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The present Agreement between the Miawpukek First Nation and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador establishes the framework of a modern First Nation Government forming the basis for negotiating the Final Agreement. In particular, the Agreement provides for the power to enact laws of a local or private nature on settlement land and for many aspects of the citizens' lives (marriage, adoption, education, administration of estates, etc.).The text consists of 26 chapters as follows: Definitions and interpretations (1); General principles (2); Relationship of laws (3); Structures and Procedures of Miawpukek First Nation Government (4); Membership (5); Culture and language (6); Archaeology (6A); Education (7); Health (8); Child and family services (9); Adoption (10); Performance of marriage (11); Income support (12); Wills and estates (13); Miawpukek First Nation Lands and Land Management (14); Resource management (15); Environmental protection and environmental assessment (16); Licensing, Regulation and Operation Of Businesses (17); Traffic and transportation (18); Public Works, Community Infrastructure And Local Services (19); Alcoholic beverages (20); Administration of justice (21); Taxation (22); Financial arrangements (23); Transition (24); Dispute resolution (25); Implementation (26).

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Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada


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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