The FNG provides an online service for the publication of notices respecting Aboriginal matters. This includes notices submitted by First Nation governments, government institutions, Aboriginal organizations, and the private sector. Notices are published in Part I of the Gazette. Please consult the Policy respecting the First Nations Gazette Public Notification Service for more detailed information including accepted notice categories, publication schedule, submission requirements, corrections and retractions.
Examples of notices that may be submitted for publication include:
- notice of election or referenda;
- consultations and public input and proposed legislation or policies;
- proposed First Nation tax rates and expenditures;
- section 6 notice under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (notice of proposed local revenue laws and invitation to make representations);
- notice of vacancy or announcement of appointment to an aboriginal institution; or
- a Hearing Order issued by a review panel for a pipeline project.
Laws, By-Laws, Codes and other Enactments
First Nation laws, by-laws and other enactments are published in Part II of the FNG. The legislation contained in Part II includes laws required by federal statute to be published in the FNG, as well as other First Nation enactments submitted to the FNG for publication. Please refer to the Policy respecting Publication in the First Nations Gazette for more detailed information about the submission requirements and publication schedule
Examples of First Nations laws, by-laws and other enactments include:
- Laws enacted under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act;
- By-laws enacted under section 81, section 83 and section 85 of the Indian Act;
- First Nation land laws and land codes under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management;
- Laws enacted under the First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act;
- Election codes enacted under the First Nations Elections Act.
Laws, By-Laws, Codes and other Enactment Submissions
Land Code Amendments and other First Nation Enactments that are not signed by Chief and Council
The Gazette has specific submission requirements for land code amendments and other First Nations enactments that are not signed by Chief and Council. The First Nation must submit a certified true copy of the enactment to the Gazette and provide confirmation that it was enacted in accordance with the First Nations requirements.
A certified true copy is a reproduction of the original document that is certified as a genuine reproduction. The certified true copy is required in order to ensure that the legislation being submitted is duly enacted and serves to protect the integrity of the FNG by ensuring all First Nation enactments published in the FNG have been duly enacted by a First Nation.