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Akaitcho Final Agreement

Akaitcho Final Agreement

The Akaitcho government plans to travel to Yellowknife, Lustelk`e and Fort Resolution to hold workshops and discuss the agreement with people. The Dene Yellowknives, part of the Akaitcho process, claimed about 10 square kilometres of land in Yellowknife. Sangris announced the lack of agreement at a council meeting on Monday. The Akaitcho process is expected to result in an agreement in principle at any time that will accelerate the development of the Yellowknife region, which has been linked for years. “There are plots within our communal borders. that the Akaitcho want to be part of the agreement. Once the final agreement is concluded, some of these countries will be examined to determine economic opportunities. Another idea once the process is complete: build a museum, maybe in Yellowknife, all about the denia in the Northwest Territories. On 28 June 2001, an agreement on interim measures was signed, providing for a “pre-screening” procedure enabling the ADFN to examine applications for certain land licences, authorisations and orders. An interim set-aside protocol was concluded in November 2005. On November 2, 2006, the GNWT and ADFN agreed to the temporary removal of Commissioner`s Land`s 1,034 hectares of land in the City of Yellowknife. On November 21, 2007, Canada and the ADFN agreed to the provisional withdrawal of 62,000 km2 of Crown (now territorial) land from the traditional territory claimed by the ADFN.

Some form of agreement has been under negotiation since the early 1990s. Formal negotiations on this special agreement began in September 2001. Like so many things this spring, a long-awaited agreement in principle for the Akaitcho land claims process has been delayed due to COVID-19. Sangris says the next six to eight months will be spent concluding the Akaitcho agreement in principle and that, thereafter, the heads of state and government will work on a final agreement. Sangris informed council members on Monday: “We have about 27 chapters [of an agreement in principle] that have been agreed. We wait for the word OK to say, we have it. “Once the agreement in principle is reached, a final agreement will be the next step. The final agreement will give safety to Akaitcho Dene First Nations as well as Yellowknife residents and business owners, who often seek land for business opportunities for the city`s future development,” City Hall employees wrote. Fred Sangris, former Chief of Ndilo and a negotiator for Yellowknives Dene First Nation, says a much-anticipated Akaitcho settlement agreement could reach a final vote by next year because they are in the “final phase of negotiations.” “We cannot reach an agreement [in principle] without our people,” Betsina said. “Our negotiating team is more or less waiting to meet to inform about our negotiations.” Four land, resource and self-management agreements are currently being negotiated in the Northwest Territories, as well as six autonomous autonomy agreements and two municipalities working on cross-border agreements. .

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