Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Agreement on Lands and Resources Management

February 27, 2014
Agreements

The Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Agreement on Lands and Resources Management  was signed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Northwest Territory Métis Nation, Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, Gwich’in Tribal Council, and Tłįchǫ Government on February 27, 2014.
 
The Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Agreement on Lands and Resources Management establishes a new relationship among the GNWT and participating Aboriginal governments in the territory.  It creates an Intergovernmental Council to facilitate cooperation and coordination among northern leaders on land and resource management across regions, while respecting the authority of each government in its respective jurisdiction.  Through this council, northern governments can find efficiencies and work together to ensure land and resource management policies and practices are economically robust, mutually supportive and reflect north priorities like sustainable land use and environmental protection.