As a part of devolution, an Intergovernmental Council will be established in the Northwest Territories. The council will provide an important new opportunity for northern leaders to cooperate on land and resource management across jurisdictions, while respecting the autonomy and authority of each government over its own lands. The council is established by the Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Agreement on Lands and Resources Management, which was signed in February of 2014.
Members of the Intergovernmental Council will include the:
- Government of the Northwest Territories, representing all residents of the NWT
- Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic (Inuvialuit Final Agreement)
- Gwich’in Tribal Council, representing the Gwich’in of the Mackenzie Delta (Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement)
- Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, representing the Sahtu Dene and Métis of the central Mackenzie Valley (Sahtu Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement)
- Northwest Territory Métis Nation, representing the indigenous Métis of the South Slave region (more information about the Regional Lands and Resources Agreement-in-Principle negotiations is available here)
- Tlicho Government, representing the Tlicho of the central Northwest Territories between Great Bear and Great Slave Lakes (Tlicho Agreement)