Approved Additions to Reserve proposals

From 2010 to 2017 the Government of Canada approved the following Additions to Reserve (ATR). The charts below provide the amount of lands in acres for each approved ATR proposal, by year.

2017

Approved Additions to Reserve Proposals - January 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017

April - June 2017

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/Rural Total Quarterly Acreage per First Nation Number of Submissions Approved for First Nation in this Quarter
Atlantic
Membertou Community Addition 0.809 2.000 Urban 2.000 1
Manitoba
God’s Lake First Nation Legal Obligation 0.896 2.214 Rural 8.294 2
Legal Obligation 2.460 6.080 Rural
Mantosipi Cree Nation Legal Obligation 22.699 56.090 Rural 165.700 4
Legal Obligation 31.699 78.330 Rural
Legal Obligation 10.599 26.190 Rural
Legal Obligation 2.059 5.090 Rural
Northlands Legal Obligation 2,208.523 5,457.380 Rural 10,452.840 8
Legal Obligation 329.001 812.980 Rural
Legal Obligation 210.699 520.650 Rural
Legal Obligation 292.236 722.130 Rural
Legal Obligation 319.459 789.400 Rural
Legal Obligation 601.399 1,486.090 Rural
Legal Obligation 166.698 411.920 Rural
Legal Obligation 102.098 252.290 Rural
Little Saskatchewan Community Addition 1,490.405 3,682.870 Rural 3,682.870 1
Lake St. Martin Community Addition 321.830 795.260 Rural 795.260 1
Ontario
Moravian of the Thames Community Addition 0.363 0.897 Rural 0.897 1
Red Rock Community Addition 8.858 21.890 Rural 21.890 1
Eabametoong First Nation Legal Obligation 0.186 0.460 Rural 0.460 1
Quebec
Nation Huronne Wendat Legal Obligation 0.095 0.235 Urban 0.235 1
Saskatchewan
Moosomin Legal Obligation 65.559 162.000 Rural 162.000 1
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 150.563 372.050 Rural 2,374.95 1
Legal Obligation 63.483 156.870 Rural
Legal Obligation 64.086 158.360 Rural
Legal Obligation 65.154 161.000 Rural
Legal Obligation 65.154 161.000 Rural
Legal Obligation 65.154 161.000 Rural
Legal Obligation 63.463 156.820 Rural
Legal Obligation 64.474 159.320 Rural
Legal Obligation 63.394 156.650 Rural
Legal Obligation 61.864 152.870 Rural
Legal Obligation 64.713 159.910 Rural
Legal Obligation 63.426 156.730 Rural
Legal Obligation 64.713 159.910 Rural
Legal Obligation 63.406 156.680 Rural
Legal Obligation 64.256 158.780 Rural
Legal Obligation 64.365 159.050 Rural
Thunderchild First Nation Legal Obligation 129.499 320.000 Rural 320.000 1
Piapot Legal Obligation 64.321 158.940 Rural 641.274 3
Legal Obligation 193.889 479.110 Rural
Legal Obligation 1.305 3.224 Rural
TOTAL   7,689.312 19,000.720      

January - March 2017

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/Rural Total Quarterly Acreage per First Nation Number of Submissions Approved for First Nation in this Quarter
British Columbia
Splatsin First Nation Community Addition 4.530 11.194 Rural 11.194 1
Manitoba
Bunibonibee Cree Nation Legal Obligation 2.379 5.880 Rural 1316.520 2
Legal Obligation 530.397 1,310.640 Rural
Mantosipi Cree Nation Legal Obligation 1.279 3.160 Rural 3.160 1
Northlands Legal Obligation 169.300 418.350 Rural 1863.910 2
Legal Obligation 584.997 1,445.560 Rural
Norway House Cree Nation Legal Obligation 760.000 1,878.000 Rural 1878.00 1
Rolling River Legal Obligation 64.750 160.000 Rural 198.110 2
Legal Obligation 15.423 38.110 Rural
Ontario
Aundeck-Omni-Kating Community Addition 0.353 0.872 Rural 0.872 1
Fort William Legal Obligation 4,655.533 11,504.073 Rural 11,504.073 1
Rainy River First Nations Legal Obligation 1,459.147 3,605.632 Rural 14792.498 5
Legal Obligation 278.977 689.367 Rural
Legal Obligation 3,735.066 9,229.550 Rural
Legal Obligation 512.514 1,266.449 Rural
Legal Obligation 0.607 1.500 Rural
Saskatchewan
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 96.882 239.400 Rural 239.400 1
Moosomin Legal Obligation 90.306 223.150 Rural 223.150 1
Piapot Legal Obligation 64.750 160.000 Rural 160.000 1
TOTAL   13,027.190 32,190.887      

2016

Approved Additions to Reserve Proposals - January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

October - December 2016

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban / Rural
British Columbia
Penticton Community Addition 2.258 5.580 Urban
Williams Lake Legal Obligation 0.305 0.754 Rural
Saskatchewan
Fishing Lake First Nation Legal Obligation 0.809 2.000 Rural
Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nation Legal Obligation 391.901 968.410 Rural
Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nation Legal Obligation 65.223 161.170 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 325.966 805.480 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 64.7491 160.000 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 191.699 473.700 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 64.332 158.970 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 64.146 158.510 Rural
Yellow Quill Legal Obligation 65.154 161.000 Rural
Total 1,223.984 3,049.240

July - September 2016

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban / Rural
Atlantic
Lennox Island Legal Obligation 1.09 2.69 Rural
British Columbia
Wet’suwet’en First Nation Community Addition 8.51 21.03 Rural
Mount Currie Community Addition 16.32 40.32 Rural
Williams Lake Legal Obligation 0.305 0.754 Rural
Quebec
Première Nation Malecite de Viger Community Addition 0.75 1.85 Rural
Saskatchewan
Mistawasis Legal Obligation 252.99 625.15 Rural
Muskowekwan Legal Obligation 323.81 800.14 Rural
Total 603.775 1,491.934

April - June 2016

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/Rural
British Columbia
Upper Nicola Legal Obligation 16.20 40.00 Rural
Shuswap Legal Obligation 9.20 22.75 Rural
Old Masset Village Council Community Addition 8.48 20.95 Rural
Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation Community Addition 1.00 2.47 Rural
Tzeachten Legal Obligation 11.62 28.71 Urban
Manitoba
Buffalo Point First Nation Legal Obligation 32.86 81.20 Rural
Mathias Colomb Legal Obligation 595.00 1,470.28 Rural
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation New Reserve 1.70 4.21 Urban
Birdtail Sioux New Reserve 3.57 8.81 Rural
Ontario
Michipicoten Community Addition 22.33 54.93 Rural
Whitefish River Legal Obligation 749.85 1,852.85 Rural
Québec
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Legal Obligation 0.206 0.509 Urban
Nation Anishnabe du Lac Simon Community Addition 354.655 876.372 Rural
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Community Addition 2,582.00 6,380.261 Urban
Les Innus de Ekuanitshit Community Addition 953.300 2,355.700 Rural
Saskatchewan
Little Pine Legal Obligation 64.75 160.00 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 193.44 478.00 Rural
Treaty 4 Legal Obligation 40.67 100.49 Urban
Treaty 4 Legal Obligation 19.79 48.91 Urban
Treaty 4 Legal Obligation 0.880 2.172 Urban
Ocean Man Legal Obligation 64.72 159.92 Rural
Pasqua First Nation #79 Legal Obligation 129.19 319.24 Rural
English River First Nation Legal Obligation 683.05 1,687.82 Northern
English River First Nation Legal Obligation 1,195.,62 2,954.43 Northern
George Gordon First Nation Legal Obligation 64.44 159.24 Rural
George Gordon First Nation Legal Obligation 64.75 160.00 Rural
Thunderchild First Nation Legal Obligation 117.07 289.28 Rural
Kinistin Saulteaux Nation Community Addition 63.94 158.00 Rural
Total   8,044.503 19,877.504

January - March 2016

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/Rural
British Columbia
Musqueam Community Addition 15.67 38.70 Urban
Musqueam Community Addition 3.14 7.76 Urban
Manitoba
Manto Sipi Cree Nation Legal Obligation 71.71 177.20 Rural
Manto Sipi Cree Nation Legal Obligation 369.88 914.00 Rural
Rolling River Legal Obligation 32.37 80.00 Rural
Rolling River Legal Obligation 97.12 240.00 Rural
Rolling River Legal Obligation 57.88 143.03 Rural
Quebec
Nation Huronne Wendat Legal Obligation 59.08 146.00 Urban
Saskatchewan
Saulteaux Legal Obligation 32.37 80.00 Rural
Mistawasis Legal Obligation 188.34 465.39 Rural
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 250.65 619.37 Rural
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 192.67 476.10 Rural
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 64.75 160.00 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 64.75 160.00 Rural
Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nation Legal Obligation 255.42 631.15 Rural
Muskowekwan Legal Obligation 64.41 159.16 Rural
Muskowekwan Legal Obligation 443.14 1,095.03 Rural
Muskowekwan Legal Obligation 64.13 158.47 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 57.45 141.97 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 193.85 479.01 Rural
Thunderchild First Nation Legal Obligation 127.53 315.13 Rural
Total   2,706.32 6,687.47  

2015

Approved Additions to Reserve Proposals - January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

July - September 2015

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/Rural
Saskatchewan
Little Pine Legal Obligation 257.680 636.740 Rural
Total   257.680 636.740  

April - June 2015

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/Rural
Alberta
Tsuu T'ina Nation Legal Obligation 2,160.250 5,338.100 Rural
British Columbia
Westbank First Nation Legal Obligation 4,122.290 10,186.490 Rural
Williams Lake Legal Obligation 62.1 153.23 Rural
Quebec
Odanak Legal Obligation 11.810 29.180 Rural
Saskatchewan
Muskoday First Nation Legal Obligation 27.110 66.980 Rural
Total   63,21.460 15,620.750  

January - March 2015

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/Rural
British Columbia
Metlakatla Legal Obligation 8.340 20.610 Rural
Lax Kw'alaams Legal Obligation 10.200 25.200 Urban
Lax Kw'alaams Legal Obligation 465.000 1,150.000 Rural
Mount Currie Legal Obligation 28.520 70.470 Rural
Lax Kw'alaams Legal Obligation 4,122.290 10,186.490 Rural
Saskatchewan
Mistawasis Legal Obligation 127.620 315.360 Rural
Mistawasis Legal Obligation 28.100 69.420 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 64.210 158.660 Rural
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 246.410 608.900 Rural
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 193.040 477.000 Rural
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 127.220 314.360 Rural
Muskowekan Legal Obligation 255.600 631.600 Rural
Star Blanket Cree Nation Legal Obligation 64.010 158.160 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 193.560 478.290 Rural
Total   5,934.120 14,664.520  

2014

Approved Additions to Reserve Proposals - January 1 to December 31, 2014

January - March 2014

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Manitoba
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Legal Obligation 0.060 0.140 Rural
Saskatchewan
Piapot Legal Obligation 126.240 311.950 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 64.330 158.970 Rural
Total   190.630 471.060  

April - June 2014

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Québec
Les Innus de Ekuanitshit Community Addition 965.400 2385.550 Rural
Saskatchewan
Cowessess Legal Obligation 130.560 322.610 Rural
Keeseekoose Legal Obligation 64.750 160.000 Rural
Keeseekoose Legal Obligation 64.750 160.000 Rural
Mistawasis Legal Obligation 8.010 19.800 Rural
Moosomin Legal Obligation 129.410 319.780 Rural
Moosomin Legal Obligation 255.730 631.920 Rural
Pelican Lake Legal Obligation 255.550 631.480 Rural
Pelican Lake Legal Obligation 62.150 153.580 Rural
Total   1936.310 4784.720  

July - September 2014

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Saskatchewan
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 384.970 951.290 Rural
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 64.750 160.000 Rural
Muskowekwan Legal Obligation 63.840 157.750 Rural
Yellow Quill Legal Obligation 320.250 791.350 Rural
Yellow Quill Legal Obligation 0.200 0.490 Urban
Total   834.010 2060.880  

October - December 2014

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
British Columbia
Campbell River New reserve/Other 14.160 35.276 Urban
Saskatchewan
Cowessess Legal Obligation 2483.650 6134.750 Rural
Cowessess Legal Obligation 62.670 154.860 Rural
Total   2560.480 6324.886  
2014 Total   5 521.430 13 641.546  

2013

Approved Additions to Reserve Proposals - January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

January - March 2013

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Saskatchewan
Fishing Lake First Nation Legal Obligation 63.230 156.250 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 388.230 959.340 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 64.290 158.860 Rural
Total   515.750 1,274.450  

April - June 2013

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Manitoba
Long Plain Legal Obligation 1.140 2.710 Urban
Saskatchewan
English River First Nation Legal Obligation 227.540 562.300 Rural
English River First Nation Legal Obligation 1,213.610 2,998.900 Rural
Flying Dust First Nation Legal Obligation 126.640 312.950 Rural
Muskoday First Nation Legal Obligation 570.850 1,410.590 Rural
Total   2,139.780 5,287.450  

July - September 2013

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Saskatchewan
Flying Dust Legal Obligation 443.880 1,096.850 Rural
Lac La Ronge Legal Obligation 2.940 7.260 Urban
Little Pine Legal Obligation 129.500 320.000 Rural
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Legal Obligation 0.217 0.540 Urban
Piapot Legal Obligation 64.330 158.970 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 192.570 475.840 Rural
Saulteaux Legal Obligation 64.530 159.460 Rural
Total   897.967 2,218.920  

October - December 2013

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Boothroyd Community Addition 4.640 11.470 Rural
Canim Lake Community Addition 0.070 0.170 Rural
Chawathil Legal Obligation 0.300 0.740 Rural
Kamloops Community Addition 0.210 0.530 Rural
Kanaka Bar Community Addition 45.100 111.440 Rural
Kwakiutl Community Addition 32.100 79.300 Rural
Leq'a: mel First Nation Community Addition 11.060 27.350 Rural
McLeod Lake Legal Obligation 2,328.530 5,753.890 Rural
Namgis First Nation Community Addition 2.080 5.140 Rural
Nazko First Nation Legal Obligation 14.420 35.630 Rural
Nazko First Nation Legal Obligation 59.620 147.320 Rural
Nazko First Nation Legal Obligation 46.150 114.030 Rural
Nazko First Nation Legal Obligation 1.550 3.830 Rural
Neskonlith Community Addition 24.460 60.440 Rural
Old Massett Village Council Community Addition 0.130 0.320 Rural
Seton Lake Legal Obligation 12.800 31.600 Rural
Siska Community Addition 37.910 93.670 Rural
Ts'kw'aylaxw First Nation Community Addition 2.980 7.360 Rural
Westbank First Nation Community Addition 2.490 6.150 Rural
SASKATCHEWAN
Carry the Kettle Legal Obligation 194.050 479.500 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 194.250 480.000 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 129.500 320.00 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 128.720 318.060 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 193.310 477.680 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 63.860 157.810 Rural
Sturgeon Lake First Nation Legal Obligation 1,520.230 3,756.600 Rural
Yellow Quill Legal Obligation 31.320 77.400 Rural
Yellow Quill Legal Obligation 61.930 153.030 Rural
Yellow Quill Legal Obligation 32.380 80.000 Rural
Yellow Quill Legal Obligation 65.150 161.000 Rural
Yellow Quill Legal Obligation 63.670 157.330 Rural
Total   5,304.970 13,108.790  
         
2013 Total   8,858.467 21,889.610  

2012

Approved Additions to Reserve Proposals January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

January - March 2012

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Atlantic
Membertou Community Addition 38.590 95.370 Urban
British Columbia
Tseshaht Community Addition 9.181 22.686 Rural
Gitwangak Legal Obligation 7.600 18.780 Rural
Quebec
Innu Takuaikan Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam Community Addition 98.378 243.098 Urban
Saskatchewan
Carry The Kettle Legal Obligation 385.823 953.390 Rural
Sweetgrass Legal Obligation 228.043 563.500 Rural
Cowessess Legal Obligation 193.024 476.960 Rural
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Legal Obligation 0.234 0.580 Urban
Piapot Legal Obligation 382.628 945.490 Rural
Total   1,343.501 3,319.854  

April - June 2012

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Alberta
Mikisew Cree First Nation Community Addition 5.100 12.620 Rural
Atlantic
Oromocto Community Addition 4.287 10.590 Urban
Manitoba
God's Lake First Nation Legal Obligation 45.320 112.000 Rural
Quebec
Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government Community Addition 339.000 837.680 Rural
Saskatchewan
Ocean Man Legal Obligation 60.326 149.070 Rural
English River First Nation Legal Obligation 1.136 2.800 Urban
Kahkewistahaw Legal Obligation 196.010 484.350 Rural
Star Blanket Cree Nation Community Addition 0.551 1.360 Urban
Total   651.730 1,610.470  

July - September 2012

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Atlantic
Millbrook Community Addition 0.245 0.604 Urban
British Columbia
Kamloops Community Addition 54.200 133.870 Rural
Okanagan Community Addition 0.030 0.080 Rural
Penelakut Community Addition 0.020 0.060 Rural
Tahltan Creation 38.610 95.410 Rural
Upper Similkameen Creation 17.400 43.000 Rural
Saskatchewan
Carry The Kettle Legal Obligation 451.460 1,115.580 Rural
Treaty Four Legal Obligation 0.800 1.980 Urban
Little Pine Legal Obligation 64.470 159.310 Rural
Little Pine Legal Obligation 387.640 957.880 Rural
Little Pine Legal Obligation 384.420 949.930 Rural
Total   1,399.295 3,457.704  

October - December 2012

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Atlantic
Madawaska Maliseet Legal Obligation 14.450 35.710 Urban
British Columbia
Osoyoos Legal Obligation 11.840 29.250 Rural
Adams Lake Legal Obligation 24.290 60.020 Rural
Ssakatchewan
Kawacatoose Legal Obligation 320.339 791.580 Rural
Kawacatoose Legal Obligation 125.291 309.600 Rural
Kawacatoose Legal Obligation 391.574 967.600 Rural
Kawacatoose Legal Obligation 194.250 480.000 Rural
Total   1,082.034 2,673.760  
2012 Total   4,476.560 11,061.788  

2011

Approved Additions to Reserve Proposals - January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

January - March 2011

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Atlantic
Shubenacadie New Reserve 54.799 135.360 Urban
Manitoba
Opaskwayak Cree Nation Legal Obligation 5,542.000 13,695.000 Rural
Ontario
Fort William Community Addition 17.895 44.220 Urban
Saskatchewan
Carry The Kettle Legal Obligation 301.012 743.820 Rural
English River First Nation Legal Obligation 39.000 96.370 Rural
Kahkewistahaw Legal Obligation 257.102 635.310 Rural
Muskowekwan Legal Obligation 303.792 750.690 Rural
Nekaneet Legal Obligation 2.606 6.440 Urban
Okanese Legal Obligation 127.597 315.300 Rural
Thunderchild First Nation Legal Obligation 1,371.440 3,388.900 Rural
Yellow Quill Legal Obligation 6,508.013 16,081.590 Rural
Total   14,525.256 35,893.000  

April - June 2011

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Atlantic
Lennox Island Community Addition 9.699 23.967 Rural
Northwest Territories
Salt River First Nation #195 Legal Obligation 15,080.380 37,264.290 Urban
Ontario
Hiawatha First Nation Community Addition 77.750 192.100 Rural
Total   15,167.829 37,480.357  

July - September 2011

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
Alberta
Alexander Legal Obligation 220.000 543.000 Rural
Atlantic
Abegweit Community Addition 1.780 4.400 Rural
Manitoba
Mosakahiken Cree Nation Community Addition 208.900 516.180 Rural
Rolling River Legal Obligation 160.130 395.760 Rural
Ontario
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Community Addition 324.620 802.140 Rural
Curve Lake Community Addition 15.000 35.000 Rural
Saskatchewan
Carry The Kettle Legal Obligation 322.222 796.230 Urban
Cowessess Legal Obligation 273.498 675.830 Rural
English River First Nation Community Addition 1,071.400 2,647.600 Northern Community
Kahkewistahaw Band Community Addition 631.069 1,559.400 Rural
Little Pine Legal Obligation 0.000* 0.000* Rural
Moosomin Community Addition 126.620 312.880 Rural
Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head, Lean Man First Nations Legal Obligation 89.864 222.060 Rural
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Legal Obligation 268.980 664.660 Northern Community
Piapot Legal Obligation 451.970 1,116.840 Rural
Piapot Legal Obligation 127.942 316.150 Rural
Thunderchild First Nation Legal Obligation 836.364 2,066.700 Rural
Total   5,130.359 12,674.830  

October - December 2011

First Nation Policy Category Surface Hectares Surface Acres Urban/ Rural
British Columbia
Iskut Community Addition 13.440 33.200 Rural
Manitoba
Norway House Cree Nation Legal Obligation 3,594.000 8,881.000 Rural
Red Sucker Lake Legal Obligation 10.887 26.900 Urban
Quebec
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Legal Obligation 0.300 0.740 Urban
Saskatchewan
Muskeg Lake Legal Obligation 56.000 138.380 Rural
Muskeg Lake Legal Obligation 0.222 0.550 Urban
Total   3,674.849 9,080.770  
2011 Total   38,498.293 95,128.957  

2010

Approved Additions to Reserve Proposals January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

An addition to reserve (ATR) is a parcel of land that is added to the reserve land base of a First Nation. Under Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)'s Addition to Reserves/New Reserves Policy, lands can be considered for addition to reserve if the proposed addition falls within one of the following three categories:

  1. Legal Obligation: ATR proposals under this category are intended to fulfill a legal obligation, such as a specific claim settlement agreement or treaty land entitlement agreement.
  2. Community Addition: ATRs under this policy category are normally proposed for reasons of community growth, including for new member housing, community centres, schools, churches and other community uses.
  3. New Reserve: The creation of new reserves can be considered for social or commercial needs, as a result of provincial land offerings or to provide a land base for landless First Nations.

From January 2010 to December 31, 2010, the Government of Canada approved the following additions to reserve. The chart below provides the amount of lands in acres for each approved ATR proposal.

New Brunswick

Region and First Nation ATR Policy Category Acres / Hectares added to Reserve
Elsipogtog Community Addition 184.830 Acres
Saint Mary's Community Addition 0.110 Acres
  Total: 184.940 Acres(74.842 Hectares)

Québec

Region and First Nation ATR Policy Category Acres / Hectares added to Reserve
Odanak Community Addition 13.070 Acres
  Total: 13.070 Acres(5.289 Hectares)

Ontario

Region and First Nation ATR Policy Category Acres / Hectares added to Reserve
Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek New Reserve 2,437.970 Acres
Mississauga Legal Obligation 39,721.010 Acres
  Total: 42,158.980 Acres(17,061.133 Hectares)

Manitoba

Region and First Nation ATR Policy Category Acres / Hectares added to Reserve
God's Lake Legal Obligation 674.000 Acres
Long Plain Legal Obligation 637.970 Acres
Mathias Colomb Legal Obligation 72,199.000 Acres
Northlands Legal Obligation 1,135.000 Acres
Northlands Legal Obligation 2,999.000 Acres
Nisichawahyasihk Cree Nation Legal Obligation 7,922.000 Acres
Opaskwayak Cree Nation Legal Obligation 123.000 Acres
Opaskwayak Cree Nation Legal Obligation 1,857.700 Acres
  Total: 87,547.670 Acres(35,429.285 Hectares)

British Columbia

Region and First Nation ATR Policy Category Acres / Hectares added to Reserve
Gitanmaax Community Addition 363.880 Acres
Glen Vowell Community Addition 319.930 Acres
Kispiox Community Addition 2.940 Acres
Nak'azdli Community Addition 103.500 Acres
Spuzzum Community Addition 23.264 Acres
  Total: 813.514 Acres(329.217 Hectares)

saskatchewan

Region and First Nation ATR Policy Category Acres / Hectares added to Reserve
Cowessess Legal Obligation 1.236 Acres
Cowessess Legal Obligation 159.000 Acres
Cowessess Legal Obligation 160.000 Acres
Cowessess Legal Obligation 160.300 Acres
Cowessess Legal Obligation 431.550 Acres
Cowessess Legal Obligation 617.790 Acres
Cowessess Legal Obligation 1,604.240 Acres
Little Pine Legal Obligation 158.530 Acres
Little Pine Legal Obligation 160.000 Acres
Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head, Lean Man Legal Obligation 946.240 Acres
Muskowekwan Legal Obligation 152.640 Acres
Muskowekwan Legal Obligation 313.210 Acres
Muskowekwan Legal Obligation 1,120.000 Acres
Ocean Man Legal Obligation 799.280 Acres
Onion Lake Legal Obligation 146.960 Acres
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Legal Obligation 45.000 Acres
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Legal Obligation 934.190 Acres
Piapot Legal Obligation 627.990 Acres
Poundmaker Legal Obligation 705.170 Acres
Saulteaux Legal Obligation 160.000 Acres
Thunderchild Legal Obligation 37.400 Acres
  Total: 9,440.726 Acres(3,820.526 Hectares)
Grand Total:139,530.900 Acres(56,466.151 Hectares)
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