Naskapi and the Cree-Naskapi Commission Act
Marginal note:Commercial fisheries and outfitting operations
135 (1) A grant by a band relating to its Category IA or IA-N land does not permit the grantee to use that land for
(a) a commercial fishery, or
(b) an “outfitting operation” within the meaning of An Act respecting hunting and fishing rights in the James Bay and New Quebec territories (Quebec)
unless explicit permission for such use is included in the terms of the grant or is subsequently given by the band.
Marginal note:Approval of band electors required
(2) Permission to use Category IA or IA-N land for a purpose mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) or (b), whether included in the terms of the grant or subsequently given by the band, requires the approval of the electors of the band at a special band meeting or referendum at which
(a) at least ten per cent of the electors of the band voted on the matter, in the case of permission for a period of less than twenty-five years; or
(b) at least twenty-five per cent of the electors of the band voted on the matter, in the case of permission for a period of twenty-five years or more.
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