The purpose of the present Act and orders of the Governor in Council made pursuant to this Act is to bring into effect self-government agreements concluded with First Nations. The Act deals, inter alia, with the following issues: First Nations constitutions, First Nations Laws, administration of justice, laws of general application, disposition of reserve lands, transitional provisions. The text consists of 40 sections and 3 Schedules as follows: Yukon First Nations (I); First nations having self-government agreements in effect (II); Legislative powers (III).
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A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867, while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest international border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec.
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