The Legislative Framework for Lands and Natural Resources
Our Codes and Laws

Our Codes and Laws

Use and Occupancy of OCN Lands
This Land Law will set out and outline the guidelines and criteria that shall be adhered to by Chief and Council, the Land Authority, OCN Citizens, Interest holders, License holders, any and all users, occupiers or potential Interest holders and potential License holders.
Land Use and Community Planning including Natural Resources
The purpose for this Land Law is to provide it's community members with a set of fundamental planning policies, and procedures along with any regulations that may be required to assist with the management, compliance, and enforcement of any development within OCN Lands. The general objectives seek to preserve and develop what is beneficial to OCN.
Land Use Application Regulations
This Regulation will set out and outline the guidelines and criteria that shall be adhered to by Chief and Council, the Land Authority, OCN citizens, Interest holders and any users, occupiers or potential interest holders when applying for the use of OCN lands.
OCN Zoning Regulation
This Regulation will outline the powers and duties of the Chief and Council, the Land Authority, the Land Manager, the Development Review Officer and interest holders as they relate to this Regulation. This Regulation will protect traditional use areas and culturally sensitive and significant areas form inappropriate development.
Determination of Rents, Fees and Rates
This Regulation will set out the criteria that shall apply when determining rents, fees, rates, assessments and duties.
OCN Enforcement Law
The purposes of this law are to enforce and uphold OCN Law to every case in which any person contravenes, violates, disobeys, or refuses, omits or neglects, or fails to comply with the provision of any Law, regulation order or direction of OCN or its designate, over which OCN has legislative authority, pursuant to the First Nations Land Management Act.
OCN Solid Waste Disposal Law
The objective of this Law is to provide for solid waste management and recycling on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation lands in order to ensure the disposal of waste in an appropriate and healthy manner for the future protection of all Opaskwayak Cree Nation citizens.
Uski pa mi che ka win (protecting the land)
This Law creates the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Environmental Division (the "Authority"). The Authority must govern the Division, which must be composed of members of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. The Division must be the lead Opaskwayak Cree Nation agency to pursue the objectives of the Law to protect the quality of the environment and ecological health of present and future generations of Opaskwayak lniniwak and to provide the opportunity for all citizens of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation to exercise influence over the quality of their environment.
OCN / Canada Land Transfer Agreement
As of the date the Land Code comes into force and in accordance with the Framework Agreement and the Act, (a) Canada transfers the management and control of Opaskwayak Cree Nation lands to Opaskwayak Cree Nation; and (b) Opaskwayak Cree Nation shall commence managing and controlling Opaskwayak Cree Nation lands under its Land Code.
Land Code Amendment 2012
The purpose of this Land Code is to set out the principles, guidelines and processes by which OCN will exercise control over its lands and resources consistent with the Framework Agreement.
Establishing a Land Authority 2012-001.
This "Land Law for Establishing a Land Authority" constitutes the Land Authority for Opaskwayak Cree Nation to administer, monitor, enforce, and assess Ievies, charges of rental or fees; and compliance issues against Interests and Licences located on Opaskwayak Cree Nation Lands as are required from time to time.
Community Ratification Process
The purpose of this document is to set out the procedures by which Opaskwayak Cree Nation will decide whether or not to approve any amendments to the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Land Code and, when required, any other ratification required by Opaskwayak Cree Nation for land related Land Laws, Land Exchanges and any other land processes requiring a ratification vote.
Adding Lands as OCN Reserve
The Land Authority approves and adopts this policy and procedures for processing the additional lands under the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Land Code.
Request to Land Use Extension
To ensure that land is not held up for an indefinite period of time, this policy outlines the process to be used as a guideline for the Land Authority when determining whether or not to grant further extension, by way of a new Permit or Lease to an applicant.
Spousal Interest Land Law
It is the intent of the Opaskwayak Cree nation to provide rights and remedies without discrimination on the basis of sex, with respect to spouses who have or claim interest in OCN Lands upon a breakdown of marriage or Spousal Relationship.