Jurisdictional responsibilities for land resources, land use and development in the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories - Northwest Territories First Nations settlement areas
Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Ottawa : Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1998.
21 p. : 2 maps ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 51516 describes the French version of this document.
Book one: Yukon First Nations settlement areas (ASTIS record 44414) - Book two: Yukon Transboundary Agreement lands (44416) - Book three: Yukon Inuvialuit Settlement Region lands (44417) - Book four: Other Yukon Territory federal lands (44418) - Book one: Northwest Territories First Nations settlement areas (51509) - Book two: Northwest Territories Inuvialuit Settlement Region lands (51511) - Book three: Northwest Territories Nunavut settlement area lands (51512) - Book four: Other Northwest Territories federal lands (51514) - Appendix A: Relevant agreements and legislation (44419).
Print version indexed; PDF file does not have the same title page or layout.
ASTIS record 51509.
Dramatic changes have occurred over the past fifteen years in the jurisdictional framework for land resources, land use and development in the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories. These changes are primarily a result of: federal legislation revisions; the impending creation of Nunavut; the finalization of Aboriginal land claim agreements; and the devolution of responsibilities from the federal to the territorial governments. ... Jurisdictional responsibilities are described in this document as of August 31, 1996 for land resources, land use and development within the territories concerning: federal lands; and land confirmed for Aboriginal groups under land claim agreement settlement legislation. ... In each chapter [i.e., eight books: four covering the Yukon Territory and four covering the N.W.T.], the jurisdictional regime for a particular geographic region is described, based on territory, then on the land claim agreements.
... Each chapter dealing with land claim settlement areas, begins with a section on the settlement agreement. This section also describes the roles of administrative bodies (such as surface rights boards) established through the settlement agreements. The second section of each chapter provides an overview of the region's general jurisdictional categories based on federal and Aboriginal land ownership. For example, there are three categories of land in the Yukon First Nation settlement areas in the Yukon Territory: 1. Settlement Lands to which the First Nations received title under their Land Claim Settlement Agreements; 2 Reserves under the Indian Act; and 3. Federal lands. The remainder of each chapter analyses each region's land ownership categories. For the categories relating to settlement lands and federal lands, the jurisdictional regime is discussed under the following headings: Land Ownership; Land Use; General Access Rights;
Non-Renewable Resources; Forestry and Plants; Water Use and Waste Deposit; Fish and Wildlife; Environmental Assessment; and Economic Development. ... This chapter [Book one - N.W.T.] describes that portion of the Northwest Territories covering areas claimed by Aboriginal peoples other than the Inuvialuit and the Inuit of Nunavut. This area is generally: bounded on the west by the Yukon First Nation settlement areas and the Gwich'in Yukon Transboundary Agreement settlement area; bounded on the south by the British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan borders and the boundaries of Wood Buffalo National Park; bounded on the east and north by the Nunavut Settlement Area; and bounded on the north by the Inuvialuit Settlement Area. Five Aboriginal land claim regions are found in this area: the Gwich'in, the Sahtu, the Deh Cho, the North Slave, and the South Slave. Of these, only the Gwich'in, the Sahtu Dene and Métis First Nations have final settlement
agreements. The rest of the area remains primarily federal lands, and jurisdictional responsibilities are unchanged to date. Agreements and legislation are current as of August 31, 1996. ...