Agreements with First Nations

  • Modern treaties (comprehensive land claims agreements)
  • Other agreements
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  1. Modern treaties (comprehensive land claims agreements)

    Yukon has modern treaties. These agreements outline First Nations governments’ rights to land, self-governance, economic development, resources and much more.

     

    Umbrella Final Agreement

    The Umbrella Final Agreement is a framework for negotiating the individual Final Agreements. It was signed in 1993 by the Government of Canada, the Government of Yukon and the Council of Yukon First Nations.

     

    Final Agreements

    The Final Agreements are constitutionally-protected modern treaties that outline First Nations’ rights within their Traditional Territories. 11 of the 14 Yukon First Nations have Final Agreements with the Government of Canada and Yukon.

    They describe how the federal, territorial and First Nation governments interact with one another, and define First Nations ownership of and decision making powers on Settlement Land. The Final Agreements address heritage, fish, wildlife, natural resources, water, forestry, taxation, financial compensation, economic development and land management.

     

    Self-Government Agreements

    The Self-Government Agreements define First Nations’ self-government powers including law-making, taxation, and programs and services.

    Signing and effective dates

    Below are listed the dates the Final and Self-Government Agreements were signed and when they came into effect.

    Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
    Date of signing: May 29, 1993
    Effective date: February 14, 1995

    First Nation of Na-cho Nyäk Dun
    Date of signing: May 29, 1993
    Effective date: February 14, 1995

    Teslin Tlingit Council
    Date of signing: May 29, 1993
    Effective date: February 14, 1995

    Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
    Date of signing: May 29, 1993
    Effective date: February 14, 1995

    Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation
    Date of signing: July 21, 1997
    Effective date: October 1, 1997

    Selkirk First Nation
    Date of signing: July 21, 1997
    Effective date: October 1, 1997

    Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in
    Date of signing: July 16, 1998
    Effective date: September 15, 1998

    Ta’an Kwäch’än Council
    Date of signing: January 13, 2002
    Effective date: April 1, 2002

    Kluane First Nation
    Date of signing: October 18, 2003
    Effective date: February 2, 2004

    Kwanlin Dün First Nation
    Date of signing: February 19, 2005
    Effective date: April 1, 2005

    Carcross/Tagish First Nation
    Date of signing: October 22, 2005
    Effective date: January 9, 2006

    Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow
    Date presented to federal government: February 14, 1973

    Umbrella Final Agreement
    Date of signing: May 29, 1993

     

    Transboundary treaties

    The Gwich’in and Inuvialuit of the Northwest Territories have land claim agreements that identify their land and rights in Yukon.

  2. Other agreements

    The Government of Yukon negotiates other agreements with First Nation governments, like intergovernmental accords on shared priorities, and agreements related to implementation of the treaties including tax and royalty sharing and administration of justice.

    We are negotiating agreements with Yukon and transboundary First Nations without treaties to clarify our government-to-government relationships and consultation obligations.

  3. ​Find an agreement

    ​Umbrella Final Agreement

    Other agreements

    Carcross/Tagish First Nation

    Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

    Gwich'in

    Inuvialuit

    Kluane First Nation

    Kwanlin Dün First Nation

    Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation

    First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun

    Selkirk First Nation

    Ta'an Kwäch'än Council

    Teslin Tlingit Council

    Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in

    ​Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation