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Akaitcho Treaty 8 Framework Agreement 2000

Category: Agreement
Date: 25 July 2000
Sub Category:Framework Agreement (Canada) | Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (Canada)
Location:Deninu Kue, Northwest Territories, Canada
Subject Matter:Economic Development | Health and Community Services | Land Management | Self Government | Education | Compensation
URL: http://nwt-tno.inac-ainc.gc.ca/pdf/akaitcho_framework.pdf
Summary Information:
The Akaitcho Treaty 8 Framework Agreement (the Framework Agreement) was signed by the Northwest Territories Treaty 8 Tribal Corporation (representing the Akaitcho First Nations), the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada on 25 July 2000. This date is the centenary anniversary of Treaty 8 concluded in 1900 by the Akaitcho Chiefs from Welecheh (North Slave), Tahche (East Arm) and Deh Chah (South Slave) and the Crown. The Framework Agreement reconfirms the Parties' commitment to Treaty 8, some provisions of which were not implemented. The governments have agreed to resolve outstanding land, resource and governance issues via the process of negotiation. The Framework Agreement is the first stage of the negotiation process which defines the subject matters, process and timetable for reaching an Agreement-in-Principle.
Detailed Information:
The Framework Agreement recognises the 'importance of negotiating with Aboriginal Peoples [and] respecting their rights to land and resources'. It reaffirms existing Aboriginal, treaty and self-government rights of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. The purpose of the Framework Agreement is to guide the negotiation of the Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) which will in turn establish the schedule and process for the Akaitcho Agreement. The objective of the negotiations is to complete the Akaitcho Agreement which will contain governance arrangements and land and resources provisions. The subject matters for negotiation include:

  • Economic measures;
  • Financial payments and transfer arrangements;
  • Resources revenue sharing;
  • Lands and waters;
  • Wildlife harvesting;
  • Boundary and overlap issues of Akaitcho territory;
  • Parks and conservation areas;
  • Governance;
  • Administration of justice;
  • Education, health and housing;
  • Public works;
  • Taxation; and
  • Review, amendment and implementation.

    The Framework Agreement constitutes a commitment by all Parties to negotiate in good faith with the intention of reaching an agreement. The Framework Agreement also establishes a schedule to complete the Akaitcho AIP no later than 36 months after the approval by the Parties of the Framework Agreement. A negotiation process is set out in detail along with an approval process for the AIP and the Akaitcho Agreement. Information regarding the status, aims, objectives and progress of the negotiations is to be made available to the public. Canada is to provide funding for the negotiation of the AIP and the Akaitcho Agreement. Any amendments may be made with the written consent of the parties.

  • Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Akaitcho/Tlicho Overlap Agreement
  • Akaitcho Interim Measures Agreement 2001
  • Political Accord between Akaitcho Territory Dene First Nations and Government of the Northwest Territories 2000
  • Treaty No 8
  • Organisation
  • NWT Treaty 8 Tribal Corporation - Aboriginal Representative Party
  • Government of Canada - Signatory
  • Government of the Northwest Territories - Signatory
  • Yellowknives Dene First Nation
  • Lutsel K'e Dene Band
  • Akaitcho Territory Government
  • Ndilo Band Council
  • People
  • Akaitcho Territory Dene First Nations - Signatory
  • Deninu Kue First Nation
  • Dettah Band

  • References

    Book Chapter
    Palmer, L, Tehan, M, (2006) ‘Anchored to the land’: Asserting and Recognising Aboriginal Jurisdiction in the Northwest Territories', in Langton, Mazel, Palmer, Shain, Tehan (eds), Settling with Indigenous People: Modern treaty and agreement-making (The Federation Press, 2006).
    Resource
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2000) Akaitcho Treaty 8 Framework Agreement
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2000) Backgrounder: Stages of Present Negotiations among Akaitcho Dene First Nations, Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2000) Akaitcho Treaty 8 Framework Agreement Signed
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2000) Akaitcho Territory Dene First Nations Framework Agreement Signing Ceremony
    Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs - Government of the Northwest Territories (2001) Akaitcho Interim Measures Agreement
    Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs - Government of the Northwest Territories (2000) Political Accord between Akaitcho Territory Dene First Nations and Government of the Northwest Territories
    Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs - Government of the Northwest Territories (2000) Minister's Statement
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1899) Treaty No 8

    Glossary

    Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (Canada) | Framework Agreement (Canada)

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