Designation Training

Sponsor organization: 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.

Session length: Three (3) hours


An introduction to the designation process required to lease reserve lands. Learn about the provisions of the Indian Act that govern designations, key elements of the process, and the role of the First Nations.

What Participants will learn by attending

  • The main elements of a designation process;
  • Identify the role of the First Nation and the community;
  • Appreciate the pre-designation planning requirements;
  • Identify the main elements to attain sustainable development; and
  • Learn how the provisions of the Indian Act apply to designating reserve lands.


Debra Campbell, BA, Public Admin & Governance; PAED Master Instructor, PLMCP

Debra Campbell is a member of the Musqueam Indian Band, a Coast Salish Community located in Vancouver, BC. She received her post-secondary education at a number of colleges, universities and professional institutions. Debra is dedicated to advocating and advancing First Nation land and environment management, and economic development across Canada through work with various federal and provincial departments and agencies, First Nation organizations and private business. For the past 10 years Debra has worked with the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association as the Master Instructor for the Professional Lands Management Certification Program.