Nation Rebuilding Series - Volume 2


A Brief History and Potential Future Vision for Additions to Reserves

November 2022 | Dr. ken Coates

In the pursuit of sustainable economic prosperity, one tool that First Nations in Canada have utilized is the Addition to Reserve policy. Through this process, a First Nation community can add land that is either contiguous to or located farther away from their reserve. This paper explores the development of the Addition to Reserve and Treaty Land Entitlement processes in Canada.


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This paper is a part of the Nation rebuilding Series. The series consists of 12 volumes which demonstrate that, to rebuild successfully, these nations must have a foundation of sustainable economic prosperity.

Related Research:

Volume 1 - Rebuilding First Nations Through Sustainable Prosperity

Volume 3 - Urban Reserves in the context of Sustainable First Nation Prosperity

Volume 4 - The Decision-Making Process Behind Urban Reserve Development

Volume 5 - Financing Autonomy: Limits and Opportunities within Existing Funding Arrangements

Volume 6 -  Options for Indigenous Economic Empowerment and Prosperity

Volume 7 - A House Should be a Home

Volume 8 - Energy Can be Innovating

Volume 9 - Water, Water can be Everywhere

Volume 10 - Welcoming Public Spaces

Volume 11- Local Roads that Last

Volume 12 - Financing Infrastructure is not a one-time grant

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