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The present Agreement is made between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Manitoba, as represented by the Minister of Northern Affairs, and the Split Lake Cree First Nation, as represented by Chief and Council, and the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board. The Agreement provides for the Tataskweyak Cree Nation, among other things, compensation lands, recognition of stewardship and co-management rights over the Split Lake Resource Management Area, compensation for adverse effects, community and economic development support, and recognition of continuing Northern Flood Agreement protection.The text consists of 18 articles as follows: Agreement and Definitions (1); Project Operations and Operating Water Regime (2); Compensation Lands and Easements (3); Permit Lands and Fee Simple Lands (4); Integrated Land Use and Resource Management (5); Environmental Monitoring and Investigation (6); Economic and Social Development (7); Resource Compensation Fund (8); Remedial Works and Measures Account (9); Implementation (10); Indian Moneys (11); Settlement Proceeds and Federal and Provincial Funding and Programming (12); Project Employment (13); Split Lake Cree Distribution Company (14); Reciprocity (15); Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (16); Ratification and Execution (17); General Provisions (18).

Implements: Northern Flood Agreement (1977-12-16)
Implements: Indian Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. I-5). (2015-04-02)

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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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