06 Okt Self-Government Agreement-In-Principle For The Sahtu Dene And Metis Of Norman Wells
All municipalities are currently involved in self-management negotiation processes with Canada and the GNWT. Self-management agreements are covered by the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, signed in 1993, which paved the way for the continuation of self-management agreements in Sahtu communities such as Deline, Norman Wells, Colville Lake, Fort Good Hope and Tulita. “When we began these self-management negotiations with Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories in 2007, our goal was to ensure that the rights of the Sahtu Dene and Metis of Norman Wells were preserved and protected for future generations. We traveled many, many kilometers on this trip. This agreement is an important stone of this journey. The Tłegǫ`hłıepar Got`ıeparnę government will give Norman Wells` dene and metis a right of scrutiny over the issues that concern them today, tomorrow and the future. We look forward to working with Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories, from government to government, to achieve this goal.” Thank you, Mahsi Cho. There are currently two self-management agreements in the Northwest Territories, including the Tlicho Agreement, signed in 2005, and the Final Agreement on Self-Government, signed in 2015. NORMAN WELLS, NT, Aug. 28, 2018 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is committed to promoting self-determination with Indigenous peoples in a way that reflects the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership. To this end, the Government of Canada, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and Norman Wells` Sahtu Dene and Metis have taken an important step toward self-management that will give Norman Wells` Sahtu Dene and Metis the power to make their own decisions on internal and integral matters of their community and beneficiaries.
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