Canada, February 8, 1978
Muskoday made history by being the 1st Indian Reserve in Canada to be given autonomous powers and control over its agricultural lands. Prior to that, Indian Affairs, had all control of Muskoday lands including land leases, permits, building of roads, subdivide land, lease payments to the band, and all decisions regarding land use. Canada’s Order in Council confirmed Muskoday’s authority.
Since that date, Muskoday has been administering all aspects of Land Management. Muskoday leadership has also been instrumental in the development of the First Nations Land Management Act, and was 1 of 14 First Nations in Canada, and the 1st in the province of Saskatchewan, to be signatory to the Framework Agreement on Land Management.
SASKATOON, June 29, 2015
Muskoday First Nation has been named the winner of the Canadian Institute of Planners’ 2015 Vision in Planning Award for its land use code. The award was presented today during the CIP│SPPI THRIVE 2015 conference in Saskatoon, Sask.
Located northeast of Saskatoon, Muskoday First Nation is the national and provincial leader in adopting a land code under the First Nation Land Management Act in 1999, and developing a land-use plan in 2002. That plan has remained a vital document for the community and is being updated.