Tripartite Agreement Yukon


Human Resources and Skills Development Canada met with representatives of self-managed Yukon First Nations to reach agreement on the negotiation of labour market programming agreements. The image depicts the twenty-six focal claim agreements, which cover approximately 40 per cent of Canada`s land mass and have been ratified and come into force since the Announcement of the Comprehensive Land Use Policy by the Canadian government in 1973. The agreements presented are: the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, the Northeastern Quebec Agreement, the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, the Gwich`in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, sahtu Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, nunavut Land Claims Agreement, nisga`a Final Agreement, Tlicho Agreement, Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement, Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement, the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement, Westbank First Nation, Sechelt, Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement and the Council for Yukon Indians Umbrella Final Agreement (which includes 11 separate agreements). With respect to Te`mexw, the parties initialled te`mexw`s agreement in principle in June 2014. The agreement in principle is expected to be signed in 2015 and final contract negotiations are expected to begin. Yukon`s Self-Management Agreements provide for continued negotiations on the following issues: the transfer of government responsibility for programs and services (programs and service transfer agreements) to First Nations; and the development of First Nations administration of justice regimes (Administration of Justice Agreements). The Teslin Tlingit Council negotiated an agreement on the administration of justice and began negotiations with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Vuntut Gwitch`in First Nation and Kwanlin Dun First Nation. All self-managed First Nations have negotiated programs and service transfer agreements. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada is pleased to provide the 2011-2012 Annual Report on the Implementation of Claims and Self-Government Agreements in Yukon Country. This report covers 12 months, from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. The implementation of agreements offers opportunities and challenges.

Progress is achieved through a relationship defined by mutual respect and the obligation to respect the commitments set out in the agreements. The two officers currently deployed in the Kwanlin Dün First Nation are now covered by the tripartite agreement and a third will join them in the «near future,» the statement said. This will be the seventh tripartite Memorandum of Understanding on the Partnership for Education signed since 2008. Other MOUs are found in New Brunswick (2008), Manitoba (2009), Alberta (2010), IEP (2010), Saskatchewan with the Saskatoon Tribal Council (2010) and Quebec with the First Nations Education Council (2012). These complement existing educational partnerships in Nova Scotia (1997) and British Columbia (1999). Comprehensive land rights agreements and self-government agreements are complex documents. They contain objectives and obligations that concern many different jurisdictions. During the negotiation phase, the signatories cooperate in good faith to develop a clear agreement, reflecting common objectives and respecting commitments and practice in the current legislative and political landscape. . . .