Resources for Individual Rights

Below you will find a number of resources that may assist in understanding the rights and protections available to individuals and families living on reserves where the provisional federal rules of the Act apply. You may also wish to refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) found here.

Note that once a First Nation has enacted its own MRP law the provisional federal rules contained within the Act no longer apply. It is important for you to understand which rules apply in your circumstances.

A list of First Nations that have enacted their own MRP laws in accordance with the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act can be found here.

Always feel free to contact The Centre of Excellence for more information.

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A Quick Reference Guide to the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act

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On-Reserve Matrimonial Real Property Rights Booklet

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Matrimonial Real Property Rights on Your Reserve Brochure

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Understanding Estates Management on Reserve Booklet

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Role of Chief and Council Brochure

 

COEMRP is pleased to provide a series of self help guides entitled “Applying for an Exclusive Occupation Order for a Family Home on Reserve” (one per province) that assist individuals in a relationship breakdown who are looking to apply for an Exclusive Occupation Order under Section 20 of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act.

Note: An Exclusive Occupation Order (EOO) is a court order that provides one spouse or common-law partner (whether or not they are a First Nation member or an Indian as defined under the Indian Act) short to long term occupancy of the family home on reserve to the exclusion of the other spouse or common-law partner. This could apply even if the home is owned by the First Nation.

The duration of this order could range from a set number of days to a longer period e.g., until dependent children reach the age of majority.

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Alberta Exclusive Occupation Order

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British Columbia Exclusive Occupation Order

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Manitoba Exclusive Occupation Order

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New Brunswick Exclusive Occupation Order

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Newfoundland Exclusive Occupation Order

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Nova Scotia Exclusive Occupation Order

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Ontario Exclusive Occupation Order

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Prince Edward Island Exclusive Occupation Order

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Quebec Exclusive Occupation Order

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Saskatchewan Exclusive Occupation Order