Coordinating Onshore and Offshore Resource Management
Devolution transfered the responsibility for managing onshore resources only to the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). The Government of Canada retained its responsibility for offshore resources in the NWT.
The NWT Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement incorporates an agreement among the Government of Canada, GNWT and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation to coordinate the administration of onshore and offshore resources. This commitment to collaboration will promote efficiency and foster best practices in the management of these resources across jurisdictions.