Commercial Leasing

Presenting organization: National Aboriginal Lands Managers’ Association


The “Commercial Leases on Reserve Toolkit” training is a general overview of leasing on reserve lands. It illustrates the objective of managing commercial leasing to ensure the well-being of the community members and to protect First Nation assets. The goal is sustainability: “Living in harmony with the land, water, air, and all living beings”.

What Participants will learn

Participants will gain an understanding of the legal framework governing commercial leasing on reserve land, and the policies and procedures that influence the process.


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

Presenter Biography

Debra Campbell is a member of the Musqueam Indian Band, a Coast Salish Community located in Vancouver, BC. She attained her post-secondary education at Langara College, Vancouver, BC in the Business Administration Program, earned certification as a Facilitator of Adult Learning from Loyalist College, Belleville, ON, received certification as a Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer (PAED) from Cando and achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration and Governance at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. Debra has been working in First Nation land management and economic development for 40+ years mainly for First Nations across Canada and participated in many projects, boards and commissions, nationally, provincially and regionally. For the past 14 years she has worked with the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association as the Master Instructor for the Professional Lands Management Certification Program.