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Gwich’in evicts N.W.T. gov’t from land after remediation debacle – CBC

Territorial gov’t told to remediate land several times, including by other gov’t departments Jul 06, 2017 After several warnings, the Gwich’in Tribal Council is evicting the Government of the Northwest Territories from a patch of land on the Dempster Highway after the territorial government failed to clean up after itself. The N.W.T. Department of Environment […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 201715 Views

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Kaska Dena Council asking federal gov’t for $1.5B land claim payout – CBC

Would be largest land claim payout in Canadian history, dwarfing Nunavut land claim June 15, 2017 The Kaska Dena Council is asking the federal government for what would be the largest land claim payout in Canadian history: $1.5 billion. The group wants the money paid out as a lump sum, unlike most land claims which are paid […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201717 Views

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New land claims offers provide flexibility to reach final agreements

YELLOWKNIFE (May 26, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod announced today that government negotiators have new land claim offers to both the Akaitcho Dene First Nation (ADFN) and the Northwest Territory Métis Nation (NWTMN) that incorporate recommendations from the Ministerial Special Representative, Tom Isaac. The two offers provide for flexibility so that the priorities of all […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 201734 Views

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Government of Yukon extends staking prohibition for Kaska asserted traditional territory

April 28, 2017 The Government of Yukon has extended the prohibition of mineral staking in the Kaska asserted traditional territory outside the Ross River Area until April 30, 2018. Extending the mineral staking prohibition will provide the Government of Yukon and Kaska governments more time to adequately address the mineral declarations stemming from the Kaska […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 201735 Views

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Video: Why have a survey done on First Nations land?

Have a look!  Here is a great video on the many reasons for surveys on First Nations land, by Canada Land Surveyors. Please take a moment to watch this informative video by clicking here! NT5

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201726 Views

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21 Additional First Nations welcomed as Signatories to the Framework Agreement

(April 21, 2017) On behalf of the Lands Advisory Board, and the Framework Agreement Signatory First Nations, and with the full support of Canada, we are delighted to welcome the following 21 new signatory nations to the Framework Agreement. This brings the total number of Framework Agreement Signatory First Nations to 148. This year the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201746 Views

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Thomas Isaac’s Report on NWT Aboriginal Land Claims and Negotiations Released

VANCOUVER, April 11, 2017 – On April 6, 2017, the Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories released a report by Cassels Brock partner Thomas Isaac on Aboriginal land claims negotiations in the Southeast Northwest Territories. The report is titled: “A Path to Reconciliation: Report of the Minister’s Special Representative Regarding Aboriginal Claims and Negotiations in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201744 Views

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Federal land claims report ‘day of victory’ for North Slave Métis Alliance, says prez – CBC

Report recommends that language used in agreement-in-principle be reconsidered to not affect Indigenous rights Apr 07, 2017 The North Slave Métis Alliance is ecstatic over a new federal report regarding the progress of land claims in the Northwest Territories. While the alliance does not have a seat at any of the land claim negotiations, the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 201748 Views

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New reports provide paths forward on outstanding land claims in Northwest Territories

April 6, 2017   Ottawa,ON  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The settlement of land claims is key to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Canada and creates the foundation for social development and economic growth that can generate benefits for Indigenous people and all Canadians. Yesterday, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201751 Views

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LABRC: Questions about Surveys on First Nations Lands? Download some answers now!

Is there any continuing federal responsibility for First Nations lands? Canada will continue to hold title to First Nation land, although Canada will have no management authority over the land. The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development will no longer be involved in the management of the First Nation’s reserve lands. Who is liable […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201749 Views

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