Lands – General Terminology

AANDC – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

CLSR – Canada Lands Survey Record – is an official plan, a graphical description of boundaries of land prepared from field notes of a survey.

Certificate of Possession – documentary evidence of a Band/First Nation member’s right to lawful possession of reserve lands pursuant to the provisions of subsections 20(2), (3) or section 22, 24 or 49 Indian Act

Grantor – The person, corporation, partnership from who the interest is being acquired

Grantee – The person, corporation, partnership acquiring the interest

Joint tenants – the holding of property by two or more persons in such a manner that upon the death of one joint owner, the remaining survivor or survivors take the entire property. The interest of the deceased joint owner cannot be willed to heirs under this arrangement.

Tenants in Common – the holding of two or more persons in such a manner that upon the death of one or more owners you retain your original interest in the property; the remaining portion becomes part of the assets of the deceased and will be disposed of according to a valid will if any or by the Intestacy section of the Indian Act.

Undivided Interest – An ownership right to use and possession of a property that is shared among co-owners, with no one co-owner having exclusive rights to any portion of the property.

Locatee – the individual First Nation member who holds lawful possession of a duly allotted parcel of reserve land. A locatee must be a registered member of the First Nation making the allotment or entitled to be registered under the Indian Act.