Sahtu Dene Land Claim Agreement

Volume 2 contains descriptions of the lands that will be transferred to the Sahtu Dene and Métis to become Sahtu countries. The Sahtu Dene and Metis received a tax-free payment of $75 million ($1990) over a 15-year period. Under the agreement, you will receive a share of the annual resources generated by the Development of the Mackenzie Valley, including a share of Norman Wells` oil and gas licences. The Sahtu Dene Council must be consulted before surfaces are developed for oil or gas exploration, development or production; and before any mineral exploration that requires a land use permit or water permit. In 2014, the municipality of Deline was the first autonomous administration. Deline took more than a decade of agreement in principle to reach a final agreement. The final agreement will give the Norman Wells Dene and Métis “greater control over decisions that influence their daily lives” and describe how the new autonomy will work with both territorial and federal governments, as outlined in a Wednesday press release. The Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement signed in September 1993 by Pauline Browes, then Canada`s Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, the Chiefs of the Sahtu First Nations and the Presidents of the Métis Councils, which marked the resolution of Sahtu Dene and Metis` claims to Sahtu territory in the Territories of Northwest Canada. The land acquisition contract came into effect on June 23, 1994. [1] This agreement is a treaty protected by Section 35 of the Constitution of Canada. (g) Sahtu Dene and Metis have the right to participate in decision-making on the exploitation, management and conservation of land, water and resources; (e) to bring specific benefits to The Sahtu Dene and Metis, including financial compensation, agricultural benefits and other economic benefits; Other Métis groups in Canada have signed regional agreements that provide a degree of local autonomy, such as the Métis Nation of Alberta, recognized by the province in 1989 for eight local Métis governments. We have included the general land claim objectives and Chapter 13 on this page for the simple reference.

4. Can the Sahtu Dene and Métis self-government? Yes, Chapter 5 of the CMCSC provides that the government and the Sahtu Dene and Métis can negotiate autonomy agreements that are consistent with their particular circumstances and in accordance with the Constitution of Canada. The SElf government`s negotiations are in line with the desire of Sahtu Dene and Métis for autonomy as close to the community level as possible. A law approving, effect and validity of an agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in Canadian law and the Dene of Colville Lake, Déline, Fort Good Hope and Fort Norman and the Metis of Fort Good Hope, Fort Norman and Norman Wells, represented by the Sahtu Tribal Council, and to amend another act in July 1993 , the Sahtu Dene and Métis voted to adopt the Sahtu Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (SDMCLCA.) The agreement was signed in Tulita on September 6, 1993, following ratification by the Sahtu Dene and Métis and the approval of the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest.

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