Manitoba USKE is a non-profit, non-political organization consisting of First Nations land managers responsible for the administration and management of First Nation lands and natural resources located in the Province of Manitoba.
Manitoba USKE membership consists of First Nation land managers in varying land regimes in the Province of Manitoba, who have been given consent by their appropriate Chief and Council by way of a Band Council Resolution to participate as Manitoba USKE members. It is the goal of Manitoba USKE to recruit all 63 Manitoba First Nations. Manitoba USKE membership currently consists of the following twenty two (22) Manitoba First Nations; one (1) Associate Member; and Indigenous and Northern Development – Manitoba Region:
Membership: Black River First Nation; Brokenhead Ojibway Nation; Buffalo Point First Nation; Bunibonibee Cree Nation; Chemawawin Cree Nation; Cross Lake Band; Gods Lake First Nation; Indigenous and Northern Development – Manitoba Region; Lake St. Martin First Nation; Long Plain First Nation; Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation; Norway House Cree Nation; O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation; Opaskwayak Cree Nation; Peguis Indian Band; Rolling River First Nation; Roseau River First Nation Trust; Sagkeeng First Nation; Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. Swan Lake First Nation; Tootinaowazziibeeng Treaty Reserve #292; Waywayseecappo First Nation; Associate Member: Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba Inc.
The main objectives of Manitoba USKE are: to advocate and facilitate on-going professional development and capacity building with Manitoba First Nation land managers; and to establish and maintain networking and communications with relevant government and non-government agencies, to assist in improving and sustaining responsible management and development of First Nations lands and natural resources in Manitoba.
Manitoba Uske effectively and efficiently assists First Nations in exchanging current information on projects, policies, developments, by-laws, court cases and processes relevant to land and resource management. This exchange of information allows Manitoba First Nations and their Lands Managers to develop strength through information and experience sharing. It also provides a forum for Lands Managers to discuss local, regional, provincial, national lands management topics and the impact of these topics on the lands managers and their First Nation.
Manitoba USKE is the official Manitoba regional affiliate of the National Aboriginal Land Managers Association (NALMA) of Canada, whose objectives are mirrored by Manitoba USKE. As such, Manitoba USKE is represented by the current Chairman on the NALMA Board of Directors.Year End Summary Report