Wallace HillNovember 25, 1965:• ATreasury Board Minute (TB) #648468transfers administration and control ofthe Wallace Hill property from theDepartment of National Defence to theFederal Crown with the purpose: “Toprovide a site for the relocation of Indiansclose to a centre of employment.”
Wallace HillJanuary 4, 1966:• Crown Assets Disposal Corporationapproves the transfer in the TreasuryBoard Minute (TB) #648468.
Wallace HillSeptember 30, 1966:• Department of Indian Affairs andNorthern Development or DIAND (nowcalled Aboriginal Affairs and NorthernDevelopment Canada) formally takes overthe property from the Department ofNational Defence.
Wallace HillOctober 22, 1973:• The Shubenacadie Band Council submits a BandCouncil Resolution (BCR) requesting the transfer ofthe body of lands known a “Hammonds Plains” to betransferred to the jurisdiction of the ShubenacadieBand for development.• BCR also requests “that funds be made available to theBand Council … to enable the development of a feasibleproject to be installed on this body of land.”• Signed by Chief John Knockwood.
Wallace HillNovember 9, 1976:• The Shubenacadie Band Council requestsby BCR the Wallace Hill property beturned over to the Shubenacadie Band.• Signed by Chief Clarence Marr.
Wallace HillMarch 27, 1979:• Shubenacadie Band Council passes a BCRrequesting thatTB Minute #648468 to beamended as follows:
Wallace HillMarch 27, 1979:1.That the property known as Wallace Hillbe declared Indian Reserve land.2.That the property when reserve status isgranted, be turned over to our band as areserve of the Shubenacadie Band for thefollowing reasons:
Wallace HillMarch 27, 1979:a)To provide a site for the relocation ofShubenacadie Band members who areworking or seeking employment in theHalifax metro area and do not wish toreside off reserve.The property islocated 14 miles (23 km) from downtownHalifax.
Wallace HillMarch 27, 1979:b)There is now one Indian family residing on thisland and they are members of the ShubenacadieBand.c)There have been many requests and inquiriesfrom our band members in respect to thisproperty for establishment (of) economicdevelopment enterprises•Signed by Chief John Knockwood.
Wallace HillJune 24, 1981:•Millbrook Band passes a BCR that states:•“That we, theTruro Band Council, agreed andsupport that the lands situated at HammondsPlains, Nova Scotia, formerly the property ofNational Defence, be reverted to Indian lands,under the district control of the Indian Brook BandCouncil.”
Wallace HillJuly 21, 1981:•A resolution is signed by Nova Scotia chiefsrequesting “that the property known as‘Wallace Hill’ be granted as a reserve status andthat this land be made part of the ShubenacadieBand.•Shubenacadie Band Chief Reg Maloney isamong the signatories of this resolution.
Wallace HillSeptember 14, 1981:•Membertou Band Council passes a BCR that states:•“That we, the Membertou Band Council, agreed andsupport that the lands situated at Hammonds Plains,Nova Scotia, formerly the property of National Defence,be reverted to Indian lands, under the direct control ofthe Indian Brook Band Council.”
Wallace HillJanuary1982:•Although several recommendations weremade by the Atlantic Regional Office of DIANDto their Headquarters,Wallace Hill has notbeen granted reserve status.
Wallace HillMarch 17, 1982:•Shubenacadie Band Council passes anotherBCR regardingWallace Hill.
Wallace HillMarch 17, 1982:Be it resolved that:1.A small area is to be set aside for housing to be serviced byindividual wells and septic tank systems for those bandmembers wishing to move to the Halifax area.2.To keep the balance of the property free of developmentuntil municipal services are provided by the County and/orwhen Council has a better idea of the development potentialof the site and the surrounding area. Until that time, thenatural potential of the land, forestry, minerals, etc., will beutilized by and for the benefit of the band members.
Wallace HillMarch 17, 1982:Be it resolved that:3.Main concern of the Council of this moment is that theWallace Hill property be made part of the land holdings ofthe Shubenacadie Band, as recommended by all of theChiefs in Nova Scotia and agreed to by the RegionalDirector General, Mr. R.Witt.4.Other interested parties in the property will consult anddeal with the Band Council.Signed by Chief Reg Maloney
Wallace HillMarch 10, 2011:•Wallace Hill IR#14A is officially created and becomespart of the Shubenacadie Band through the Additions toReserve Policy of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada(AANDC).•Announcement isn’t officially made until June 9, 2011.•The Wallace Hill Indian Reserve 14A is approximately54 hectares (135 acres) in size.
Wallace HillMarch 30, 2011:•Shubenacadie Band Council passes a BCR thatstates “that until the Shubenacadie Band has enacted aLand Use Bylaw for theWallace Hill Reserve, nosettlment or development of any kind atWallace Hillshall be permitted or valid unless Council has passed aBand Council Resolution specifically permitting thesettlement development.”•Signed by Chief Jerry F. Sack.
Wallace HillAugust 5, 2011:•Shubenacadie Band Council passes a BCR thatstates “any band developments involving gamingmatters will be with 100 per cent ownership of theband unless agreed otherwise with full communitysupport through a community referendum.”•Signed by Chief Jerry F. Sack.
Wallace HillSeptember 13, 2011:•Shubenacadie Band Council passes a BCR to take partin AANDC’s new Land Use Planning Pilot Project(LUPP).•The band requests in BCR for financial support fromAANDC for the project proposal titled “Designationand Development Planning -Wallace Hill Reserve”•Signed by Chief Jerry F. Sack.
Wallace HillDecember 6, 2012:•Shubenacadie Band Council passes a BCRapproving a Communications Strategy forWallace Hill Development.•Band also requests funding assistance fromAANDC to support the strategy.•Signed by Chief Rufus Copage.
Wallace HillToday•What are your thoughts and ideas fordeveloping Wallace Hill?•What sort of residential and businessdevelopment would you like to see at WallaceHill?