public safety, HNC passed the Dangerous Wildlife Law through a Band Council Resolution in October 2018.
On Reserve Wildlife Sightings Procedures outline the steps to take when wildlife are seen. The first step is to call a Conservation Officer in our region (1-877-952-7277). The second step is to call a designated Haisla Nation Council personnel as listed on the On Reserve Wildlife Sightings Procedures Document. Be prepared to share the situation and give information including contact information.
Any questions or feedback, contact:
Assistant Lands Administrator Brent Robinson
250.639.936 Ext. 142
Lands Department Staff
Tracey was born and raised in Kitamaat Village. She studied Business Technology at Coast Mountain College (previously Northwest Community College) and completed the Business Admin program. This has given her many opportunities with Northern Health, Rio Tinto, and for the Haisla Nation Council over the years. Read her full bio here.
As Lands Manager, Tracey reviews all permit applications for development and projects on Haisla Territory, including applications from the oil and gas and forestry industries.
Brent was born and raised in Vancouver, but visited Kitamaat Village every Christmas and summer. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and has worked with Haisla Nation Council ever since. He has worked as a Housing Officer and in the Economic Development department prior to his current role. Read his full bio here.