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National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association Specialized Training
NALMA strives to take the leading role on First Nation land and environment management and works actively toward enhancing technical and professional development through training and education while embracing Aboriginal culture, traditions, and values.
NALMA offers Specialized Training to land managers, and other key stakeholders to address the complex nature of land management, and various subject matter areas that impact land management on First Nations.
For a detailed list of NALMA Toolkits visit their website https://nalma.ca/units/specialized-training
Professional Lands Management Certification Program (PLMCP)
In order to implement the Reserve Land and Environment Management Program (RLEMP), NALMA in collaboration with INAC and subject matter experts developed the Professional Lands Management Certification Program (PLMCP). NALMA’s PLMCP is used across Canada to signify that a Land Manager meets specific criteria, keeps current in the field, and adheres to a professional Code of Ethics. It represents both an achievement and a responsibility for the individual Land Manager.
A Land Manager successfully completing Level One: Post-Secondary Training and Level Two: Technical Training will be eligible to receive a Professional Lands Management Certification certificate from NALMA.
Level One: Post Secondary Training
There are currently three post-secondary institutions with options for completing Level One of PLMCP available: Algoma University, University of Saskatchewan, and Vancouver Island University. Each program offers different courses and formats. Below is a brief description of each option and links to learn more.
The Kanawayihetaytan Askiy (KA) Program at the University of Saskatchewan
For more information about the KA program, please visit https://agbio.usask.ca/programs/kanawayhetaytan-askiy-kaprogram.php.
Akii and Environmental Stewardship Program at Algoma University
For more information about the Akii and Environmental Stewardship Program please visit: https://www.algomau.ca/wpcontent/uploads/2018/09/AUC18-NALMA-Booklet-Print-1.pdf?_ga=2.71961744.220111613.1538580712-1459412088.153858071
Professional Indigenous Lands Management Certificate at Vancouver Island University
For more information about the Professional Indigenous Lands Management Certificate please visit:
Level Two: Technical Training
The Technical Training, delivered by NALMA, deals with specific roles and responsibilities of a First Nation Land Manager operating under the Indian Act (RLEMP).
Students will learn the basic concepts and knowledge that govern land management activities, assisting them in their role as a Land Manager. Technical Training provides the student with skills such as: interpreting policies and procedures, recognizing appropriate authorities, understanding legal rules enabling or constraining land management decisions.
For additional information about NALMA’s Professional Lands Management Certification Program, please visit
For more information about NALMA, please visit their website www.nalma.ca.