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Tla'amin Final Agreement Act

[SBC 2013] CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 16 — LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

GENERAL

1. Tla'amin Lands do not form part of any municipality or electoral area, and do not form part of any regional district unless the Tla'amin Nation becomes a member of the regional district under paragraph 9.

2. On the Effective Date, the Tla'amin Nation is responsible for managing its intergovernmental relations with Local Government.

3. Nothing in this Agreement limits the ability of British Columbia to restructure regional districts or to amend or divide the boundaries of a regional district, municipality or electoral area in accordance with Provincial Law.

4. British Columbia will Consult with the Tla'amin Nation on any changes to the boundaries of a regional district or municipality that directly and significantly affect the Tla'amin Nation, including any changes to the boundaries of the City of Powell River.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS

5. The Tla'amin Nation may enter into agreements with Local Government with respect to the provision and delivery of:

a. Local Government services to Tla'amin Lands; and

b. the Tla'amin Nation's services for lands under the jurisdiction of Local Government.

6. The Tla'amin Nation agrees that any service agreement between the Sliammon Indian Band and a Local Government in effect on the day before the Effective Date will remain in effect until such time as it is renegotiated or is terminated under the terms of the agreement.

7. The Tla'amin Nation and Local Governments may establish and maintain agreements that set out principles, procedures and guidelines for the management of their relationship. The matters that may be governed by such agreements include the following:

a. protection of culture and heritage interests;

b. coordination and compatibility of land use and planning, water use and watershed planning, including regulating land use, enforcement of regulations and development;

c. coordination and compatibility of property tax structures;

d. coordination and harmonization of the development of infrastructure including transportation;

e. cooperative economic development including recreation and tourism;

f. environmental protection and stewardship; and

g. dispute resolution.

8. In the absence of an agreement under subparagraph 7.b, the Tla'amin Nation and Local Government will discuss land use planning on parcels of land that touch a shared boundary between them.

REGIONAL DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP

9. The Tla'amin Nation may become a member of a regional district in accordance with Provincial Law.

10. Where the Tla'amin Nation becomes a member of a regional district, the Tla'amin Nation will appoint an elected member of the Tla'amin Government to sit as a director on the board of the regional district in accordance with Provincial Law.

11. The Tla'amin director will have the functions, powers, duties, obligations and liability protections of a municipal director of the regional district board as is provided to a "treaty first nation director" under Provincial Law.

12. Where the Tla'amin Nation is a member of the regional district and a dispute arises, the Tla'amin Nation and the regional district may be required to use a dispute resolution process set out in Provincial Law.

REGIONAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP

13. Tla'amin Lands form part of the Powell River Regional Hospital District.

14. On the Effective Date, the Tla'amin Nation will be a member of the Powell River Regional Hospital District and will appoint an elected member of the Tla'amin Government to sit as a director on the board of the Powell River Regional Hospital District in accordance with Provincial Law.

15. The Tla'amin director will have the functions, powers, duties, obligations and liability protections of a municipal director of the regional hospital board as is provided to a "treaty first nation director" under Provincial Law.

16. Where the Tla'amin Nation becomes a member of the Powell River Regional District under paragraph 9, the Tla'amin Nation's membership in the Powell River Regional Hospital District under paragraph 14 will be replaced through regional district membership.

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