SALT

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Land Technicians



MANDATE

To circulate new ideas, strategies and regional policies as they relate to lands management
 

PURPOSE
 
A forum for experienced First Nation Lands Technicians and INAC Land Managers to discuss issues and concerns around the implementation and administration of land management programs in the Saskatchewan Region in an open non-political environment
 
Meetings are loosely structured and informal with agenda items agreed to at previous meeting.
Meetings are held 4 times a year and are rotated to all areas of the province to be fair in sharing burden of travel.
Every effort is made to use First Nation businesses for accommodations, meals and meeting rooms.
The committee is a safe vehicle for discussion. What is said in committee stays in committee.
We share the common goal of trying to improve land management for all First Nations in Saskatchewan and set aside our own self interests aside.
Correspondence on LTC letterhead to be discussed by committee before being sent.
Facilitation and minute recording is rotated between the 3 INAC Members.
 
  
THE COMMITTEE

Composed of 9 First Nation Land Managers and three Department Lands Staff.
Each brings a wealth of information and experience to the Committee.
There is much diversity in technical land expertise and geographic representation.
All members are equal, regardless of employer.
Each committee member has mutual respect for one another.
Funding for travel and accommodations is provided by INAC to a maximum of 9 First Nation Land Mangers.
Membership
Technical composition only – 100% non-political
 

SOCIAL COMPONENT
 
Over the course of the two day meetings, social opportunities are arranged usually by one or more members, depending upon location and time of year. These very informal events have proven very valuable to all committee members to get to know each other on personal levels. This helps us to talk about issues, ideas and options that may not otherwise have been explored during a meeting, and ensures that politics does not creep into the committee.
 
 
LAND TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
 
Contact one of our members for Technical Support and information, or to be a guest at a regular meeting.