Number of First Nations that are RLEMP (Reserve Land and Environment Management Program) Operational, 2021

Notes: The RLEMP provides financial support to First Nation communities, First Nation institutions and professional development organizations for services associated with Indian Act land and environmental management services.

The RLEMP is a comprehensive and integrated land, resource and environment management program designed to succeed and expand upon the Regional Land Administration Program (RLAP) and to incorporate the 53/60 Delegated Authority program.

The RLEMP is expected to enhance decision-making at the community level in regards to land use and increase the capacity of First Nations. As a result, the community will be able to take advantage of land-based economic development opportunities on reserve and to facilitate a First Nation community’s transition beyond the Indian Act into more sophisticated land management regimes such as the First Nations Land Management (FNLM) regime or comprehensive self-government.

Source:  Indigenous Services Canada