Benefits of Joining a Lands Associations

Sponsor organizations:

National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association

  • The National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association (NALMA) is a technical organization dedicated to raising professional standards in First Nations Lands Management.

British Columbia Aboriginal Lands Managers Association

  • BCALM’s main objective is to engage First Nation Land Managers in opportunities that will enhance their skills and knowledge and provide tools and systems to efficiently and effectively manage their lands.

First Nations Alliance 4 Land Management

  • FNA4LM's mission is to build First Nations land management and economic capacities by providing training, tools and networking opportunities

Session length: 1.5 hours


Lands Associations help facilitate the participation and networking of First Nations Lands Managers on land related issues and assist member through training and technical advice. This workshop will provide information about training opportunities and land management technical support offered by NALMA, BCALM and FNA4LM. NALMA will provide an update on its projects and strategic plan.

What Participants will learn by attending

  • Access to upcoming training activities lands managers
  • Better understanding of NALMA’s services
  • Understanding of the role of regional lands associations and how membership can benefit you and your First Nation


Leona Irons, Executive Director, National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association

Freda Jules, Chairperson, First Nations Alliance 4 Land Management

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Presenter Biography

Leona Irons is the Executive Director for NALMA since inception. She has over 30 years’ experience in First Nation lands management. As NALMA Executive Director, she participated on the Assembly of First Nations/AANDC ATR Joint Working group. The Joint Working Group was responsible for the current ATR & RC policy renovation. Leona was instrumental in arranging for the development of an ATR Toolkit. The ATR Toolkit was used in the training of 145 First Nations across Canada.