Excerpts from the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement


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22.1.3 Before any oil and gas exploration takes place, the person proposing to explore and the Sahtu Tribal Council* shall consult on the exercise of the person's exploration rights with respect to the matters listed in (a) to (h) below. Similar consultations shall be held before the exercise of a developer's rights to develop or produce.

(a) environmental impact of the activity and mitigative measures;
(b) impact on wildlife harvesting and mitigative measures;
(c) location of camps and facilities and other related site specific planning concerns;
(d) maintenance of public order including liquor and drug control;
(e) employment of participants, business opportunities and contracts, training orientation and counselling for employees who are participants, working conditions and terms of employment;
(f) expansion or termination of activities;
(g) a process for future consultations; and
(h) any other matter of importance to the participants or the person.

Such consultations are not intended to result in any obligations in addition to those required by legislation.

22.2 Interim Measures

22.2.1 (a) Prior to the transfer of jurisdiction described in 22.1.6 [Canada-N.W.T. Northern Accord] any person who proposes to explore for, develop or produce oil and gas on Sahtu lands described in 19.1.2(a) [where the Sahtu are surface owner] shall, in addition to any other obligations under this agreement, submit a benefits plan to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development for approval.

(b) The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development may require that the benefits plan in (a) contain provisions to ensure access to training and employment opportunities and to facilitate participation by the participants [the Sahtu] in the supply of goods and services.

(c) Any person who proposes to explore for, develop or produce oil and gas on Sahtu lands described in 19.1.2(a) shall consult the Sahtu Tribal Council* prior to the submission and during the implementation of the benefits plan.

*The rights granted to the Sahtu Tribal Council pursuant to clauses 22.1.3.and 22.2.1 have been assigned to various corporations. The following are the communities in the Sahtu and corporations that must be consulted on activities near these communities.

Fort Good Hope

Yamoga Lands Corporation
P.O. Box 18
Fort Good Hope NT X0E 0H0

Fort Good Hope Metis Local #54 Land Corporation
General Delivery
Fort Good Hope NT X0E 0Y0

Phone: (867) 598-2519
Fax: (867) 598-2437

Phone: (867) 598-2404
fax: (867) 598-2024

Colville Lake

Ayoni Keh Land Corporation
P.O. Box 43
Colville Lake, NT X0E 1L0

Phone: (867) 709-2700
Fax: (867) 709-2717

Norman Wells

Ernie McDonald Land Corporation
P.O. Box 69
Norman Wells, NT X0E 0V0

Phone (867) 587-2455
Fax: (867) 587-2455


Tulita Land Corporation
P.O. Box 63
Tulita, NT X0E 0K0

Fort Norman Metis Land Corporation
P.O. Box 36
Tulita, NT X0E 0K0

Phone: (867) 588-3341
Fax: (867) 588-3613

Phone: (867) 588-3201
Fax: (867) 588-3806


Déline Land Corporation
P.O. Box 158
Déline, NT X0E 0G0

Phone: (867) 589-3151
Fax: (867) 589-4208