National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association

NALMA is a dynamic organization committed to providing efficient tools and resources to its members through the Regional Land Associations and Associate Members. We honour the members of each of the Associations for their hard work and dedication, which allows NALMA to undertake the many challenges that support and promote best practices in First Nation land management.


National Organization of First Nation Lands Managers which will actively network towards the enhancement of professional development and technical expertise in the functions of Lands Management, and which will also incorporate First Nations values and beliefs in Lands Management always keeping in mind the grass-root practices when dealing with Lands Management.


As stewards of the land we are committed to empowering land managers to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. We are responsible for the sustainable management of our ancestral lands for future generations.

To raise professional standards in Land Management, NALMA’s mandate focuses on three areas.

  1. Technical Support: NALMA is able to provide technical expertise in the area of land management to both First Nation Lands Managers, First Nation organizations and government agencies.
  1. Networking and Communication: NALMA will provide a channel for successfully networking through open lines of communication, knowledge sharing, and the establishment of partnerships and strategic alliances across Canada.
  1. Professional Development: NALMA will provide training and capacity building opportunities for First Nation Lands Managers.

Regional Land Associations

NALMA membership is made up of the 8 Regional Lands Associations and other eligible persons or associations as admitted by the resolution of the Board.

Regional Lands Associations are independent regional or territorial associations established by Lands Managers and recognized by NALMA. 

Directors for each RLA make up the corporate body of NALMA.