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First Nations Jurisdiction over Education in British Columbia Act

Version of section 2 from 2019-07-15 to 2022-12-14:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Act.


    Authority means the First Nations Education Authority established by section 11. (Autorité scolaire)

    council of a participating First Nation

    council of a participating First Nation has the same meaning as the expression council of the band in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act. (conseil de la première nation participante)


    education means education programs and services of a nature generally provided to students from kindergarten to grade 12. (éducation)

    First Nation land

    First Nation land means a reserve, as that term is defined in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act, that is situated in British Columbia and that is set apart for a participating First Nation, and includes first nation land as that term is defined in subsection 2(1) of the First Nations Land Management Act. (terres autochtones)

    First Nation law

    First Nation law means a law made under subsection 9(1). (loi autochtone)

    individual agreement

    individual agreement means an agreement entered into between Her Majesty in right of Canada and a participating First Nation with respect to jurisdiction over education by the participating First Nation on First Nation land, and includes any amendments to the agreement made pursuant to its provisions. (accord spécifique)


    Minister means the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations. (ministre)

    participating First Nation

    participating First Nation means a band named in the schedule. (première nation participante)

  • Marginal note:Words and expressions in Indian Act

    (2) Unless the context otherwise requires, words and expressions used in this Act have the same meaning as in the Indian Act.

  • 2006, c. 10, s. 2
  • 2019, c. 29, s. 373

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