The North Slave Métis Alliance Lands Department is vitally concerned with the protection, preservation, and sustainable use of the traditional lands and resources of its Métis members.
The Lands Department is committed to principles of economic sustainability, environmental stewardship, self-determination, and resource co-management decision-making.
The mandate of the Lands Department is to:
- foster co-operative, respectful, and long-term relationships in keeping with these principles
- facilitate and coordinate the collection, analysis, management, and dissemination of information regarding the state and health of the environment to its Métis members
- make certain that the NSMA and its Métis members are involved in all co-management issues that concern their asserted territory
- facilitate capacity building initiatives, traditional knowledge and land use projects, and support member engagement.