The Sahtu Dene and Metis received a tax-free payment of $75 million ($1990) over a 15-year period. Under the agreement, you will receive a share of the annual resources generated by the Development of the Mackenzie Valley, including a share of Norman Wells` oil and gas licences. The Sahtu Dene Council must be consulted before surfaces are developed for oil or gas exploration, development or production; and before any mineral exploration that requires a land use permit or water permit. Self-management agreements are covered by the 1993 Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim agreement, which paved the way for the continuation of self-management agreements in sahtu municipalities such as Deline, Norman Wells, Colville Lake, Fort Good Hope and Tulita. 4. Can the Sahtu Dene and Métis self-government? Yes, Chapter 5 of the CMCSC provides that the government and the Sahtu Dene and Métis can negotiate autonomy agreements that are consistent with their particular circumstances and in accordance with the Constitution of Canada. The SElf government`s negotiations are in line with the desire of Sahtu Dene and Métis for autonomy as close to the community level as possible. The agreement in principle is not legally binding; it is a basis for negotiating a final agreement. CBC has not yet seen the text of the agreement in principle because it will negotiate.
“This agreement is in principle an important step,” McLeod told a crowd in the Royal Canadian Legion in the community on Wednesday. “Today`s milestone and achievement is something that should be celebrated by all northern Europeans.” As part of the FSGA negotiations, the parties will negotiate other important agreements and plans, including: 3. What land rights and benefits and resources have the Sahtu received under the CMCS? The Sahtu Dene and Métis received a single paid title on 41,437 square kilometres of land in the NWT. The Sahtu Dene and Métis also own 1,813 km2 of basement, including mines and minerals, that can occur on or under these areas. In addition, the Sahtu Dene and Métis received US$130 million paid over 15 years and an annual share of mineral royalties generated by resource production in the Mackenzie Valley. 1.1.1 The Sahtu Dene and Metis, as well as Canada, negotiated this agreement to achieve these goals: the ISS has no country. Ownership of all dwelling areas outside the municipalities must be owned by the regional companies located in the three districts of Deline, Tulita and K`ahsho Got`ine within the meaning of Chapter 19 of the agreement and the designated Sahtu organization. Responsibility for the ownership and management of these lands therefore rests with the three district base companies on behalf of the participants in the field.
The agreement provides for the recognition of 41,437 km2 of land in the Mackenzie River Valley.