Umbrella Final Agreement between the Government of Canada, The Council for Yukon Indians and the Government of the Yukon

Category: Agreement
Date: 29 May 1993
Sub Category:Template Agreement
Location:Yukon, Canada
Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Compensation | Cultural Heritage | Economic Development | Fishing | Forestry | Land Management | Land Settlement | Land Use | Law - Policy and Justice | Management / Administration | Marine | Mining and Minerals | Oil and Gas | Self Government | Tourism | Water
URL: http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/agr/umb/index_e.html
Summary Information:
The Umbrella Final Agreement between the Government of Canada (represented by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), the Government of the Yukon (represented by the Government Leader), and the Yukon First Nations (represented by the Chairperson of the Council for Yukon Indians) was signed on 29 May 1993. The Agreement provides a framework for the negotiation of agreements between the Government of Canada, the Government of the Yukon and each of the Yukon First Nations and signifies their mutual intention to negotiate Yukon First Nation Final Agreements in accordance with the Umbrella Final Agreement. It contains a commitment by all parties to recognise and protect the way of life of the first nations of the Yukon and to encourage and protect the cultural distinctiveness and social well-being of the First Nations peoples.

Detailed Information:
The Agreement states that all Final Agreements in the Yukon will contain provisions over the following:
o General Provisions relating to the Agreement
o Eligibility and Enrolment in the First Nation
o Reserves and Land Set Aside for the First Nation
o Tenure and Management of Settlement Land
o Access to land
o Expropriation of land
o Surface Rights
o Settlement Land Amount
o Special Management Areas
o Land Use Planning
o Development Assessment
o Heritage
o Water Management
o Definition of Boundaries and Measurement of Areas of Settlement Land
o Fish and Wildlife
o Forest Resources
o Non-Renewable Resources
o Financial Compensation
o Taxation
o Taxation of Settlement Land
o Economic Development Measures
o Resource Royalty Sharing
o Yukon Indian Self-Government
o Transboundary Agreements
o Dispute Resolution
o Yukon Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust
o Implementation and Training for Settlement Implementation

Each final Agreement therefore tailors these provisions to the particular agreed terms reached during negotiations.

Outcomes:
As at July 2008, 11 of the 14 Yukon First Nations had entered into land claims agreements provided for in this Umbrella Agreement (see Mason 2008; Government of Yukon 2008).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Kwanlin Dun First Nation Final Agreement
  • First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Self-Government Agreement
  • Champagne and Aishihik First Nation Self-Government Agreement
  • Kluane First Nation Self-Government Agreement 2003
  • Selkirk First Nation Self-Government Agreement
  • Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Self-Government Agreement
  • Carcross/Tagish First Nation Self-Government Agreement
  • Tr'ondek Hwech'in Self-Government Agreement
  • Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Self-Government Agreement
  • Ta'an Kwach'an Council Self-Government Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Government of Canada - Signatory
  • Government of Yukon - Signatory
  • The Council for Yukon Indians - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    Government of Yukon (2 February 2008) Yukon First Nations Land Claims
    Newspaper Article
    Gary Mason (29 July 2008) Canada can learn from Yukon's unique partnership

    Glossary

    Final Agreement (Canada) | First Nations People of Canada | Template Agreement