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Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act

Category: Legislation
Date: 1 January 1993
Sub Category:Legislation
Location:Nunavut, Canada
Legal Status: In force
Subject Matter:Native Title | Recognition of Native Title or Traditional Ownership | Native Title | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests
Summary Information:
The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act 1993 ratifies and gives effect to the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement signed on 25 May 1993.
The aims of the Act are to:
1) To provide certainty and to clarify rights of ownership to land, and rights of participation of Inuit;
2) To provide Inuit with wildlife harvesting rights and rights to participate in related decision making;
3) To provide financial compensation and the means to participate in economic opportunities for Inuit; and
4) To encourage self-reliance and the cultural and social well being of Inuit.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
  • Nunavut Political Accord
  • Nunavut Agreement-in-Principle
  • Nunavik Inuit Marine Region Agreement-in-Principle 2002
  • Organisation
  • Tungavik Federation of Nunavut
  • Legislation
  • Nunavut Act 1993
  • People
  • Nunavut Inuit

  • References

    Media Release
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2002) News Release: Offshore Agreement-inPrinciple Signed with Nunavik Inuit
    Resource
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2002) Nunavit Inuit Marine Region Agreement-in-Principle
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2002) Fact Sheet: Nunavik Inuit Marine Region Agreement-in-Principle
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2002) Backgrounder: Nunavit Inuit Marine Region Agreement-in-Principle
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2003) Nunavut
    Mapleleafweb (2002) The History of the Nunavut Inuit
    Indian and Northern Affairs, Canada (1993) Agreement Between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada

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