The Framework Agreement, on First Nations Land Management, is a Government to Government agreement with Canada. This allows the Mistawasis First Nation to exercise control and jurisdiction over their lands, by developing a Land Code that reflects their laws, priorities and traditions.
- In 1996: fourteen First Nations and Canada signed the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management, which established a process by which each of these communities could consider the option of assuming control over their reserve lands and resources by developing a Land Code through a vote of the eligible voters.
- In 1999: Government of Canada passed the “First Nations Land Management Act”
- In 2001: the Framework Agreement was amended to allow for additional First Nations to become signatories to the Framework Agreement.
- To-date 8 First Nations in Saskatchewan are in the Operational Stageunder the Framework Agreement – (5 of the 8 First Nations are from the Saskatoon Tribal Council (Kinistin, Muskeg Lake, Muskoday, One Arrow, & Whitecap Dakota).
- December 12, 2013 Mistawasis First Nation was accepted under the Framework Agreement