Yukon First Nations Final Agreements

17 The Governor of the Council may adopt the ordinances and regulations necessary to implement a final agreement or an applicable cross-border agreement. 13 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and 3, federal and territorial laws, including the Yukon First Nations Self-Government Act, apply to a first nation subject to final agreement, persons registered under such an agreement, and first nation colonizing countries. CONSIDERING that the Government of Canada has committed to recommending to Parliament the adoption of legislation for the approval, implementation and declaration of valid final and cross-border agreements; 2. To achieve its objectives, a Renewable Resources Council, established as part of a final agreement in force, has the capacity, rights, powers and privileges of a natural person. Any land agreement is accompanied by a self-management agreement that gives First Nations the right to legislate in a number of areas. These agreements give First Nations the power to control and direct their own affairs and outline a First Nation`s ability to assume responsibility for providing programs or services to its citizens. [8] CONSIDERING that agreements may be reached on Aboriginal rights on land in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories by persons registered under final agreements, as well as on Aboriginal rights to Yukon land by specific persons outside that area; The cross-border agreement refers to a cross-border agreement within the meaning of the final agreements and contains all the changes made to it from time to time in accordance with its provisions; (cross-border accordion) (5) In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, as concluded on 31 March 1993, and a final agreement or cross-border agreement in force, the Inuvialuit Final Agreement is applicable to the extent of conflict or inconsistency. Yukon`s first step was the negotiation and signing of a comprehensive framework called the Umbrella Final Agreement (UFU). This framework was signed in 1993 by the governments of Canada and Yukon and the Yukon Indian Council (now the Yukon Council of First Nations).

The UFA then served as the basis for the final agreements signed with the various First Nations. CONSIDERING that Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation, Teslin Tlingit Council and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation have each reached a final agreement with Her Majesty and the Government of the Yukon Territory, including the provisions of the framework agreement and with specific provisions for each First Nation; Unlike most other Canadian foeal claims that apply only to status Indians, Yukon First Nations insisted that the agreements involve all those they considered to be part of their nation, whether they were recognized as status Indians or not under federal government rules. In 1973, the Yukon Indian Brotherhood and the Yukon Association of Non-Status Indians founded the Yukon Indian Council (YC) to negotiate a land agreement. The two organizations and the Council merged in 1980 as the Council for Yukon Indians. In 1995, CYI was renamed the Yukon First Nations Council.