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Negotiation Framework Agreement on the Amalgamation of Certain Institutions and the Creation of a New Form of Government in Nunavik 2003
|Sub Category:||Framework Agreement (Canada) | Self-Government Agreement (Canada)|
|Location:||Nunavik, Northern Quebec, Canada|
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|Subject Matter:||Self Government|
|The Nunavik Self-Government Negotiation Framework Agreement (the Framework Agreement) was signed by the Makivik Corporation, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Quebec on 26 June 2003. It signals the commencement of negotiations towards the establishment of a process to create a new form of government in Nunavik, and reflects the commitment of the Parties to the Inherent Right of Self-Government Policy. The objectives of the Framework Agreement are to:|
|The overriding principles of the Framework Agreement and any complementary agreements for the creation of the new form of government in Nunavik, are to be consistent with the following principles:|
The negotiation process
The Parties agree to ensure that appropriately mandated negotiators are appointed for each phase of the negotiations. The negotiators will develop a comprehensive work plan which is to include a negotiation schedule, target dates and outputs. The cost of negotiations by Makivik is to be shared by Makivik, Quebec and Canada. The Parties agree to work cooperatively to clarify and respond to each Party's interests and positions.
Subject matters for negotiation
The Framework Agreement also sets out the subjects for negotiation. These include:
Consultation and communications strategy
The Framework Agreement also sets out requirements for a consultation process with Aboriginal groups which have rights under the JBNQA and the NEQA. In addition, the Parties are to develop a public information program regarding the negotiation process. Upon concluding an Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) and Final Agreement, the Parties will make their negotiating terms available to assist with communication and explanation of the content and intent of those agreements to the residents and organisations of Nunavik and the Governments of Canada and Quebec.
Implementation, approval, interpretation and amendment
The Parties are required to prepare an implementation plan prior to the ratification of the Final Agreement. The AIP and Final Agreement will be subject to ratification by the Governments of Canada and Quebec and the residents of Nunavik. The Framework Agreement may be amended by mutual consent of the Parties. It does not constitute a treaty or agreement under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, and does not create legal obligations binding on the Parties. Any such obligations will be set out in the Final Agreement. A party may terminate or suspend negotiations of the AIP or Final Agreement, for cause, by written notice.
|Secrétariat aux Affaires Autochtones du Québec (2003) Negotiation Framework Agreement on the Amalgamation of Certain Institutions and the Creation of a New Form of Government in Nunavik|
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