Fee simple lands means lands that are fully owned by the K’ómoks First Nation and K’ómoks members. That full ownership comes from a grant of land from government. Indian reserves are not owned by Indians but by the Crown. We are allowed to live on Indian Reserves, but do not own them, therefore we cannot use them as we choose. We can only use Indian Reserves as we are allowed to under the Indian Act.

But with Fee Simple lands, we can do whatever we want, as long as we don’t break the law.