14. (45) A Council to be known as the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT) is to be established as soon as possible after the execution of this Agreement.

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

14. (46) The Council shall initially have seven (7) members: the Chairman of the Council, one (1) representing Canada, two (2) representing the Government of the Northwest Territories, and three (3) representing the Inuvialuit.

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

14. (47) The Council shall have jurisdiction in respect of that portion of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region that falls within the Northwest Territories, including the adjacent near shore and offshore waters.

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

14. (48) 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 14(51).

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

14. (49) The permanent government members of the Council shall include persons designated by the Government of the Northwest Territories, and one person designated by the Minister of the Environment of Canada.

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

14. (51) Other native groups that have acquired harvesting rights in the Western Arctic Region under their land claims settlements shall be entitled to designate a representative.

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

14. (52) Pursuant to subsections (39) to (41), where native people adjacent to the Western Arctic Region harvest a game resource in common with the Inuvialuit, those native people shall be entitled to membership on the Council on an equitable basis with the Inuvialuit for the consideration of the harvestable quotas and allocation of the subsistence quotas for that game resource.

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

14. (53) The Chairman of the Council shall be appointed by the Government of the Northwest Territories, with the consent of the Inuvialuit and Canada.

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

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

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

14. (55) The Council shall may establish rules and adopt by-laws regulating its procedures, including the holding of public hearings.

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

14. (56) The Government of the Northwest Territories agrees to provide a secretariat to assist in meeting the administrative needs of the Council.

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

14. (57) Meetings of the Council shall be held once a year or more often as the appropriate minister or the Council decides.

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

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

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

14. (59) The reasonable expenses (travel and accommodation costs) and remuneration required for Inuvialuit members appointed to the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (Northwest Territories), referred to in subsection 14(58), 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

14. (60) The Council shall, on request, 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 Western Arctic Region and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, the Council shall:

(a) provide advice on issues pertaining to the Western Arctic Region to wildlife management boards, land use commissions, the Screening Committee and Review Board and any other appropriate bodies;

(b) prepare a wildlife conservation and management plan for the Western Arctic Region for recommendation to the appropriate authorities as a means for achieving and maintaining the principles set out in subsections (1) to (5);

(c) determine and recommend appropriate quotas for Inuvialuit harvesting in the Western Arctic Region;

(d) determine and recommend harvestable quotas for migratory game species referred to in subsections (39) and (40) where they are harvested by native peoples other than the Inuvialuit, whether inside or outside the Western Arctic Region;

(e) review and advise the Government on any proposed Canadian position for international purposes that affects wildlife in the Western Arctic Region;

(f) review and advise the appropriate government on existing or proposed wildlife legislation;

(g) advise on measures required to protect habitat that is critical for wildlife or harvesting in the Western Arctic Region; and

(h) request from time to time, if appropriate, the participation of the local Hunters and Trappers Committees in the regulation of the subsistence harvest and the collection of subsistence harvest information.