The Sahtu Dene and Metis and Canada have negotiated this Agreement in order to meet the following objectives: a) to provide for certainty and clarity of rights to ownership and use of land and resources; b) to provide the specific rights and benefits in this agreement in exchange for the relinquishment by the Sahtu Dene and Metis of certain rights claimed in any part of Canada by treaty or otherwise; c) to recognize and encourage the way of life of the Sahtu Dene and Metis which is based on the cultural and economic relationship between them and the land; d) to encourage the self-sufficiency of the Sahtu Dene and Metis and to enhance their ability to participate fully in all aspects of the economy; e) to provide the Sahtu Dene and Metis with specific benefits, including financial compensation, land and other economic benefits; f) to provide the Sahtu Dene and Metis with wildlife harvesting rights and the right to participate in decision making concerning wildlife harvesting and management; g) to provide the Sahtu Dene and Metis the right to participate in decision making concerning the use, management and conservation of land, water and resources; h) to protect and conserve the wildlife and environment of the settlement area for present and future generations; and i) to ensure the Sahtu Dene and Metis the opportunity to negotiate self-government agreements.The text consists of 29 Sections as follows: Objectives (1); Definitions (2); General provisions (3); Eligibility and enrolment (4); Self-government (5); Dispute resolution (6); Sahtu Organizations (7); Financial payments (8); Normal wells proven area (9); Resource royalties (10; Tazation (11); Economic measures (12); Wildlife harvesting and management (13); Forestry (14); Plants (15); National parks (16); Protected areas (17); harvesting compensation (18); Sahtu lands (19); Water rights and management (20); Access (21); Subsurface resources (22); Sahtu municipal lands (23); Expropriation of settlement lands (24); Land and water regulation (25); heritage resources (26); Surface Rights Board (27); Other aboriginal claims (28); Implementation (29).
Implemented by: Sahtu Dene and Metis Land Claim Settlement Act (S.C. 1994, c. 27). (2016-07-07)
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