A number of agreements have been reached with the Dene, Métis and Inuvialuit since negotiations began in 1975 to settle outstanding land and resources agreements and fulfill outstanding obligations under Treaties 8 and 11. The federal Inherent Right Policy was adopted in 1995, setting the stage for self-government negotiations in Canada and the NWT.
Aboriginal rights negotiations in the NWT are guided by a framework that includes the federal Inherent Right Policy, Comprehensive Land Claims Policy, and Specific Claims Policy. Negotiations are also guided by precedent found in completed NWT final agreements and agreements-in-principle. In addition, GNWT participation is informed by the Key Features of Western NWT Society (tabled in the Legislative Assembly in September 1998), the GNWT's Aboriginal Land Claims Policy, and negotiating mandates.
Settled Agreements can be divided into three categories:
Settled Agreements - Northwest Territories (NWT)