Chippewas of the Thames, Temagami and Wasauksing join six other First Nations across the country as members of the First Nations Land Management regime. “Adding more First Nations into land management will help propel much needed economic prosperity capabilities into the lives and communities of First Nations. Beneficiaries will include Canada, regional and local communities, and individual First Nation communities right across the country,” said Chief Robert Louie of the First Nations Land Advisory Board in a news release. The FNLM regime enables First Nations to manage their own land, resources and environment according to their own land codes, laws and policies. The regime also helps First Nations get out from under 34 land-related limitations of the Indian Act in order to take control of their land and resources.