In the News

Native Americans loved private property 
Terry Anderson, Property and Environment Research Centre, October 10, 2016

Empowering aboriginal communities with free markets
Joseph Quesnel, National Post, October 3, 2016

The B.C. First Nation that’s experimenting with private property
Joseph Quesnel, National Post, August 2, 2016

One Way to Help Native Americans: Property Rights
Naomi Schaefer Riley, The Atlantic, July 30, 2016

Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations
Tulo Centre, July 20, 2016

Property rights, not more funding, to help improve housing conditions on First Nations reserves
Ravina Bains and Kayla Ishkanian, Fraser Forum, April 6, 2016

Tories promise law for private land ownership on B.C. reserve
Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun, October 9, 2015

Re-elected Harper government would introduce on-reserve private property ownership on band by band basis
APTN News, October 9, 2015

Tsilhqot’in First Nation granted B.C. title claim in Supreme Court ruling
CBC News, June 26, 2014

Supreme Court ruling grants land title to First Nations
Scott Brown, Vancouver Sun, June 26, 2014

B.C. First Nation Moves Toward Aboriginal Private Home Ownership
Joseph Quesnel, January 10, 2014

Let First Nations Thrive 
Michael LeBourdais and Ravina Bains, National Post, June 21, 2013

First Nations split on property ownership rights 
Jason Hewlett, Kamloops Daily News, June 21, 2013

Allowing private home ownership on reserves could be key to improving well-being for Natives: report
Jen Gerson, National Post, June 20, 2013

The Fraser Institute: Individual Property Rights Key to Social, Economic Well-Being for First Nations
Fraser Institute Press Release, June 20, 2013

Natives won’t have real matrimonial rights until they have property rights
Jonathan Kay, National Post, June 12, 2013

First Nations taking control of land 
Michael LeBourdais, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, February 15, 2013

Dear Canada: First Nations don’t want to be wards of the state
Michael LeBourdais, The Globe and Mail, January 8, 2013

Private property on reserves: 5 myths; First Nations communities will always own their reserve land as a collective, no matter who owns the individual interests
Christopher Alcantara, Toronto Star, August 20, 2012

Many proposed changes to Indian Act in the works
Kathryn Burnham, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, August 20, 2012

Duncan says private property legislation coming next year, but department not so sure
Tim Fontaine, APTN National News, August 16, 2012

Drawback to reserves is lack of opportunity
Mark Milke, Times Colonist, August 10, 2012

Natives deserve the same property rights as all Canadians
Johnathan Kay, National Post, August 9, 2012

First Nations ownership idea solid
Winnipeg Free Press, August 9, 2012

The time is ripe for First Nations land reform
Tasha Kheiriddin, National Post, August 9, 2012

Consult us on property laws: Six Nations
Hugo Rodrigues, Brantford Expositor, August 9, 2012

Give property rights to on-reserve residents: Better than the status quo
Editorial, The Winnipeg Sun, August 8, 2012

Home And Native Land
National Post, August 8, 2012

Do opponents of native property rights think things are okay now?
John Ibbitson, The Globe and Mail, August 8, 2012

Reserve property ownership long overdue: ex-chief
CTV News, August 7, 2012

Indian Act changes are a big step
Lorne Gunter, Edmonton Sun, August 7, 2012

Toward on-reserve property rights for individuals
The Globe and Mail, August 7 2012

Selling Indian Act reform
Ottawa Citizen, August 7, 2012

Should First Nations on reserve have property rights? Here’s a primer
Teresa Smith, Postmedia News, August 7, 2012

Feds to introduce law allowing property rights on reserves [story & video]
Brigitte Pellerin, The Toronto Sun, August 6, 2012

Ottawa’s plan to allow private property on reserves reignites debate
Josh Wingrove, The Globe and Mail, August 6, 2012

Harper government to introduce law to allow private property on reserves
John Ibbitson, The Globe and Mail, August 5, 2012

Background on the First Nations Property Ownership Initiative 
First Nations Tax Commission, July 1, 2012

Dr. André Le Dressay at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee, June 12, 2012

Talking First Nations Policy with experts in Winnipeg
Macleans, April 12, 2012

First Nations in Canada: is there a way forward?
CPAC, April 11, 2012

Federal Property Ownership Legislation For Natives a Step Forward
Kamloops Daily News, March 30, 2012

Conservatives’ Federal Budget Praised and Panned
Kamloops This Week, March 29, 2012

Private property rights are key to the future prosperity of First Nation
Jesse Kline, National Post, February 4, 2012

Give us full rights to our home and native land 
C.T. (Manny) Jules, The Globe and Mail, February 1, 2012

Property Rights could unlock native reform
Toronto Star, January 28, 2012

Mould plagues First Nations reserves: UVIC Study
CTV News, January 25, 2012

How first nations can own their future
By Tom Flanagan, Globe and Mail, December 16, 2011

First Nations property ownership proposal goes to Flaherty
Kamloops Daily News, December 15, 2011

Idea of private land ownership on reserves gets mixed reviews
Billy Curry, The Globe and Mail, December 15, 2011

Ottawa proposes first nations property ownership
Bill Curry, Globe and Mail, December 14, 2011

Why are Indian Reservations So Poor? Look at the Bottom 1%
By John Koppisch, Forbes Magazine, December 13, 2011

First Nations feel trapped with Indian Act
CBC Radio Daybreak South, December 8, 2011

Indian Act keeps modern First Nations from progress
CBC Radio Daybreak South, December 7, 2011

Attawapiskat: a ‘homeland’ at the crossroads
By Kathryn Claze Carlson, National Post, December 3, 2011

Private property is a native right
By Calvin Helin, Globe and Mail, April 12, 2011

A new development model gains steam in aboriginal communities
By Bill Curry, Globe and Mail, April 10, 2011

Give natives rights to their land
By Joseph Quesnel, Enter Stage Right, April 4, 2011

Q&A: Clarence T. (Manny) Jules
8th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada & The Way Forward, CBC April 2011

Who should own reserve lands? 
Manny Jules, The Globe and Mail, October 20, 2010

Property Rights will be a benefits to reserves 
Hugh MacIntyre, National Post, September 2, 2010

Natives fear Ottawa aiming to convert reserves to private land ownership
Bill Curry, The Globe and Mail, September 1, 2010

Forward Momentum: Property ownership would transform First Nations, ex-chief says.
By Mike Youds, Kamloops Daily, May 11, 2010

Les autochtones devraient pouvoir acheter des terre
By Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot, La Presse, Apr. 7, 2010

Top Tory touts on-reserve property ownership
By Mary Agnes Welch, Winnipeg Free Press, Apr. 7, 2010

Key to prosperity lies in the land: It is time First Nations have right to own, sell and mortgage their property
Opinion by Tom Flanagan, Christopher and Andre Le Dressay, Winnipeg Free Press, Apr. 3, 2010

Can property rights heal native reserves?
Opinion by John Ivison, National Post, Mar. 24, 2010

Give First Nations property rights, book urges
By Joanna Smith, Toronto Star, Mar. 24, 2010

First nations property rights: Going beyond the Indian Act
Commentary by Tom Flanagan. Globe and Mail, Mar. 22, 2010

Shackled by red tape 
Kevin Libin, National Post, February 15, 2008