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Closing date ___ 2004

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby calls for the submission of bids in respect of ___ parcels comprising the following lands located in the area of the :

PARCEL ( ____hectares )
Issuance Fee = $_____
Latitude Longitude Portion

1. Acceptance and Agreement

- Canada Petroleum Resources Act s.s. 24.1

Any submission of a bid in response to a Call for Bids shall be made on the understanding that the terms and conditions as contained herein are accepted and agreed to by the bidder. Such understanding shall include the acceptance of and agreement with the terms and conditions contained within the form of the Exploration Licence and with the Benefits Statement of Principles, copies of which are available by request or by downloading from our website.

2. Exploration Licence

- Canada Petroleum Resources Act s.s. 14.3 (a)

Any exploration licence which may result from a Call for Bids will be issued pursuant to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act (CPRA), R.S., 1985, c. 36, 2nd supplement, or legislation made in amendment thereof or in substitution therefor and any regulations made thereunder from time to time.

Term

- Canada Petroleum Resources Act s.s. 14.3 (c)

The term for exploration licences issued from the 2003 Central Mackenzie Valley Call for Bids will be eight (8) years consisting of two consecutive periods of four years each.

3. Submission of Bids

- Canada Petroleum Resources Act s.s. 14.3 (e), (f)

Sealed bids must be delivered, either by registered mail or in person, to the following address prior to NOON, Mountain Time on date specified:
Rudi Klaubert
National Energy Board
Frontier Information Office
444 - 7th Avenue S.W.
CALGARY AB T2P 0X8

Each bid submitted in response to a Call must be addressed to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and be in double sealed envelopes bearing no corporate identification. The outer envelope should be clearly marked with the date and call name, i.e. “2003 Central Mackenzie Valley Call for Bids". The inner envelope(s) should be clearly marked with the date, call name and parcel number, i.e. “2003 Central Mackenzie Valley Call for Bids - Parcel 1".

Individuals or companies submitting more than one bid may place all bids in a single outer envelope.

The Bid Submission Form is available by request or by downloading from our website.

To be accepted, bids must be accompanied by separate financial instruments in respect of the Work Deposit (clause 10 of Part B) and the issuance fee (clause 6 of Part B).

4. Related Requirements

The exercise of petroleum exploration rights is subject to specific terms and conditions including:

Conditions Relating to the Environment

Operators wishing to conduct activities as a result of a Call for Bids will be required to comply with all federal environmental requirements as well as those defined in the Gwich'in and Sahtu Final Land Claim Agreements.

Site specific environmental operating terms and conditions may be imposed at the permitting stage pertaining to a variety of matters such as cut-lines, drilling fluids, waste discharges and operating seasons. Consultation with the appropriate Sahtu or Gwich'in Authority and appropriate government departments regarding such matters as hunting and trapping, fishing and other related activities will be necessary prior to regulatory approvals.

Specific environmental protection plans developed in consultation with the appropriate Sahtu or Gwich'in Authority may be required by the proponent, prior to the commencement of activity. These plans would describe the necessary procedures the operator would take to minimize any environmental impacts to wildlife habitat, for example, moose/caribou, in the region.

The implementation of associated activity may require the hiring of a local monitor to observe and provide advice on a number of items including cut-lines/roads, disposal of wastes, fuel storage and other related matters.

Land Claims Requirements

The lands available for exploration are located within the Gwich'in Settlement Region and the Sahtu Settlement Region. Successful bidders shall adhere to the terms of the land claims settlement agreements reached with the Gwich'in and Sahtu Peoples. Interested parties are advised to obtain a copy of the appropriate land claim settlement agreements from the Frontier Information Office of the National Energy Board in Calgary.

Prospective bidders should be aware that the Gwich’in Tribal Council and the Government of the Northwest Territories have approved the proposed Gwich’in Land Use Plan (Plan). The Government of Canada is currently considering the Plan. The Plan provides for the development and utilization of land, resources and waters within the Gwich’in Settlement area. Of specific note, the Plan recommends protection measures for specific lands. These areas (A, C and D) are noted on the call for nominations map, available by request or by downloading from our website.

Pending the Federal Government’s approval of the Plan, anyone proposing to undertake oil and gas activities on these lands will be expected to undertake early and extensive consultations with the Gwich’in authorities. Access to these lands will likely be subject to special conditions, including environmental protection plans developed in consultation and discussion with the Gwich’in Tribal Council at (867) 777-4869. Further information concerning the Gwich’in Land Use Plan may be obtained by contacting the Gwich’in Land Use Planning Board in Inuvik, NWT, at area code (867): phone 777- 3506 or fax 777-2616.

In the Sahtu area, a Land Use Plan is being developed by the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board, and the first draft is expected to be available soon. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board in Fort Good Hope at (867) 598-2055. In addition to the land use plan, a number of historic sites and heritage places have been recommended, and are outlined in a document titled “Places We Take Care Of”, a report prepared by the Sahtu Heritage Places and Sites Joint Working Group”.

This report is available from the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated in Deline at: area code (867), phone 589-4719; fax 589-4908.

Final Agreement Provisions Gwich'in Sahtu
Commercial access
20.4
21.4
Consultation prior to the exercise of exploration rights
21.1.3
22.1.3
Interim measures for the provision of benefits where the Gwich'in or Sahtu are surface owners
21.2
22.2

Interested parties are advised to obtain a copy of the appropriate land claim settlement agreement from the Frontier Information Office of the National Energy Board in Calgary.

Excerpts from both the Gwich’in and Sahtu Final Agreements are available by request or by downloading from our website. The community contacts for each of the claims are identified in the Information section.

Northern Benefits Requirements

The successful bidder shall adhere to the Northern Benefits Requirements Associated with New Exploration Programs which is available by request or by downloading from our website.

Information

For more information on this call, the rights issuance process or the resource management regime, please contact:

Director,
Northern Oil and Gas,
Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
OTTAWA Ontario K1A 0H4
Tel: (819) 997-0878 Fax: (819) 953-5828 Internet: Fortierm@inac.gc.ca

Rights Issuance
Northern Oil and Gas,
Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
OTTAWA Ontario K1A 0H4
Tel: (819) 953-8529 Fax: (819) 953-5828 Internet: Desjardinsm@inac.gc.ca

Northern Oil and Gas information, including maps, may be found on and downloaded from the DIAND web site.

Any geological and well information with respect to the lands or area which is available for public disclosure may be obtained from:

Data Management Administrator
Information Office
National Energy Board
444 - 7th Avenue S.W.
CALGARY AB
T2P 0X8
Tel: (403) 299-3112 Fax: (403) 292-5503

GWICH'IN LAND AREAS

For more information regarding the terms and requirements arising out of the Gwich'in land claim settlement agreement, please contact:

President
Gwich'in Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1509
INUVIK NWT
X0E 0T0
phone: (867) 777-4869
fax: (867) 777-4538
E-Mail:

SAHTU LAND AREAS

For more information, regarding the terms and requirements arising out of the Sahtu land claim settlement agreement, please contact the designated Sahtu organization nearest to the proposed exploration area.

Norman Wells and Tulita Area

President
Tulita Land Corporation
c/o Fort Norman Dene Band
General Delivery
FORT NORMAN N.W.T. X0E 0K0
phone: (867) 588-3734
fax: (867) 588-4025

President
Fort Norman Metis Land Corporation
c/o/ Fort Norman Metis Nation
Local #60
General Delivery
FORT NORMAN N.W.T.
X0E 0K0
phone: (867) 588-3201
fax: (867) 588-4025


Fort Good Hope/ Colville Lake Area

President
Yamoga Lands Corporation
c/o Fort Good Hope Dene Band
P.O. Box 18
FORT GOOD HOPE N.W.T.
X0E 0H0
phone: (867) 598-2519
fax: (867) 598-2437

President
Fort Good Hope Metis Local #54 Land Corporation
c/o Fort Good Hope Metis Nation
Local #54
General Delivery
FORT GOOD HOPE N.W.T.
X0E 0Y0
phone: (867) 598-2105
fax: (867) 598-2160


President
Ayoni Keh Land Corporation
c/o Colville Lake First Nation Band
via NORMAN WELLS NWT
X0E 0V0
Phone: (867) 709-2200
Fax: (867) 709-2202

Déline Area

President
Déline Land Corporation
c/o Déline Dene Band
P.O. Box 158
DÉLINE N.W.T.
X0E 0G0
phone: (867) 589-3618
fax: (867) 589-3826

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