Interim Land Regime

7. (102) The Government shall, on receiving Cabinet approval to proceed to execute this Agreement, withdraw from disposition under the Territorial Lands Act, as quickly as possible: 

(a) the Inuvialuit land selections referred to in subsections 9(3) and (4). except 

(i) oil, gas and minerals included within oil. gas and mineral leases or permits referred to in Annex P. except those surrendered to Canada between October 31. 1978 and the date of the execution of this Agreement, 


8. (1) With respect to Area Number 2 in Annex D, approval for any development activity shall be withheld unless the developer proves that the proposed development activity meets acceptable environmental standards and accounts for his standard of performance. The criteria for establishing acceptable environmental standards for the project and evaluating the developers standard of performance shall be set by the Environmental Impact Review Board.


9. (1) Inuvialuit lands selected for conveyance on passage of the Settlement Legislation nave been selected from the lands traditionally used and occupied by the Inuvialuit. as shown in Annex 3, unless otherwise agreed

9. (2) Land selections by the Inuvialuit were based on the following criteria: 

(a) lands of importance to the Inuvialuit for reasons or biological productivity or traditional pursuits, including hunting, trapping and fishing; 


10. (1) For the purposes of exploration, development and production activities by holders of valid rights or interests issued by Canada on 7(1)(a) lands and holders of petroleum, coal or mineral rights or interests issued by Canada on 7(1)(b) lands, access on and across Inuvialuit lands shall be guaranteed by the Inuvialuit Land Administration (ILA), subject to the payment by the developer of fair compensation to the Inuvialuit for such access, for any damage to Inuvialuit lands and for any diminution of the value of their interests in their lands.


12. (1) For the purposes of this section, "Yukon North Slope" means all those lands between the jurisdictional boundaries of Alaska and the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, north of the height of land dividing the watersheds of the Porcupine River and the Beaufort Sea. and including adjacent nearshore and offshore waters and islands.


12. (2) The Yukon North Slope shall fall under a special conservation regime whose dominant purpose is the conservation of wildlife, habitat and traditional native use.

12. (3) Subject to subsections (5) to (15):

(a) all development proposals relating to the Yukon North Slope shall be screened to determine whether they could have a significant negative impact on the wildlife, habitat or ability of the natives to harvest wildlife:

Disposal of Land

12. (4) Subject to this section, the withdrawal from disposition under the Territorial Lands Act of certain lands described in the Prohibition and Withdrawal of Certain Lands from Disposal Order (SOR/80-198, 27 March, 1980. as set out in Annex E-1), within the Yukon North Slope shall be maintained.

National Park

12 (5) Canada agrees to establish, under the National Parks Act, the Settlement Legislation or such other legislation as may be appropriate or necessary, a National Park comprising the western portion of the Yukon North Slope shown in Annex E and more particularly described as the area bounded to the south by the height of land being the watershed and to the east by the eastern shoreline of the Babbage River.

Territorial Park

12. (16) The parties agree that Herschel Island is to be established as the Herschel Island Territorial Park and. in establishing that Park, the Government of the Yukon Territory will consult the Inuvialuit.

12. (17) Except for the lands adjacent to Pauline Cove. the park regime on Herschel Island shall be no less stringent than that of the National Park pursuant to subsections (5) to (13).

Area East of the Babbage River

12. (20) The parties agree that the area east of the Babbage River extending to the jurisdictional boundary between the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories. but not including the adjacent nearshore and offshore waters, shall be designated as an area in which controlled development may take place, subject to the provisions of this Agreement and to laws of general application.

12. (21) Any development activity proposed for the area referred to in subsection (20) shall be subject to the screening and review process set out in section 11.

Inuvialuit Harvesting Rights

12. (24) Subject to the laws of general application respecting public safety and conservation, the Inuvialuit right to harvest on the Yukon North Slope includes

(a) subject to the collective harvesting rights in favour of ail native peoples under the Porcupine Caribou Management Agreement referred to in Annex L the preferential right to harvest all species of wildlife, except migratory non-game birds and migratory insectivorous birds, for subsistence usage throughout the Yukon North Slope;

Economic Benefits

12. (42) The parties agree that the predominant number of persons employed in the operation and management of the parks referred to in subsections (5) and (16) should be Inuvialuit. The appropriate government shall provide training to assist the Inuvialuit in qualifying for such employment.

12. (43) To the extent that the management regime of the parks provides for economic activities, the parties agree that opportunities should be provided to the Inuvialuit on a preferred basis.

Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope)

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 native and government members.


13. (1) The objectives of this section are:

(a) to prevent damage to wildlife and its habitat and to avoid disruption of Inuvialuit harvesting activities by reason of development; and

(b) if damage occurs, to restore wildlife and its habitat as far as is practicable to its original state and to compensate Inuvialuit hunters, trappers and fishermen for the loss of their subsistence or commercial harvesting opportunities.

Definitions and General Principles

13. (2) In this section,

"actual wildlife harvest loss" means provable loss or diminution of wildlife harvesting, or damage to property used in harvesting wildlife, or both

"future harvest loss" means provable damage to habitat or disruption of harvestable wildlife having a foreseeable negative impact on future wildlife harvesting.

13. (3) Subject to this section, the Inuvialuit shall be compensated for actual wildlife harvest loss resulting from development in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

Wildlife Impact Assessment

13. (7) Every proposed development or consequence to the Inuvialuit Settlement Region that is likely to cause a negative environmental impact shall be screened by the Screening Committee to determine whether the development could have a significant negative impact on present or future wildlife harvesting.