Project Description

Lands

Lands Mission Statement

As Stewards of our lands and resources and the environment around us, we will honor our ancestors by adhering to our cultural laws and values that have been passed down generation to generation. We will move forward responsibly, using accountability, transparency, environmental responsibility and K’ómoks cultures as the cornerstones of our land management practices. With the guidance of the Creator, and our membership through our Lands Advisory Committee, we will protect our homelands to ensure environmental sustainability and integrity while building sustainable economic development on our lands.

About

K’òmoks ratified its Land Code in September of 2016, and operates under First Nations Land Management. As a signatory to the First Nations Land Management Act, K’ómoks has opted to take over the management and control of their land and resources, including the protection and management of Reserve land management, thereby removing the land and resource sections of the Indian Act.

Some of the duties of the Lands Department include:

  • Administer the Land Code and related policies, laws and procedures to regulate the land use of our Reserve Lands
  • Create and maintain systems to record all legal interests in KFN lands
  • Operate and maintain KFN’s lands registry and laws registry
  • Develop and implement systems and procedures for all lands transactions, including CP’s, allotments, surveys, leases, permits
  • Land Use Planning

Lands Department Resources

Laws and Policy
Lands Newsletter Archives
Lands Code Documentation
Treaty & Reserve Lands Maps

Comprehensive Community Plan

We support the community by listening and representing our nation.

The new Comprehensive Community Plan (also referred to as the CCP or Plan in this document) provides an agreed-on statement of how the air, lands, and water within our territory will be cared, protected, and developed into the future. The Comprehensive Community Plan will also be used by adjacent regional districts, nearby municipalities, the province, and the federal government, and private groups such as forestry companies, tourism operators, or other businesses to understand the land use directions of the K’omoks First Nation. In summary, the Comprehensive Community Plan:

  • Assists Chief, Council and our members in evaluating proposed developments to ensure that they are consistent with the vision and objectives of our members as expressed in this plan; Provides direction on growth over the next 10-15 years; Is a tool to help guide our decisions now and in the future to develop and protect our lands in a way that reflects our environmental, spiritual, social and economic values
  • Reflects our decisions about what types of uses we want to allow on our lands and where we want to allow them.
  • Sets out an Implementation Strategy to ensure that the directions set out by the Plan are achieved.  The K’omoks First Nation Comprehensive Community Plan covers a broad spectrum of topics: the use of resource lands, protection of culturally-significant areas, identification of economic development zones, and plans for housing. The Plan takes a short-to mid-range view (5-15 years) on land development, land protection, and growth and change in our community.

This Comprehensive Community Plan is anticipated to be reviewed annually to ensure that there is widespread agreement on shared goals among the members of the K’omoks First Nation. Notice The Comprehensive Community Plan should not be interpreted as a final or complete statements on land use, and/or the right and title to use land within the Plan Area, nor does it limit the consideration of additional or other lands at a future date as part of separate negotiation, claim, and/or settlement processes.

By planning, we are agreeing as a community on actions we can take to strengthen and sustain the cultural, spiritual, social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our people, our air, lands and waters. 

Comprehensive Community Plan
KNAP Annual Report
CCP Video Introduction

OUR TEAM

Carol McCollLands Coordinator
Carol is the Lands Assistant working under the mentorship of the Lands Dept Manager in the day to day administration of the lands and resources of the K’ómoks First Nation.
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Jason PriceHousing & Infrastructure Coordinator
Jason was born and raised in Campbell River. His parents are from the We Wai Kai & Wei Wai Kum Nations.  He is married and has 2 children ages 6 & 8.  Jason has family ties to the K’ómoks First Nation from both sides of his family. His great uncles married Elizabeth Frank (Price) and Irene Frank (Wilson).
He went to school for Business Administration and worked on the Land Code and Housing & Public Works for his Nation for 10 years.  Jason looks forward to helping the K’ómoks First Nation achieve their housing and infrastructure goals and is excited to get to know everyone in the community.

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