Land Claims Agreements

These terms and conditions apply to transfers made both under a full land exercise contract and in the self-management contract. To date, 26 modern treaties have been concluded between the Crown and Aboriginal peoples, covering more than 40 per cent of Canada`s land mass. Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (1993): Northern Canada – includes the districts of Franklin (central nunavut), Keewatin (south central Nunavut, northwest coast of the Hudson`s Bay Area), Baffin Island (southeastern part of Nunavut) and Ellesmere Island (northern part of Nunavut). Includes (but not limited to) Arctic Bay, Arviat, Baker Lake, Bathurst Inlet, Cambridge Bay, Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert, Cape Dorset, Chesterfield Inlet, Clyde River, Eureka, Gjoa Haven, Grise Fiord, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Kugluktuk, Nanisivik, Pangnirtung, Pelly Bay, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Rankin Inlet, Repulse Bay, Resolute, Sanikiluaq, Taloyoak, Umingmaktok and Whale Cove. Modern treaties define the rights of indigenous peoples` land and resources and aim to improve the social, cultural, political and economic well-being of the indigenous peoples concerned. The Government of Canada and Aboriginal groups are working together to deal with many land disputes through negotiation. These outstanding issues are commonly referred to as earthly claims, but not all are equal and dealt with in different ways. the amount of resources required to implement final agreements in accordance with the implementation agreements and tax financing agreements negotiated by CIRNAC with the contracting parties and approved by Cabinet and/or the Treasury Board. expenditures that are consistent with the recipients` unique and current activities, programs and services, to the extent they are agreed, necessary to meet their obligations under the final agreements, implementation plans and negotiated tax financing agreements. programs and services provided by eligible beneficiaries in accordance with their agreements, contractual agreements or autonomy agreements. The maximum amount to be paid varies each year depending on the levels negotiated between Canada and the eligible recipient. This provision applies to either exceptional or ongoing financing transactions, defined in negotiated final agreements, implementation agreements or financing agreements. The amounts made available do not exceed the existing financial mandates.

The other important feature of self-management agreements is the change in relations between the parties. A new relationship is created, in which Aboriginal signatories form governments themselves. To this end, discussions have been held on the recognition of Aboriginal rights and authoritarian relations, in order to facilitate respectful, reactive and supportive relations and to reach meaningful agreements between Canada and its Aboriginal partners. As a result, the parties to the agreements establish relationships between the government and the government that change their relationships and cooperate.