The OHV restriction does not apply to the use of an OHV by Indigenous peoples when exercising a right recognized and affirmed under Part II of the Constitution Act, 1982 or a right under section 12 of the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
"How ridiculous is that?" she asked, pointing out that the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
and the Constitution protected First Nations rights to hunt, fish and trap.
6-9 where discussion centred around the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
, which shifted control of Crown land and natural resources from the federal government to the provincial governments in 1930.
This ownership was transferred to the province under the 1930 Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
(NRTA) being a Schedule to the Alberta Natural Resources Act, S.C.
(2) See, e.g., Jim Mochoruk, "Manitoba and the (Long and Winding) Road to the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
" (2007) 12 Rev.
Thomas Flanagan and Mark Milke, noting that the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
of 1930 is in many respects Alberta's real constitution, speculate in a sobering analysis on how the province might have evolved if ownership of those resources had not been transferred.
Meanwhile, in Prince George, Sask., First Nations leaders from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba gathered to discuss treaties that fall under the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
and the rights First Nations have to natural resources.
"What the Government of Saskatchewan forgets is constitutionally, and this is also underpinning the claim, under the (Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
), they didn't get absolute control of lands and resources in the province of Saskatchewan.
As one of his portfolio assignments as the federation's seventh vice-chief, Adam was in charge of examining the effects of the 1930 Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
. He feels that the economic future of Saskatchewan's First Nations is in resource development.
Cachene said that the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
was passed to the provinces in the 1930s, but the obligations didn't go with it.
Pratt said they want their rights recognized and are looking at challenging the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement
. The NRTA was signed between the federal and provincial governments in the 1930s without First Nations input, giving the province legal jurisdiction over resources.
And when the federal government transferred all federal Crown lands to the Prairie provinces under the Natural Resources Transfer Agreements
of the early 1930s, our traditional rights remained unaffected, despite our lack of consent or consultation on a matter of central importance to each of our respective treaty First Nations.