Update on Land Claims and Devolution in the Yukon and the Northwest Territories

1.10.02
John Olynyk and Keith Bergner

In some areas of the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, land claims agreements have been settled with the resident aboriginal groups. There are important consequences for oil and gas operators. This paper provides a 2002 update on land claims in the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, as well as on devolution of responsibilities from the federal government to the two territorial governments.