National Forum

The National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association (NALMA) is pleased to offer a National Forum for Lands Managers.

The goal of the National Forum (formerly called National Gatherings), is to provide leaders, technicians and other stakeholders with new and relevant information and training to relating to all areas of Land Management. At our Forum, we encourage those in attendance to interact with one another and share information, which helps to promote best practices in the unique field of First Nation Land Management.

10th National Conference:  May 31-June 2, 2016, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

10th National Conference Poster. Hosted by NALMA, University of Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Aboriginal Land Technicians.

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Land Management Achievement Awards:

  • A Land Manager/Officer who has excelled overall in land management within their community
    • Lars Duck Chief, Siksika Nation, Alberta
    • Martin Stacey, Kahnawake, Quebec
  • A Land Manager/Officer who has given a lifetime contribution to land management of ten (10) years or more to his/her community
    • Ida McGillivary, Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manotiba
  • A Land Manager who has excelled in land management, and has contributed and influenced the field of land management beyond their community
    • Gordon Bluesky, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Manitoba

Day 1 Presentations:

Tsilhqotin Decision_BenhaminRalston

Waste Initiative_HannahRogers




Day 2 Presentations:

Policy Documents and Implementation Agreements (1Jan2016)


Land Regimes-DebraCampbell




Day 3 Presentations:

Tsawwassen First Nation_KimBaird


Each of our Forums, have been hosted by all 8 of our Regional Lands Associations.

1st National Gathering: January 31-February 2, 2001, Toronto, Ontario

2nd National Gathering: November 21-23, 2002, Vancouver, British Columbia

3rd National Gathering: November 18-20, 2003, Winnipeg, Manitoba

4th National Gathering: September 28-30, 2004, Halifax, Nova Scotia

5th National Gathering: September 18-20, 2005, White Cap First Nation, Saskatchewan

6th National Gathering: November 17-19, 2008, Quebec City, Quebec

7th National Gathering: October 5-7, 2010, Calgary, Alberta

8th National Gathering: September 18-20, 2012, Iqaluit, Nunavut

9th National Forum: June 17-19, 2014, Toronto, Ontario

National RLEMP MRP Training: June 16-18, 2015, Calgary, Alberta

10th National Conference:  May 31-June 2, 2016, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan