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Tlicho Government

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Canadian Aboriginal Government
Location:Northwest Territories, Canada
Subject Matter:Self Government
Summary Information:
The Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement (the Tlicho Agreement) provides for the creation of the Tlicho Government (Chapter 7). The Tlicho Government will come into being once the Tlicho Agreement comes into effect which is directly upon legislation being passed by the governments of both Canada and the Northwest Territories. On that date the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council, together with the Dog Rib Rae band, the Whati First Nation band, the Gameti First Nation band and the Dechi Laot'i First Nations band will be replaced by the Tlicho Government.

The Tlicho Government is a legal entity and has powers to pass and enforce its own wide range of laws. It can own resources, receive tax revenues and protect resources as well as the Tlicho language and culture, heritage and wildlife. The Tlicho people also have their own Constitution which comes into effect when the Tlicho Government takes over. The Constitution sets out the rights and freedoms of Tlicho citizens and provides the rules for the election of the Tlicho Government and for keeping the Government accountable.

The Tlicho Government must be made up of at least a Grand Chief who is elected by Tlicho citizens, the Chief of each Tlicho community government and one representative of each Tlicho community who is elected by the residents of that community.

Under an Intergovernmental Services Agreement, services such as health, education, welfare, family and social services will continue to be provided by Canada and the Northwest Territories.

A separate Financing Agreement will be entered into relating to the money required to run the Tlicho Government, its programs and services. This Financing Agreement is not part of the Agreement but will legally bind the Canadian Government and the Tlicho Government.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement
  • Tlicho Intergovernmental Services Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Dogrib First Nation Government - Later known as
  • Dogrib Treaty 11 Council
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of the Northwest Territories
  • Aboriginal Summit
  • Legislation
  • Tlicho Constitution
  • People
  • Dogrib Indians

  • References

    Resource
    Dogrib Treaty 11 Council/Tlicho First Nation Tlicho Agreement Implementation Plan
    Dogrib Treaty 11 Council/Tlicho First Nation Tlicho Financing Agreement
    Dogrib Treaty 11 Council/Tlicho First Nations Tlicho Intergovernmental Services Agreement
    Dogrib Treaty 11 Council/Tlicho First Nations Tlicho Constitution

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    Canadian Aboriginal Government

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