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Labrador Inuit Land Claims Framework Agreement 1990

Category: Agreement
Date: 30 November 1990
Sub Category:Framework Agreement (Canada) | Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (Canada)
Location:Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Subject Matter:Compensation | Cultural Heritage | Economic Development | Education | Environmental Heritage | Health and Community Services | Land Management | Land Transaction | Mining and Minerals | Self Government | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Land Settlement
Summary Information:
The Labrador Inuit Land Claims Framework Agreement was signed by the Labrador Inuit Association (LIA), the Canadian Government, and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on 30 November 1990. It sets out the details of the land claim's negotiation agenda, process and timetable. The Framework Agreement thus paved the way for negotiation of an Agreement-in-Principle (signed in 2001) and ultimately a Final Agreement (signed in 2003). The Labrador Inuit Land Claim was first submitted in 1977, four years after the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Calder's case which recognised the existence of Aboriginal title in Canada and after which the federal Comprehensive Claims Policy was established. Comprehensive claims constitute contemporary treaties between Aboriginal groups, the Government of Canada, and the relevant province or territory. They are constitutionally protected. The LIA comprehensive land claim is based on traditional and continuing use by the Inuit of the coastline and parts of the interior of Northern Labrador, and seeks to achieve certainty with respect to land and resource use, as well as self-government arrangements.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement 2003
  • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement-in-Principle 2001
  • Nunavik Inuit Marine Region Agreement-in-Principle 2002
  • Voisey's Bay Interim Measures Agreement 2002
  • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Interim Measures Agreement 2001
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Interim Measures Related to the Proposed Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve 2000
  • Organisation
  • Government of Canada - Signatory
  • Labrador Inuit Association - Signatory
  • Nunatsiavut Government - Signatory
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Labrador Inuit Constitution
  • Labrador Inuit Constitution
  • People
  • Inuit of Canada
  • Labrador Inuit
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Labrador Innu Comprehensive Healing Strategy 2001

  • References

    Resource
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2001) Backgrounder: The Labrador Inuit Comprehensive Claim
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2004) Information Update: Progress on the Implementation of the Labrador Innu Comprehensive Healing Strategy
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs (2003) Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (2001) Voisey's Bay Interim Measures Agreement
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs (2001) Labrador Inuit Land Claims Interim Measures Agreement
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (2000) News Release: Agreement Helps Pave Way for Torngat Mountains National Park
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (2003) Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement
    Resource Section
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs (2003) Labrador Inuit Land Claims - Milestones

    Glossary

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

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