7.3 At least one year prior to the expected termination of this Agreement, the Parties will enter into negotiations for a Replacement Agreement. The recognition and affirmation of the existing Aboriginal and contractual rights of Canadian Aborigines in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, including those of the modern agreements on fonational claims, changed the legal and constitutional landscape in which these agreements were to be negotiated. (b) the titles are only clear, do not constitute part of this Agreement and do not define, limit, modify or extend in any way the scope or importance of any provision of this Agreement; On February 13, 2019, Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod learned that the Government of the Northwest Territories has signed an agreement with North Star Infrastructure (NSI) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Tlicho All-Season Road. The project involves the construction of a 97-kilometre-long two-lane gravel road, providing weather access between Highway 3 west of Yellowknife and the municipality of Whatì, and will be an important step in improving transportation to all residents of the Northwest Territories. “After many years of hard work, we are grateful for the efforts of both sides to reach this agreement. It represents progress in our fiscal relations and will help us meet the needs of the citizens of Énois and support the northern economy. We engage in the collaborative process of fiscal policy development and see it as an important step forward in building our nation-to-nation relationship and a strong fiscal base for our government. Our ability to help our people and promote our way of life is fundamental to who we are. George Mackenzie Tlicho Government Since 1973, 17 large fonal claims have been settled, including 14 in the three northern territories.
Only the two settlements that were closed after 1995 explicitly extend the constitutional protection of Article 35 to autonomy and land rights in the same agreements. These are the Nisga`a Final Agreement of 1998, ratified by Parliament in 2000 (10) and the Enon Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement of 2003, which is the subject of Bill C-14 (Tlicho Agreement or the Agreement). . . .