Under the terms of the agreement, responsibility for certain territorial matters was transferred to the new government, including wildlife management, land use planning and development, land taxation and natural resource management. The Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal (TWS), the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC), the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) and the Nunavut Water Board (NWB) were created by section 10 of the NA. The powers, functions, objectives and obligations of the CORN have been set out in Article 12 of the NLCA, while including a commitment to legislate to better define the powers of the NIRB. 3) The NLCA is the largest Aboriginal land claims program in Canadian history The 282-page agreement was ratified in November 1992 and November 9, 1992. In July 1993, the Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in the Law of Canada and the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Region became part of Canadian law. Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) was founded in 1993 to ensure that the promises made in the 41 sections of the NLCA are kept. CONSIDERING that the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Region have claimed an Aboriginal claim to this region because of their traditional and current use and occupation of the lands, waters and land ice contained therein, in accordance with their own customs and practices; The official path to this historic agreement began in 1973 when an in-depth study was launched to document where Inuit lived at the time, where their ancestors lived, how they lived, and how they traveled and hunted in the Canadian Arctic. Polar bears and their habitat are protected in Auyuittuq, Quttinirpaaq, Sirmilik, Ukkusiksalik and Qausuittuq National Parks. Under the Canada National Parks Act, Parks Canada protects important maternal and coastal summer pools in parks and prohibits the harassment and hunting of wildlife by non-Nunavut Inuit. All quotas for the Inuit harvest set out in the Nunavut Agreement apply to national parks. Agreements have been signed between the regional Inuit associations and Parks Canada on the impact and benefits that affect each park and create a framework for the cooperative management of each park. These agreements allow Nunavut Agreement recipients to hunt polar bears in parks in accordance with the rules and quotas established by the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board.
They also include provisions for the emergency killing of polar bears, including prevention and safety, compensation, the impact on Nunavut`s polar bear quota, and the obligation to make reasonable efforts to preserve the skin and flesh from emergency killing for Inuit use. Agreement means the Land Claims Agreement between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Region and Her Majesty the Queen in Law of Canada, signed on May 25, 1993 and submitted to the House of Commons on May 26, 1993 for the Benefit of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and includes all amendments to this Agreement under the Agreement; (Consent) The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement was signed in Iqaluit on May 25, 1993 by representatives of the Tunngavik Federation of Nunavut (now Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated), the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories. This agreement gave the Inuit of the central and eastern Northwest Territories a separate territory called Nunavut. This is the largest Aboriginal land claim settlement in Canadian history.  The NLCA consists of 42 chapters dealing with a wide range of political and environmental rights and concerns, including wildlife management and harvesting rights, land, water and environmental management programs, parks and protected areas, cultural heritage resources, employment and public procurement, and a range of other issues.  The Agreement identifies two areas at the heart of the Agreement: the first area includes the Arctic islands and the eastern Arctic continent, as well as their adjacent marine areas; the second zone includes the Belcher Islands, associated islands and adjacent marine areas.  We discuss significant land claims in Canada in our courses – if you would like to learn more about land claims and their impact on Indigenous advice and engagement, contact us for more information. 2) The NLCA grants ownership of Inuit-owned land of approximately 350,000 square kilometres (out of Nunavut`s total area of 1.9 million square kilometres), of which approximately 35,000 square kilometres contains mineral rights Under the Nunavut Projects Development and Assessment Act, Canada`s remaining legal obligation to enact federal legislation outlining the land use planning and impact assessment processes. Under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, the Nunavut Planning Commission and the Nunavut Impact Review Panel were established in 1996 as institutions of public government. The legislation formally defines these bodies in the legislation and describes in detail the processes under which they will operate.
AND WHEREAS the Parties have negotiated this Land Claims Agreement on the basis of and taking into account the following objectives: The Nunavut Agreement is an agreement between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Region and Her Majesty the Queen under Canadian law. In 1990, the Tunngavik Federation of Nunavut and representatives of the federal and territorial governments signed a land claims agreement-in-principle. This document would establish the boundaries between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In 1993, the Nunavut Agreement was signed and passed by the Parliament of Canada and received Royal Assent. The Nunavut Agreement is the largest land claims agreement in Canadian history, covering 1/5 of Canada`s landmass. The Nunavut Wildlife Act reflects Inuit values and principles and takes into account Inuit Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TCE) or Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). For this reason, the law is particularly relevant to Nunavummiut. The right of Inuit to harvest and access land for harvesting is protected by law. Unlike other parts of Canada, Inuit do not need a licence or beneficiary card to fish for wildlife. The Act also provides for the protection and facilitation of the designation of endangered or threatened species and the provision of special management areas. The Nunavut Agreement is a 1993 agreement between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area (then part of the Northwest Territories) and the Government of Canada, which is governed by the Constitution Act, 1982.