Two nations are closer to settling land claims with the GNWT. The government made land claim offers to the Akaitcho Dene First Nation and the Northwest Territory Metis Nation, Premier Bob McLeod announced last week.
Confidential negotiations between the nations, the GNWT and the federal government will continue to resolve outstanding issues, stated a news release.
The Dene First Nation, representing the Dene people of Dettah, Ndilo, Lutsel K’e and Fort Resolution, are in the process of signing an agreement in principle on self-government, land and resources after beginning formal negotiations in 2001.
The Metis nation, representing the Metis of the South Slave region, is in phase two of its negotiations after signing an agreement-in-principle in 2015.
The second phase include talks about self-government and a final agreement including land selection.