14. (80) Comprehensive and continuous research and scientific investigation are required in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region to provide information on which decisions affecting wildlife and the environment can be based. Whenever possible, studies should be undertaken by existing public and private institutions.

14. (81) There shall be a central coordinating agency known as the the Research Advisory Council comprising all persons conducting research in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region who wish to participate.

14. (82) The Executive Committee of the Council shall have one (1) member from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, one (1) from the Department of Environment, one (1) from the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, one (1) from the Government of the Northwest Territories, one (1) from the Government of Yukon Territory, one (1) from private industry, one (1) from the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies and two (2) members designated by the Inuvialuit.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

14. (83) The Executive Committee of the Council shall determine its own duties and functions and make its own by-laws and rules of procedure.

14. (84) The Research Advisory Council may:

(a) collect and collate existing research data, identify gaps therein and make recommendations on any research required, including research to complete the data base;

(b) at the request of government, industry, native groups or others, commission special studies, on a cost recovery basis, to fill particular needs;

(c) serve as a repository for research studies and other relevant information; and

(d) consider any other pertinent matter referred to it by the Executive Committee of the Council.

14. (85) The budget for the operation and maintenance of the staff and facilities of the Research Advisory Council shall be provided by the Government of the Northwest Territories.

14. (86) Travel and accommodation costs incurred by the members of the Research Advisory Council in carrying out their duties and functions shall be borne by the governments or bodies from which the Council members are drawn.

14. (87) Subject to any agreement between the Inuvialuit and the Dene/Metis and subject to subsection 11(8), it is agreed that the Dene/Metis traditional harvesters shall have the right to appoint one (1) voting member as an additional member on all regional Councils, Committees or Boards referred to in sections 11,12 and this section. That member shall have a vote only on matters concerning species and the harvesting and habitat of species traditionally harvested by the Dene/Metis in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. These rights shall be accorded to the Dene/Metis on condition that they accord the same rights to the Inuvialuit. Where an additional member is appointed pursuant to this subsection, Canada shall have the right to designate or appoint its own additional member in order to attain representation equivalent to that of the natives.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987