On behalf of the Matrimonial Real Property Committee, I would like to thank everyone who helped out by filling out and returning the MRP surveys.
One consistent concern was worry over non-members possibly being given the right to own or hold property on the reserve. I want to assure you that this cannot be the case. By law, non-members are not allowed to own property on reserve lands. The right to own property on the reserve rests exclusively with band members.
As a ‘thank you’ to everyone who took the time to fill out surveys, gifts were sent in return. It was lovely to see a picture that one member posted on Facebook showing off their gifts (see next page). If you have not yet filled out the surveys, please feel free to do so either online or by paper and return to the band office, attention Nuala Robinson.