Liability for Damage

13. (15) Where it is established that actual wildlife harvest loss or future harvest loss was caused by development , the liability of the developer shall be absolute and he shall be liable without proof of fault or negligence for compensation to the Inuvialuit and for the cost of mitigative and remedial measures as follows:

(a) where the loss was caused by one developer , that developer shall be liable;

(b) where the loss was caused by more than one developer , those developer s shall be jointly and severally liable; and



14. (1) A basic goal of the Inuvialuit Land Rights Settlement is to protect and preserve the Arctic wildlife , environment and biological productivity through the application of conservation principles and practices.

14. (2) In order to achieve effective protection of the ecosystems in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region , there should be an integrated wildlife and land management regime, to be attained through various means, including the coordination of legislative authorities.


14. (24) The Inuvialuit may, without restriction, sell, trade or barter fish and marine mammal products acquired in subsistence fish eries to other Inuvialuit , regardless of residence, subject only to regulations to protect public health, to prevent sale, trade or barter to persons who do not qualify and to permit the acquisition of information necessary for the management of the fish ery.

Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT)

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

Fisheries Joint Management Committee

14.(61) To assist Canada and the Inuvialuit in administering the rights and obligations relating to fish eries under this Agreement and to assist the Minister of fish eries and Oceans of Canada in carrying out his responsibilities for the management of fish eries, the Minister of fish eries and Oceans shall establish a fish eries Joint Management Committee to advise him on matters relating to Inuvialuit and Inuvialuit Settlement Region fish eries.

Inuvialuit Game Council

14. (73) The Inuvialuit Game Council shall be established and shall have a chairman and at least one representative from each of the Hunters and Trappers Committees referred to in subsection (75) .

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987 and by P.C. 2004-337, March 30, 2004

14. (74) For the purposes of this Agreement, the Inuvialuit Game Council shall represent the collective Inuvialuit interest in wildlife . Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Inuvialuit Game Council shall, among its other activities:

Inuvialuit Hunters and Trappers Committees

14. (75) Each Inuvialuit Community Corporation shall establish a community Hunters and Trappers Committee and determine the qualifications for membership therein.  In determining those qualifications, regard shall be had to any agreements between the Inuvialuit and other native groups.

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

14. (76) A Hunters and Trappers Committee shall, among its other activities:

Research Advisory Council

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.


15. (1) In this section, "corporation" means the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.

15. (2) Canada shall make capital transfer payments to the corporation as financial compensation under this Settlement in accordance with the agreed schedule of payments set forth in Annex N, commencing December 31, 1984. Such payments are valued at Forty-five (45) million dollars as of December 31, 1977.

As amended January 15, 1984


16. (1) In this section,

" Government " means the Government of Canada , the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of the Yukon Territory;

" Inuvialuit " includes individual Inuvialuit , partnerships of Inuvialuit , any corporation or entity the majority of which is owned by Inuvialuit and ventures in which the Inuvialuit have an interest greater than 50%.

16. (2) Canada and the Inuvialuit agree that the economic measures set out in this section should relate to and support achievement of the following objectives:


17. (1) It is acknowledged that the health, education, housing and standards of living of the Inuvialuit need to be improved. Canada agrees to provide special funding as described in subsection (3) to contribute to the accomplishment of these social goals by the Inuvialuit .

17. (2) The Inuvialuit Social development Program shall pertain to social concerns such as housing, health, welfare, mental health, education, elders and the maintenance of traditional practices and perspectives within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region .


All subsections from 18(4) up to and including 18(36) have been amended, effective March 30, 2004

18. (1) In this section,

"Court" has the meaning given that term by the Judicature Ordinance of the Northwest Territories or its successor;

" Inuvialuit " includes Inuvialuit acting individually, collectively or through duly authorized representatives;

"Judge" has the meaning given that term by the Judicature Ordinance of the Northwest Territories or its successor;

Formation of Panels

18. (13) Any issue for arbitration involving the Inuvialuit and Industry or the Inuvialuit and Canada shall be referred to a panel of five (5) members of the Arbitration Board , two (2) of whom shall be designated by each of the interested parties, and the Chairman or Vice-Chairman, as designated by the Chairman. If one of the interested parties is Canada , one of its panel members shall be designated by the Territorial Government in whose jurisdiction the matter arose.

Initiation of Arbitration

18. (16) Except as otherwise provided by this Agreement, Canada , the Inuvialuit or Industry may initiate arbitration by giving notice to the other party to the dispute and a copy to the Chairman of the Arbitration Board for circulation to all members of the Board.  Where a matter for arbitration is within the jurisdiction of the Government of the Northwest Territories or Yukon Territory, Canada agrees to initiate arbitration on request by the Territorial Government .