James Bay and Northern Québec Native Claims Settlement Act, 1975

Document Summary:
An act to approve, give effect to and declare valid certain agreements between the Grand Council of the Crees (of Quebec), the Northern Quebec Inuit Association, the Government of Quebec, la Société d'énergie de la Baie James, la Société de développement de la Baie James, la Commission hydro-électrique de Québec and the Government of Canada and certain other related agreements to which the Government of Canada is a party

The act gives Aboriginals in the area to hunt and fish on ceded lands, and gives consideration to other rights to titles, claims and rights that may arise.

Summary of Articles

Articles 1 - 2: Name the short title of the act, and define terms in the act.

Article 3: Extinguishes Aboriginal land claims to the area in question and makes any compensation for these lands free from tax.

Articles 4 - 11: Supplementary and other agreements surrounding tabling the legislation and its effectiveness.