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Define Land Claim Agreements

These commitments led to the development of an AFN-Canada Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG) to study the specific damage process in Canada and develop recommendations for change. The JTWG began the meeting in November 2016 and has had a series of meetings since then. The Canadian government generally terminates certain claims by negotiating with the group government financial compensation for the offence and, in return, they request the erasure of the First Nation`s rights to the country concerned. [8] In 1983, the Algonquins of Golden Lake (now known as the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn) submitted a full claim to the federal government, then to the provincial government of Ontario in 1985, and negotiations began in 1991. Algonquin peoples in Quebec and other Indigenous nations, such as the Haudenosaunee, have criticized the agreement in principle, arguing that the fonal claim overlaps with their territory. There is also a dispute over who qualifies as Algonquin under the agreement. While the final details of Ontario`s first modern treaty may take years to ratify, it remains a historic agreement – one that took 24 years to negotiate. Comprehensive land rights agreements often contain economic development provisions that require Canada to purchase or purchase goods, services or works in a manner that is fair and transparent and open the tendering process to Aboriginal groups located in areas of extensive land claims.

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