The present Délįnę Final Self-Government Agreement (FSGA) provides for a combined Aboriginal government with a public government, as well as merging the municipal government and the band council to form a new government structure that will be called the Délįnę Got’įnę Government (DGG). This government is characterized as an "inclusive Aboriginal government" that represents all Délįnę beneficiaries. Beneficiaries in the Sahtu Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement chose to divide the Sahtu Settlement Area into three districts. The Délįnę District includes the community of Délįnę, Great Bear Lake, and the surrounding area. The text consists of 31 chapters as follows: Definitions and interpretation (1); General provisions (2); Government (3); Election (4); Citizenship (5); Kindergarten (6); Early childhood education (7); Adult education, training and post-secondary education (8); Local services (9); Adoption (10); Child and family service (11); Community lands (12); Gaming and gambling (13); Health (14); Social housing (15); Income support (16); Justice (17); Language, culture and spirituality (18); Liquor (19); Marriage (20); Settlements lands (21); Taxation (22); Economic development (23); Trusteeship and guardianship (24); Wills and estates (25); Review and amendment (26); Dispute resolution (27); Financial principles (28); Implementation (29); Transition (30); Ratification (31)
Implemented by: Délîne Final Self-Government Agreement Act (S.N.W.T. 2015, c. 3). (2015)
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Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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