Umbrella Final Agreement Implementation Plan

While the framework agreement provides a framework in which each of Yukon`s 14 First Nations will reach a final claims settlement agreement, all provisions of the UFA are part of each First Nation final agreement (FNF). The final agreements contain the entire text of the framework agreement with the addition of specific provisions applicable to the First Nation. Land rights are established in areas of Canada where Aboriginal land rights have not been governed by previous contracts or other legal means. In the Yukon, a number of modern contracts of the future, also known as final agreements, have been negotiated to settle these land rights. The final Umbrella Agreement (UFA) was concluded in 1988 and concluded in 1990. This is the general “Umbrella” agreement of the Yukon Landclaims package and provides for the general agreement reached by the three parties in a number of areas. Although the agreement is not a legal document, it is a “political” agreement between the three parties. The Umbrella Agreement contains several main themes, all of which are covered. These include the country (Chapter 9), compensation (Chapter 19), administrative autonomy (Chapter 24) and the creation of boards of directors and committees and tribunals to ensure the joint management of a number of specific areas (specific chapters).

Yukon`s first step was the negotiation and signing of a comprehensive framework called the Umbrella Final Agreement (UFU). This framework was signed in 1993 by the governments of Canada and Yukon and the Yukon Indian Council (now the Yukon Council of First Nations). The UFA then served as the basis for the final agreements signed with the various First Nations.

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