Settlement Model, Document#4, July 14, 1977

Publisher:  The Planning Council, Yukon Indian Claim, Council for Yukon Indians, Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  5pp   Price:  free  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX505

This paper discusses the settlement model that is intended to provide a basis from which an agreement in principle (expected early 1978) is developed with respect to Yukon Indian Land Claims.

Abstract:  This paper discusses the settlement model that is intended to provide a basis from which an agreement in principle (expected early 1978) is developed with respect to Yukon Indian Land Claims. The settlement model relates the agreed-on goals (Document #2) of a claim settlement with the means to achieve these expressed goals.

Goal #1 reads: "Restore, protect, preserve and guarantee the identity of Yukon Indians and their freedom to choose a way of life in harmony with their cultural heritage." The general means to attain this goal is systematically discussed under the following topics: beneficiaries, traditional wildlife harvesting, social, cultural and educational programs, corporate structures.

Goal #2 reads: "Provide land and other forms of compensation to the Yukon Indian People. To compensate them for loss of lands traditionally used and given up under the settlement, so that they may have the opportunity to build an economic base equal with that of other Yukon Citizens." The means discussed to attain this particular goal are listed by the heading of lands, commercial wildlife harvesting, monetary compensation, taxation.

Goal #3 reads: "Provide the Yukon Indian People with the incentive and opportunity to have their rightful say within the context of a one-government structure, n the decision-making authority which governs their everyday life." This goal is elaborated on under the heading "Government and Political Participation."

The final agreement will be embodies in both Federal and Territorial legislation. This legislation will enshrine the 'Special Rights' of the Yukon Indians.
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