The Yukon Dispute Resolution Board provides a comprehensive dispute resolution process to resolve disputes which arise out of the interpretation, administration or implementation of settlement agreements or settlement legislation. In particular, the Board facilitates the out-of-court resolution of disputes in a non-adversarial and informal atmosphere. The decision of an arbitrator “...under 26.7.5 is not subject to appeal or to judicial review in any court except on the ground that the arbitrator...acted beyond or refused to exercise jurisdiction” (26.8.1). In such a case, an appeal would be within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Yukon.
The Board was created under Chapter 26 of the Umbrella Final Agreement and Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act.
The Government of Canada (GoC), the Government of Yukon (GY) and the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) jointly appoint three persons to the Dispute Resolution Board. If the Parties cannot agree on the membership of the Board, the CYFN shall appoint one member, the GoC and the GY shall jointly appoint one member and the appointed members shall jointly select the third member who shall be the Chair of the Board.