The LTBB Nibiish Naagdowen "Care of the Water" Clean Water Statute was signed into law by Chairwoman Regina Gasco-Bentley on September 15, 2016.
Draft wetland regulations have been created by the Natural Resources Department under the authority of the Nibiish Naagdowen statute. They are currently posted for comment on the LTBB website.
Click here to download and read the documents. The download includes information on what the new regulations will do.
Tribal Council reviewed the documents on November 28th, yielding the following outcomes:
1. The Environmental Appeals Board Statute was sponsored by Tribal Councilor Shanna Wemigwase and posted for comment on January 16, 2018. It was passed by Tribal Council on March 22, 2018 and is awaiting Executive signature.
2. Tribal Council wished for some changes to the wetland regulations, so they were disapproved at the November 30, 2017 meeting. The new version has been sent to the Executive and is included in the download above.
At a March 22, 2018 Tribal Council meeting a Departmental Appeals Board was posted for comment, sponsored by Councilor Shananaquet. It would replace the requirement for an Environmental Appeals Board.
Please note: Some version of the regulations have been posted on the LTBB website since October 17, 2017.