The present Agreement is the first combined land, resources and self-government Agreement in the Northwest Territories. Canada, the Government of the Northwest Territories(GNWT) and the Tlicho are Parties to the Agreement. The Agreement provides the Tlicho with ownership of a single block of 39,000 square kilometres of land, including subsurface resources, adjacent to or surrounding the four Tlicho communities. The Agreement also provides for self-government. A regional Tlicho Government was created with law-making authority over Tlicho Citizens in their communities and on their lands. This law-making authority includes aspects of education, adoption, child and family services, training, income support, social housing, and Tlicho language and culture.The text consists of 27 Chapters as follows: Interpretation (1), General provisions (2); Enrolment (3); Ratification Process (4); Implementation (5); Dispute Resolution (6); Tlicho Government (7); Tlicho Community Government (8); Tlicho Community Lands (9); Wildlife Harvesting Rights (10); Wildlife Harvesting Compensation (11); Wildlife Harvesting Management (12); Trees and Forest Management (13); Plants (14); National Parks (15); Protected Areas (16); Heritage Resources (17); Tlicho Lands (18); Access to Tlicho Lands (19); Expropriation of Tlicho Lands (20); Water Rights and Management (21); Land and Water Regulation (22); Subsurface Resources (23); Financial Payments (24); Mineral Royalties (25); Economic Measures (26); Taxation (27).
Implemented by: Tlicho Land Claims and Self-government Agreement Act (S.N.W.T. 2003, c. 28). (2003)
Implemented by: Tlicho Community Government Act (S.N.W.T 2004, c. 7). (2013)
Implemented by: Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Act (S.C. 2005, c. 1). (2014-04-01)
Implements: National Energy Board Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. N-7). (2016-06-19)
Implements: Fisheries Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. F-14). (2016-04-05)
Implements: Canada National Parks Act (S.C. 2000, c. 32). (2017-06-19)
Implements: Canada Petroleum Resources Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. 36) (2nd Supp.). (2016-02-27)
Implements: Territorial Parks Act (R.S.N.W.T. 1988,c.T-4). (2013)
Implements: Indian Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. I-5). (2015-04-02)
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