The Director of Lands and Economic Development in the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to make recommendations on how to meet the challenges of a large company that rents the land culture of the First Nations communities in the Western Canada. New Horizon Farms (NHF) has leased more than 180,000 acres of First Nations communities and plans to reach one million hectares. An immediate challenge is the recruitment process in which the Department must review and sign leases and receive lease payments, which are then distributed to First Nations. The process the partnership process and speed cash flow for many First Nations and First Nations opposed government control over its main land slows down. However, without INAC involved, leases were not binding, an essential NHF and its public parent factor. NHF provides rental income, but also training, employment and shares of the company for First Nations to partner with. On the surface it seems a good opportunity, but it raises several questions for politicians. Control NHF million acres of First Nations is considered as a form of economic colonialism? How such initiatives fit with INAC and First Nations mandates to improve economic and social conditions within First Nations communities? How provinces and neighboring communities perceive and react to the situation? New Horizon Farms must also consider your long-term strategy. The operation will reach its goal of one million hectares? What are the risks for the company? How should we address the issue of training and funding is finished?
Source: Ivey Publishing
Date Posted: April 12, 2012. Prod #: W12864-PDF-ENG
Case Farm dilemma New Horizon solution – Indian and Northern Affairs Canada