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Dogrib Comprehensive Land Claim and Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle
|Date:||7 January 2000|
|Sub Category:||Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) (Canada) | Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (Canada)|
|Location:||North Slave region, Northwest Territories, Canada|
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|Subject Matter:||Compensation | Cultural Heritage | Economic Development | Environmental Heritage | Land Settlement | Self Government|
|The Dogrib Comprehensive Land Claim and Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) was signed on the 7 January 2000 by representatives of the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Government of Canada. The AIP brings the Dogrib people closer to achieving self-government and paves the way for the signing of a Final Agreement which is the subject of ongoing negotiations.|
Approximately 3,000 Dogrib live in four communities in the claim area within the North Slave region of the Northwest Territories (NWT). The Dogrib Treaty 11 Council is the fourth Aboriginal group in the NWT to commence land claim negotiations with the federal government, the others being the Inuvialuit (1984), the Gwich'in (1992) and the Sahtu Dene and Metis (1994).
The AIP provides that nothing in the final Dogrib Agreement is to be construed as affecting, recognising or providing any rights for any Aboriginal peoples other than the Dogrib.
The Dogrib people decided to use the word 'Tlicho' which means Dogrib in their language and the final agreement which was initialled by the Chief Negotiators in March 2003 is called the Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement.
|In August 1995 the Canadian Government released a policy that allowed self-government arrangements to be negotiated as part of a comprehensive land claims agreement. In August 1996 the Dogrib Framework Agreement was signed outlining the process, subject matters, scope and parameters for negotiation of the AIP and of a final agreement. Until the final agreement is signed, two interim agreements are in place:|
Prior to signing of the final agreement the boundary lines of the settlement area will be negotiated between the Dogrib people and a number of other First Nation people.
The final Dogrib agreement provides for the following:
|Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2002) Highlights of The Dogrib Agreement-In-Principle|
|Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) (Canada) | Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (Canada) | Self-Government Agreement (Canada)|
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