Labrador Inuit Final Agreement

3.63 The Labrador Inuit Park Impacts and Benefits Agreement recognizes the importance of archaeological materials to Inuit and the role of the Nunatsiavut government in the conservation of these materials. The agreement also provides that the titles and management of all archaeological materials found in the park will be jointly transferred to the governments of Canada and Nunatsiavuts. While we understood the role of the Nunatsiavut government, we found that Parks Canada decided, without consultation with the Nunatsiavut government, to transfer archaeological material from the park (stored in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) to Gatineau, Quebec, in 2018. Parks Canada Officials have acknowledged this oversight and have since met with the government to discuss their concerns. The Labrador Inuit won the right to self-administration in 2004 after entering into a successful claim agreement with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The settlement area consists of 72,520 square kilometres of land in the northern labrador, which includes the five major Inuit communes of Nain, Hopedale, Rigolet, Makkovik and Postville. The Nunatsiavut government came to power through the agreement and can now pass laws in the areas of education, health and culture. 3.27 In accordance with the Bundesumer`s guide, all departments and federal authorities must ensure that they meet their obligations under these agreements properly and in a timely manner. The guide also states that departments and agencies must fulfil their obligations with due consideration for clarity, consistency and coordination. 3.37 What we studied.

We examined the implementation of selected commitments within the LILCA and related ancillary agreements on the following themes: 3.3 Self-management agreements give Aboriginal groups greater responsibility and control over internal affairs and decisions affecting their communities. These agreements address issues such as the responsibility of Aboriginal groups, their legislative powers and the funding of Aboriginal governments. Self-management agreements can be integrated or isolated in comprehensive fonois debt agreements. 3.10 The Budget Funding Agreement defines the financial contributions that the federal government would provide to the nunatsiavut government and describes the programs and services that the government would provide with this funding. The contract was signed in 2005 (then extended until 2012) for the period 2005-2010. This agreement was then renegotiated and signed for the period 2012-2017. 3.87 We found that, as expected, TOMS contained only information on the state of execution of obligations in land receivables and self-management agreements, including the LILCA. The system was not designed to include bond status in ancillary agreements such as the Inuit Park Labrador Impact and Benefits Agreement.