Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Act, 1984

Document Summary:
Inuit peoples in the northwest Arctic give up land rights in the region to the federal government, in exchange for the continued right to hunt and fish and for the right to self-government on the land. They are to be given the right to self-govern to protect wildlife and help protect their own interests in the land.

Important Articles:

Article 3.3: All Aboriginal claims, rights, title and interests, whatever they may be in the northwest Arctic regions of Canada, are extinguished to the federal government. However, Aboriginals in the areas will continue to be entitled to all of the rights and benefits of all other citizens, and those resulting from their Aboriginal status (and other rights) from time to time.

Article 6: The federal government agrees to pay out funds to the Inuit for land appropriation.