Canada has age-old obligations to provide land to First Nations under treaties that are constitutionally protected. 4.58 Recommendation. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada should develop and implement an action plan out how it plans to convert the land to reserve status. In the plan, the ministry should clearly indicate its next steps, responsibilities and timelines for each selection of countries to be converted to reserve status. The action plan should contain details on 4.38 Annex 4.4 summarizes our assessment of the Department`s progress in implementing our 2005 recommendations on the conversion of lands to reserves. 4.42 Data collection. In 2005, we also recommended that the Ministry improve its data collection and sharing functions for land selection files. .