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Indian Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-5)

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Act current to 2024-04-01 and last amended on 2019-08-15. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Transactions re surrendered and designated lands

  •  (1) The Minister or a person appointed by the Minister for the purpose may, in accordance with this Act and the terms of the absolute surrender or designation, as the case may be,

    • (a) manage or sell absolutely surrendered lands; or

    • (b) manage, lease or carry out any other transaction affecting designated lands.

  • Marginal note:Grant where original purchaser dead

    (2) Where the original purchaser of surrendered lands is dead and the heir, assignee or devisee of the original purchaser applies for a grant of the lands, the Minister may, on receipt of proof in such manner as he directs and requires in support of any claim for the grant and on being satisfied that the claim has been equitably and justly established, allow the claim and authorize a grant to issue accordingly.

  • Marginal note:Departmental employees

    (3) No person who is appointed pursuant to subsection (1) or who is an officer or a servant of Her Majesty employed in the Department may, except with the approval of the Governor in Council, acquire directly or indirectly any interest in absolutely surrendered or designated lands.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-5, s. 53
  • R.S., 1985, c. 17 (4th Supp.), s. 5

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