Checklist for First Nations

Step 1: Project Identification and Proposal

Prepare the formal written proposal and include supporting documentation.

Obtain a Band Council Resolution supporting the development of regulations under FNCIDA.

Hold exploratory project discussions with the AANDC Regional Office and other key stakeholders (e.g. outside investors).

Step 2: Project Review and Selection

Work with the AANDC Regional Office to complete a legal risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis.

Work with the AANDC Regional Office to complete an evaluation of the proposal, including a detailed review of the project, the regulatory needs, the feasibility of using FNCIDA, the level of community support, and more.

Step 3: Negotiation and Drafting

Start preparing the project work plans, specifying required resources, key milestones, plans for engaging stakeholders (who, when and how), strategies for risk management and target timelines.

Assist AANDC with preparing the materials required for the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the federal Treasury Board to approve the regulations.

Negotiate and sign the tripartite agreement with the federal government and the province.

Negotiate and put in place all required land tenure instruments.

Step 4: Administration, Monitoring and Enforcement

Start construction of project facilities and infrastructure.

Start operation of the project.

Assist the province in its administration, monitoring and enforcement of the regulations, as set out in the tripartite agreement.