Yukon First Nations Agreements

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. Negotiations resumed in the late 1980s and culminated in 1990 with the final umbrella agreement (UFA). The UFA serves as a framework or presentation of individual agreements with each of yukon`s 14 federally recognized First Nations. It was signed in 1993 and the four First Nations ratified their focal claim agreements in 1995. To date (January 2016), eleven of the 14 First Nations have signed and ratified an agreement. Currently, white River First Nation, Liard First Nation and Ross River Dena Council are not negotiating. They remain Indian groups under the Federal Indian Act.

[2] (2) An order of approval of a final agreement or cross-border agreement is submitted to the House of Commons one of the first thirty days that this assembly meets according to order. 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; 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. 7 For better security, a first nation for which a final agreement is in force has the rights, titles, commitments and commitments relating to the dwelling areas provided for in the final agreement. 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) 4. In the event of conflict or inconsistency between the provisions of the framework agreement contained in a final agreement in force and the provisions of the final agreement specific to the First Nation, the provisions of the framework agreement are given priority or coordinated. Legislation to approve, enforce and explain valid land claims between Her Majesty the Queen under Canadian law, the Yukon Government and certain Yukon First Nations, for the approval, execution and declaration of other valid land claims after this Act comes into force and to subsequently amend the other Acts 4 All subsequent final legal agreements between Her Majesty , the Government of the Yukon Territory and The First Nation of Canada, signed on May 29, 1993, is approved, effective and declared valid: finally, Smith marks an update on privatized research on progress in the Yukon. He says Yukon First Nations are going to do research, but it needs to benefit their own communities rather than outside.