Lands & Resources

Cheam First Nation became operational under the Cheam Land Code on September 1, 2016. Through the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, Cheam regains governance over the day-to-day management of our reserve lands and resources.

Cheam has entered a joint management agreement with Sq’éwlets and Soowahlie, jointly known as SCS Lands, to move forward together under Land Code development, implementation, and funding. The SCS Lands have been working together to develop Laws.

Enacted Laws

Cheam has the authority to manage and protect its reserve lands pursuant to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, the First Nations Land Management Act and the Cheam First Nation Land Code. This authority includes the jurisdiction to pass laws setting out the principles, rules and administrative structures that apply to Cheam First Nation lands.

Pursuant to this authority and in accordance with the procedures set out in Section 3 of the Cheam First Nation Land Code, the Chief and Council have enacted the following laws. Council, acting reasonably, believes that the Law is required urgently to protect Cheam Reserve Lands or Members.

  • A law enacted under Section 3.8 will [be] deemed to have been repealed and to have no force and effect 90 days after its enactment, but may be re-enacted in whole or as amended in accordance with subsections 3.1 to 3.7 and 3.10.
  • A Law is enacted when approved by Council Resolution after Council has complied with subsections 3.1-3.7 above, or for urgent matters, subsection 3.8.
The following are current Cheam First Nation Enacted Laws: