Framework Agreement

Akaitcho Treaty 8 Tribal Corporation

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WHEREAS
Akaitcho Territory Dene First Nations (Akaitcho DFN) consist of the Yellowknives (Dettah and Ndilo), Deninu Kue, and Lutsel Ke Dene First Nations;

WHEREAS
Akaitcho DFN assert that Akaitcho territory shown on the map (Appendix A) refers to the traditional and current land use of the Akaitcho DFN which sustains their society, economy, distinct way of life and distinct culture;

WHEREAS
since the Royal Proclamation of 1763, the Crown has recognized the importance of negotiating with Aboriginal Peoples respecting their rights to lands and resources;

WHEREAS
the Crown entered into Treaty #8 with the ancestors of the Akaitcho DFN at Deninu Kue in 1900;
among
THE AKAITCHO TERRITORY DENE FIRST NATIONS "AKAITCHO DFN"
as represented by
NWT TREATY #8 TRIBAL CORPORATION

and

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA "CANADA"
as represented by
THE MINISTER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

and

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES (THE GNWT)
as represented by
THE MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
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