The Committee for Original Peoples' Entitlement (hereinafter referred to as " COPE "), representing the Inuvialuit of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region


The Government of Canada (hereinafter referred to as " Canada "), represented by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern development .

WHEREAS the Inuvialuit claim an interest in certain lands in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory based on traditional use and occupancy of those lands and seek a land rights Settlement in respect thereof;


2. In this Agreement.

" Arbitration Board " means the body established by sub section 18 (2);

"bank" means, when used to describe a boundary, the ordinary or mean low water mark;

" Canada " means the Government of Canada ;

" conservation " means the management of the wildlife populations and habitat to ensure the maintenance of the quality, including the long term optimum productivity, of these resources and to ensure the efficient utilization of the available harvest;


4. (1) Nothing contained in this Agreement prejudices the rights of the Inuvialuit as Canadian citizens, and they shall continue to be entitled to all of the rights and benefits of other citizens under any legislation applicable to them from time to time.

4. (2) Existing and new programs and funding by Government s, and the obligations generally of Government s, shall continue to apply to the Inuvialuit on the same basis as to the other Inuit of Canada , subject to the criteria established from time to time for the application of such programs.

General Access to and Across Inuvialuit Lands

7. (13) Canada reserves a right of access on Inuvialuit lands to the extent of 100 feet of land in width measured from the edge of the water of the sea coast and navigable rivers and navigable lakes that can be entered from such rivers. The right is limited to the use of rivers, lakes, water bodies, sea coast and inlets for travel, recreation or emergency, and does not' permit any person using it to engage in any development activity or to harvest wildlife .

7. (14) Public access to unoccupied Inuvialuit lands for purposes of entry or crossing shall be available as follows: 

Nelson Head Canadian Landmark

7. (77) It is acknowledged that the Minister of the Environment is interested in establishing a federally owned Canadian Landmark at the southern end of Banks Island. The approximate boundaries proposed, as shown in Annex J-7, encompass an area of approximately 70 square miles and include the sea cliffs and Nelson Head and Cape Lambton, Durham Heights at 2,450 feet elevation and approximately 25 miles of sea coast. The Inuvialuit shall be granted paragraph 7(l)(b) title to this area pursuant to this Agreement.

Land Use Planning

7. (82) It is agreed that, for the purpose of coordinating land use planning for the Beaufort Sea Region, there shall be area-specific groups dealing only with the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and that native participation, including Inuvialuit participation, in each such group shall be equal to Government participation. Where a Land Use Planning Commission or similar body is established for the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, the area-specific groups shall be a part thereof.

Administration of Existing Rights

7. (93) Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, with respect to Inuvialuit lands selected pursuant to paragraph (1)(a), any holder of valid oil and gas, coal, mineral and quarrying rights referred to in Annex P, and, with respect to Inuvialuit lands selected pursuant to paragraph (1)(b), any holder of valid quarrying rights issued before December 31, 1983, shall be entitled to enjoy such rights without alteration or interruption until their termination.