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Nisga’a Lisims modernize land management system with new partnership

A new land administration system has been adopted by the Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG), who say it will simplify the land registry of the treaty-holding Northwest B.C. First Nation.

In collaboration with the Vancouver-based Land Administration Company (LAC), NLG’s modern registry system will be completely separate from the provincial land registry system.

The NLG says this partnership is a major step toward self-governance for the northern First Nation.

“The implementation of a modern land registry system marks a pivotal moment in our nation’s development,” said Andrew Robinson, chief executive officer of the Nisga’a Lisims Government.

“It not only enhances the efficiency of land management but also reinforces the autonomy and governance capabilities of the Nisga’a Nation.”

While the Nisga’a Land Title Office has been operational for 21 years, having the expertise of the LAC will modernize and streamline the Nation’s land management process, according to the First Nation.

“Our collaboration with Nisga’a Lisims Government is a testament to our commitment to supporting indigenous communities in achieving self-determination and economic growth through improved land administration,” said Darin Nielsen, CEO of the Land Administration Company.

Seth Forward, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Rupert Northern View