12. (46) In order to provide for joint planning by the native people and the governments in the Yukon North Slope with respect to the principles set out in subsections (2) and (3), a Wildlife Management Advisory Council shall be established as soon after the execution of this Agreement as is practicable.

12. (47) The Council shall have as permanent members a chairman and an equal number of members designated by:

(a) government, and

(b) the Inuvialuit and other native groups referred to in subsection 12(50).

As amended by P.C. 2004-337, March 30, 2004

12. (48) The permanent members of the Council shall include at least one person designated by the Government of the Yukon Territory and one person designated by the Minister of the Environment of Canada.

12. (49) In addition to permanent members of the Council designated by government, temporary members may be co-opted from government departments or Inuvialuit or native groups as they may be required from time to time.

As amended by P.C. 2004-337, March 30, 2004

12. (50) The permanent members of the Council appointed to represent the native interests shall include persons designated by the Inuvialuit, and, subject to agreements, by other native groups that have acquired harvesting rights in the Yukon North Slope under their land claims settlements.

12. (51) The Chairman of the Council shall be appointed by the Government of Yukon Territory, with the consent of the members designated by the Inuvialuit and Canada.

As amended by P.C. 2004-337, March 30, 2004

12. (52) The permanent members of the Council shall each have one (1) vote. The Chairman shall have a vote only in case of a deadlock. Temporary members shall not have a vote.

12. (53) The Council may establish rules and adopt bylaws regulating its procedures.

12. (54) The Government of the Yukon Territory agrees to provide a secretariat to assist in meeting the administrative needs of the Council

12. (55) Each party shall pay the remuneration and expenses of the members of the Council that it appoints or designates.

12. (56) The reasonable expenses (travel and accommodation costs) and remuneration required for Inuvialuit members appointed to the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope), referred to in subsection 12(55), to attend regular meetings of the Council shall be reimbursed by the Government of the Northwest Territories, as provided through funding agreements between Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories as are negotiated from time to time. These funding agreements shall not form part of the Agreement.

As amended by P.C. 2004-337, March 30, 2004

12. (57) The Council shall provide advice to the appropriate ministers on all matters relating to wildlife policy and the management, regulation and administration of wildlife, habitat and harvesting for the Yukon North Slope and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, the Council shall:

(a) provide advice on issues pertaining to the Yukon North Slope to the Porcupine Caribou Management Board, the Yukon Land Use Planning Commission, the Review Board and other appropriate groups;

(b) prepare a wildlife conservation and management plan for the Yukon North Slope for recommendation to the appropriate authorities as a means for achieving and maintaining the principles of conservation set out in subsections (2) and (3);

(c) determine and recommend appropriate quotas for Inuvialuit harvesting of game in the Yukon North Slope; and

(d) advise on measures required to protect habitat that is critical for wildlife or harvesting in the Yukon North Slope including those referred to in subsection 14(3).

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987 and by P.C. 2004-337, March, 2004