The present Agreement - made under section 35 of the Constitution of Canada - consists of 22 chapters that exhaustively define Nisga’a rights and responsibilities in relation to land, natural resources, governance, the administration of justice, the environment, taxation and numerous other matters, such as lands, land titles, forest resources, fisheries, wildife and migratory birds, environmental assessment and protection, administration of Justice, transition of the Indian Act.
Implemented by: Nisga'a Final Agreement Act (S.C. 2000, c. 7). (2003-07-02)
Implements: Constitution Act, 1982. (1982-04-17)
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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.