Section 5. Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians 1 - February 14, 1995

Contracting Authorities should refer to the Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians Articles 1 and 2 for Definitions and General Provisions. This section of the policy reflects the Government contracting obligations addressed in Articles 6.4, 13.1.1.3, and 22.5.0 of the Agreement.

6.4.0 GOVERNMENT ACCESS

6.4.1 Government, its agents and contractors shall have a right of access to enter, cross and stay on Undeveloped Settlement land and use natural resources incidental to such access to deliver, manage and maintain Government programs and projects, including but not limited to the necessary alterations of land and watercourses by earth moving equipment for routine and emergency maintenance of transportation corridors.

6.4.2 A Person authorised by Law to provide utilities for public purposes including electricity, telecommunications and municipal services shall have a right of access to enter, cross and stay on Undeveloped Settlement Land to carry out site investigations, assessments, surveys and studies in relation to proposed services after Consultation with the affected Yukon First Nation prior to exercising such access.

6.4.3 The right of access provided in 6.4.1 and 6.4.2 shall be subject to the conditions that there shall be no:

6.4.3.1 mischief committed on the Settlement Land;

6.4.3.2 fee or charge payable to the affected Yukon First Nation; or

6.4.3.3 unnecessary interference with the use and peaceful enjoyment of its Settlement Land by the Yukon First Nation.

6.4.4 Any Person exercising a right of access pursuant to 6.4.1 and 6.4.2 shall be liable only for significant damage to Settlement Land and any improvements on Settlement Land caused by the exercise of such right of access. Significant damage does not include necessary alteration of Settlement Land or watercourses required to maintain transportation corridors referred to in 6.4.1.

6.4.5 The right of access provided in 6.4.1 and 6.4.2 may be exercised:

6.4.5.1. for a period of no more than 120 consecutive days for any single program or project without the consent of the affected Yukon First Nation except that notice where reasonable, shall be given; and

6.4.5.2 for a period of more than 120 consecutive days with the consent of the affected Yukon First Nation or, failing consent, with an order of the Surface Rights Board setting out the terms and conditions of access.

6.4.6 The Surface Rights Board shall not make an order under 6.4.5.2 unless the Person seeking access satisfies the Board that:

6.4.6.1 such access is reasonably required; and

6.4.6.2 such access is not also practicable and reasonable across Crown Land.

6.4.7 Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the lawful authority of Government to carry out inspections and enforce Law on Settlement Land.

13.1.0 HERITAGE OBJECTIVES

13.1.1.3 To involve equitably Yukon First Nations and Government, in the manner set out in this chapter, in the management of the Heritage Resources of the Yukon, consistent with a respect for Yukon Indian values and culture.

13.12.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

13.12.1 Economic opportunities, including training, employment and contract opportunities for Yukon Indian People at Designated Heritage Sites and other facilities related to Heritage Resources, shall be considered in Yukon First Nation Final Agreements.

15.7.0 EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

15.7.1 Where employment in surveying of Settlement Land is generated as a direct consequence of a Yukon First Nation Final Agreement, the parties to the Yukon First Nation Final Agreement shall negotiate as part of the Yukon First Nation Final Agreement, the participation qualifications or experience, in such employment, and the determination of such qualifications and experience.

15.7.2 Where economic opportunities and benefits are associated with the survey of Settlement Land, Yukon First Nations shall have access to these opportunities and benefits. Any contract issued for the survey of Settlement land shall contain the condition that Yukon Indian People and Yukon First Nation businesses with the necessary qualifications and experience shall be given first consideration in providing technical and support services associated with the contract. A list of Yukon First Nation businesses and Yukon Indian People interested in providing such services to potential contractors for such surveys of a Yukon First Nation's Settlement Land shall be included with all requests for proposals, and documentary proof the Yukon First Nation's businesses and Yukon Indian People were given first consideration shall form part of a contractor's proposal.

22.3.0 YUKON FIRST NATION FINAL AGREEMENTS

22.3.3 Each Yukon First nation Final Agreement shall provide for specific economic measures which shall address:

22.3.3.1 access to employment and contract opportunities for Yukon Indian People generated as a direct consequence of the Settlement Agreements;

22.3.3.2 access to employment and contract opportunities for Yukon Indian People generated as a direct consequence of the land and resource management regime set out in the Umbrella Final Agreement;

22.3.3.4 the interest of Yukon First Nations in strategic investments in areas such as transportation, culture, communication, agriculture, renewable resource services, energy resources, industry and tourism.

22.5.0 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEASURES: CONTRACTING

22.5.1 The Yukon, at the time it publicly invites tenders, shall provide written notice to those Yukon First Nations who have indicated a wish to be advised of public tenders. Where bidders' lists or similar methods are used, the Yukon shall notify those Yukon First Nations who have indicated their interest in contracting and their ability to supply the tendered goods and services.

22.5.4 For contracts to be awarded in the Yukon, Canada undertakes to include on contract lists those qualified Yukon First Nations who have indicated an interest in contracting.

22.5.5 A Yukon First Nation may request information from a federal contacting authority on contracts awarded in the Yukon. Where such information is publicly available, the authority shall make all reasonable efforts to provide the requested information.

22.5.6 At the request of Yukon Indian People, Government shall provide information on how to access Government supply and services contracts and standing offers, and how to register on lists or inventories which Government uses for contracting.

22.5.7 Where practicable, provision of information in 22.5.6 shall be through seminars and workshops.

22.5.8 Government shall ensure that Yukon Indian People and Yukon First Nations' corporations are advised on how to access Government contracting, and that such individuals and businesses are given full opportunity to be registered on any lists or inventories Government uses for contracting purposes.

22.5.9 Any criteria for northern preference in contracting shall not exclude Yukon Indian People.

Section 5.1 First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Final Agreement - February 14, 1995

This section of the policy reflects the Government contracting obligations addressed in Articles 6.4.0, 13.1.1.3, and 22.5.0 of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Final Agreement.

6.4.0 GOVERNMENT ACCESS

6.4.1 Government, its agents and contractors shall have a right of access to enter, cross and stay on Undeveloped Settlement Land and use natural resources incidental to such access to deliver, manage and maintain Government programs and projects, including but not limited to the necessary alterations of land and watercourses by earth moving equipment for routine and emergency maintenance of transportation corridors.

6.4.2 A Person authorised by Law to provide utilities for public purposes including electricity, telecommunications and municipal services shall have a right of access to enter, cross and stay on Undeveloped Settlement Land to carry out site investigations, assessments, surveys and studies in relation to proposed services after Consultation with the affected Yukon First Nation prior to exercising such access.

6.4.3 The right of access provided in 6.4.1 and 6.4.2 shall be subject to the conditions that there shall be no:

6.4.3.1 mischief committed on the Settlement Land;

6.4.3.2 fee or charge payable to the affected Yukon First Nation; or

6.4.3.3 unnecessary interference with the use and peaceful enjoyment of its Settlement Land by the Yukon First Nation.

6.4.4 Any Person exercising a right of access pursuant to 6.4.1 and 6.4.2 shall be liable only for significant damage to Settlement Land and any improvements on Settlement Land caused by the exercise of such right of access. Significant damage does not include necessary alteration of Settlement Land or watercourses required to maintain transportation corridors referred to in 6.4.1.

6.4.5 The right of access provided in 6.4.1 and 6.4.2 may be exercised:

6.4.5.1 for a period of no more than 120 consecutive days for any single program or project without the consent of the affected Yukon First nation except that notice, where reasonable, shall be given; and

6.4.5.2 for a period of more than 120 consecutive days with the consent of the affected Yukon First Nation or, failing consent, with an order of the Surface Rights Board setting out the terms and conditions of access.

6.4.6 The Surface Right Board shall not make an order under 6.4.5.2 unless the Person seeking access satisfies the Board that:

6.4.6.1 such access is reasonably required; and

6.4.6.2 such access is not also practicable and reasonable across Crown Land

6.4.7 Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the lawful authority of Government to carry out inspections and enforce Law on Settlement Land.

13.1.0 HERITAGE OBJECTIVES

13.1.1.3 To involve equitably Yukon First Nations and Government in the manner set out in this chapter, in the management of the Heritage Resources of the Yukon, consistent with a respect for Yukon Indian values and culture.

13.12.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

13.12.1.1 Government shall provide written notice to the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun of any invitation for public tenders in respect of contracts for public tenders in respect of contracts associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Nacho Nyak Dun within the Traditional Territory of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun.

13.12.1.2 The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun shall have the first opportunity to accept any fixed term contract offered by Government associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Nacho Nyak Dun within the Traditional Territory of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun.

13.12.1.3 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 13.12.1.1 shall not affect the public tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

13.12.1.4 Any failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 13.12.1.2 shall not affect any fixed term contract entered into associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to Nacho Nyak Dun within the Traditional territory of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun.

13.12.1.5 Government shall include in any contract opportunities associated with the management of a Designated Heritage site directly related to the history or culture of Nacho Nyak Dun within the Traditional Territory of the First Nation or the Nacho Nyak Dun:

  1. a criterion for Nacho Nyak Dun employment; and
  2. a criterion for special knowledge or experience of Nacho Nyak Dun which is related to the Heritage Site.

13.12.1.6 Nothing in 13.12.1.5 shall be construed to mean that a criterion for employment or special knowledge or experience be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

13.12.1.7 In 13.12.1.1 to 13.12.1.6, "Traditional Territory" does not include the primary Use Area to the extent necessary to give effect to 9.7.2 and 9.7.5 of the Gwich'in Transboundary Agreement.

15.7.0 EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

15.7.1.1 In evaluating any competitive proposal, bid or tender for the survey of First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Settlement Land, Government shall include among the factors for consideration, Nacho Nyak Dun employment, Nacho Nyak Dun ownership or equity investment in the firm submitting the proposal, bid or tender, and in any subcontractor to that firm.

15.7.1.2 The determination of the qualifications and experience appropriate for the survey of First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Settlement Land shall be set out in the economic development opportunities plan required pursuant to 22.3.1.

  1. Government and the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun may agree on the determination of qualifications and experience appropriate for the survey pending the completion of the economic development opportunities plan required pursuant to 22.3.1.

15.7.1.3 Nothing in 15.7.1.1 shall be construed to mean that the criterion for Nacho Nyak Dun employment or Nacho Nyak Dun ownership or equity investment shall be the determining criteria in awarding any contract.

17.14.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

17.14.2.1 Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to affect the ability of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun to apply for and obtain a commercial timber permit on Non-Settlement Land or to negotiate a timber harvesting agreement with Government in accordance with Laws of General Application.

17.14.2.2 Government shall provide written notice to the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun of any invitation for public tenders in respect of contracts associated with silviculture within the Traditional Territory for the first Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun.

17.14.2.3 The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun shall have the first opportunity to accept any fixed term contract offered by Government associated with silviculture within the Traditional Territory of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun.

17.14.2.4 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 17.14.2.2 shall not affect the public tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

17.14.2.5 Failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 17.14.2.3 shall not affect any fixed term contract entered into associated with silviculture within the Traditional Territory of the First nation of Nacho Nyak Dun.

17.14.2.6 Government shall include a criterion for Nacho Nyak Dun employment in any contract opportunities associated with silviculture within the Traditional Territory of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun.

17.14.2.7 Nothing in 17.14.2.6 shall be construed to mean that a criterion for Nacho Nyak Dun employment shall be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

17.14.2.9 In 17.14.2.3 to 17.14.2.7, "Traditional Territory" does not include the Primary Use Area to the extent necessary to give effect to 13.6.2 to 13.6.8 or the Gwich'in Transboundary Agreement.

22.5.0 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEASURES: CONTRACTING

22.5.4 For contracts to be awarded in the Yukon, Canada undertakes to include on contract lists those qualified Yukon First nations who have indicated an interest in contracting.

22.5.5 A Yukon First Nation may request information from a federal contracting authority on contracts awarded in the Yukon. Where such information is publicly available, the authority shall make all reasonably efforts to provide the requested information.

22.5.6 At the request of Yukon Indian People, Government shall provide information on how to access Government Supply and Services contracts and standing offers, and how to register on lists or inventories which Government uses for contracting.

22.5.7 Where practicable, provision of information in 22.5.6 shall be through seminars and workshops.

22.5.8 Government shall ensure that Yukon Indian People and Yukon First Nations' corporations are advised on how to access Government contracting, and that such individuals and businesses are given full opportunity to be registered on any lists or inventories Government uses for contracting purposes.

22.5.9 Any criteria for northern preference in contracting shall not exclude Yukon Indian People.

Section 5.2 Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Final Agreement -
February 14, 1995

This section of the policy reflects the Government contracting obligations addressed in Articles 6.4.0, 13.1.1.3, 13.12.0 and 22.5.0 of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Final Agreement.

6.4.0 GOVERNMENT ACCESS

Same as Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians, Article 6.4.0 in this appendix.

9.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

9.32 The Canadian Parks Service shall provide the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations with a right of first refusal to accept any contract offered by the Canadian Parks Service for the use of horses in the Park, which right of first refusal shall be offered in the following manner:

9.3.1 the Canadian Parks Service shall provide notice to the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations specifying the terms and conditions of the contract;

9.3.2 where the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations does not tender acceptance, the Canadian Parks Service may offer the contract publicly on the same terms and conditions specified in the notice pursuant to 9.3.1; and

9.3.3 if the contract offered publicly is not accepted, the Canadian Parks Service may re-offer the contract on new terms and conditions in accordance with the procedure set out in 9.3.

9.4 The Canadian Parks Service shall provide the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations with a right of first refusal to accept any contract offered by the Canadian Parks Service for the construction of trails or construction or maintenance of roads in the Park, which right of first refusal shall be offered in the following manner:

9.4.1 the Canadian Parks Service shall provide notice to the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations specifying the terms and conditions of the contract;

9.4.2 where the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations does not tender acceptance within 30 days, the Canadian Parks Service may offer the contract publicly on the same terms and conditions specified in the notice pursuant to 9.4.1; and

9.4.3 if the contract offered publicly is not accepted, the Canadian Parks Service may re-offer the contract on new terms and conditions in accordance with the procedure set out in 9.4.

13.1.0 HERITAGE: OBJECTIVES

13.1.1 Same as Article 2.1 from Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians in this appendix.

13.12.1 Economic opportunities, including training, employment and contract opportunities for Yukon Indian People at Designated Heritage Sites and other facilities related to Heritage Resources, shall be considered in Yukon First Nation Final Agreements.

13.12.1.1 Government shall provide written notice to the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations of any invitation for public tenders in respect of contracts associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Champagne and Aishihik people within the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Traditional Territory.

13.12.1.2 The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations shall have the first opportunity to accept any fixed term contract offered by Government associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Champagne and Aishihik People within the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Traditional Territory.

13.12.1.3 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 13.12.1.1 shall not affect the public tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

13.12.1.4 Any failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 13.12.1.2 shall not affect any fixed term contract entered into associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to Champagne and Aishihik People within the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Traditional Territory.

13.12.1.5 Government shall include in any contract opportunities associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Champagne and Aishihik People within the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Traditional Territory:

(a) criterion for the employment of Champagne and Aishihik People; and

(b) a criterion for special knowledge or experience of Champagne and Aishihik People which is related to the Designated Heritage Site.

13.12.1.6 Nothing in 13.12.1.5 shall be construed to mean that a criterion for employment or special knowledge or experience be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

15.7.0 EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

15.7.1.1 In evaluating any competitive proposal, bid or tender for the survey of Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Settlement Land, Government shall include among the factors for consideration, Champagne and Aishihik Person employment, Champagne and Aishihik Person ownership or equity investment in the firm submitting the proposal, bid or tender, and in any subcontractor to that firm.

15.7.1.2 The determination of the qualifications and experience appropriate for the survey of Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Settlement Land shall be set out in the economic development opportunities plan required by 22.3.1.

(a) Government and the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations may agree on the determination of qualifications and experience appropriate for the survey pending the completion of the economic development opportunities plan required by 22.3.1.

15.7.1.3 Nothing in 15.7.1.1 shall be construed to mean that the criterion for Champagne and Aishihik Person employment or ownership or equity investment shall be the determining criteria in awarding any contract.

17.14.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

17.14.2.2 Government shall provide written notice to the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations of any invitation for public tenders for contracts associated with silviculture within the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Traditional Territory.

17.14.2.3 The Champagne Aishihik First Nations shall have the first opportunity to accept any fixed term contract offered by Government associated with silviculture within the Champagne Aishihik First Nations Traditional Territory.

17.14.2.6 Government shall include a criterion for Champagne Aishihik Person employment in any contract opportunities associated with silviculture within the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Traditional Territory.

22.5.0 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEASURES: CONTRACTING

Same as Article 22.5.0, Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians, in this appendix.

Section 5.3 Teslin Tlingit Council Final Agreement - February 14, 1995

This section of the policy reflects the Government contracting obligations addressed in Articles 6.4.0, 13.1.1.3, and 22.5.0 of the Teslin Tlingit Council Final Agreement.

6.4.0 GOVERNMENT ACCESS

Same as Article 6.4.0, Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians in this appendix.

13.1.0 HERITAGE: OBJECTIVES

Same as Article 13.1.0, Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians in this appendix.

13.12.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

13.12.1.1 Government shall provide written notice to the Teslin Tlingit Council of any invitation for public tenders for contracts associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory.

13.12.1.2 The Teslin Tlingit Council shall have the first opportunity to accept any fixed term contract offered by Government associated with the management of Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Teslin Tlingit within the Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory.

13.12.1.3 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 13.12.1.1 shall not affect the public tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

13.12.1.4 Any failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 13.12.1.2 shall not affect any fixed term contract entered into associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Teslin Tlingit in the Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory.

13.12.1.5 Government shall include in any contract opportunities associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Teslin Tlingit in the Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory:

  1. a criterion for Teslin Tlingit employment; and
  2. a criterion for special Teslin Tlingit knowledge or experience related to the Heritage Site.

13.12.1.6 Nothing in 13.12.1.5 shall be construed to mean that a criterion for Teslin Tlingit employment or for special Teslin Tlingit knowledge or experience shall be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

15.7.0 EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

15.7.1.1 In evaluating any competitive proposal, bid or tender for the survey of Teslin Tlingit Council Settlement Land, Government shall include among the factors for consideration Teslin Tlingit employment and Teslin Tlingit ownership or equity investment in the firm submitting the subcontractor to that firm.

15.7.1.2 The determination of the qualifications and experience appropriate for the survey of Teslin Tlingit Council Settlement Land shall be set out in the economic development opportunities plan required pursuant to 22.3.1.

(a) Government and the Teslin Tlingit Council may agree on the determination of qualifications and experience appropriate for the survey pending the completion of the economic development opportunities plan required by 22.3.1.

15.7.1.3 Nothing in 15.7.1.1 shall be construed to mean that the inclusion of Teslin Tlingit employment or Teslin Tlingit ownership or equity investment shall be the determining criteria in the award of any contract.

17.14.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

17.14.2.2 Government shall provide written notice to the Teslin Tlingit Council of any invitation for public tenders for contracts associated with silviculture within the Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory.

17.14.2.3 The Teslin Tlingit Council shall have the first opportunity to accept any fixed term contract offered by Government associated with silviculture within the Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory.

17.14.2.4 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 17.14.2.2 shall not affect the public tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

17.14.2.5 Any failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 17.14.2.3 shall not affect any fixed term contract entered into associated with silviculture within the Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory.

17.14.2.6 Government shall include a criterion for Teslin Tlingit employment in any contract opportunities associated with silviculture in the Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory.

17.14.2.7 Nothing in 17.14.2.6 shall be construed to mean that a criterion for Teslin Tlingit employment shall be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

22.5.0 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEASURES: CONTRACTING

Same as Article 22.5.0, Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians in this appendix.

Section 5.4 Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Agreement - February 14, 1995

This section of the policy reflects the Government contracting obligations addressed in Articles 9.6, 9.7 and 9.8 (Chapter 10, Schedule A), 6.4.0, 13.1.1.3, and 22.5.0 of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Agreement.

6.4.0 GOVERNMENT ACCESS

Same as Article 6.4.0, Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians, in this appendix.

9.1 ECONOMIC AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

9.63 The Canadian Parks Service shall provide timely written notice to the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation of any invitation by the Canadian Parks Service respecting contracts for the provision of goods and services in the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory for the development, operation and management of the Park.

9.7 The Canadian Parks Service shall provide the Vuntut Gwitchin with a right of first refusal to accept any contract offered by the Canadian Parks Service for the construction or maintenance of trails within the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory in the following manner:

9.7.1 the Canadian Parks Service shall provide notice to the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation specifying the terms and conditions of the contract;

9.7.2 the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation shall have 30 days from the date the notice in 9.7.1 is received to advise the Park superintendent in writing whether it is exercising its right of first refusal under 9.7;

9.7.3 if the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation does not exercise its right of first refusal under 9.7, the Canadian Parks Service may offer the contract publicly on the same terms and conditions specified in the notice pursuant to 9.7.1; and

9.7.4 if the contract offered publicly is not accepted, the Canadian Parks Service may re-offer the contract on new terms and conditions in accordance with the procedure set out in 9.7.

9.8 For any contracts tendered publicly by the Canadian Parks Service, other than the contracts referred to in 9.7, the Canadian Parks Service shall include, where appropriate, criteria for:

9.8.1 knowledge of Vuntut Gwitchin language, culture, society or traditional knowledge of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory; and

9.8.2 the employment of Vuntut Gwitchin professional services, the use of Vuntut Gwitchin professional services, the use of Vuntut Gwitchin suppliers, on-the-job training or skills development for Vuntut Gwitchin,

in the specifications for the tendering of contracts related to the procurement of goods and services for the Park.

9.9 Nothing in 9.8 shall be construed to mean that a criterion included in 9.8 shall be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

9.10 Failure to provide timely written notice pursuant to 9.6 and 9.7 shall not affect the public tender process or the contracts resulting therefrom.

13.12.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

13.12.1.1 Government shall provide written notice to the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation of any invitation for public tenders for contracts associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Yukon Indian People within the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory.

13.12.1.3 The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation shall have the first opportunity to accept any fixed term contract offered by Government associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history and culture of Yukon Indian People within the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory.

13.12.1.4 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 13.12.1.1 shall not affect the public tender process the contract awards resulting therefor.

13.12.1.5 Any failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 13.12.1.3 shall not affect any fixed term contract entered into associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Yukon Indian people within the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory.

13.12.1.6 Government shall include in any contract opportunities associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history and culture of Yukon Indian People in the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory:

(a) a criterion for Vuntut Gwitchin employment; and

(b) a criterion for special Vuntut Gwitchin knowledge or experience related to the Heritage Site.

13.12.1.7 Nothing in 13.12.1.6 shall be construed to mean that a criterion for Vuntut Gwitchin employment or special knowledge or experience shall be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

13.1.0 HERITAGE: OBJECTIVES

Same as Article 13.1.0, Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians, in this appendix.

15.7.0 EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

15.7.1.1 In evaluating any competitive proposal, bid or tender for the survey of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Settlement Land, the Government shall include among the factors for consideration Vuntut Gwitchin employment and Vuntut Gwitchin investment in the firm submitting the proposal bid or tender, and in any subcontractor to that firm.

15.7.1.2 The determination of the qualifications and experience appropriate for the survey of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Settlement Land shall be set out in the economic development opportunities plan required by 22.3.1.

(a) Government and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation may agree on the determination of qualifications and experience appropriate for the survey pending the completion of the economic development opportunities plan required by 22.3.1.

15.7.1.3 Nothing in 15.7.1.1 shall be construed to mean that the criterion for Vuntut Gwitchin employment or ownership or equity investment shall be the determining criteria in the award of any contract.

17.14.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

17.14.2.2 Government shall provide written notice to the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation of any invitation for public tenders for contracts associated with silviculture within the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory.

17.14.2.3 The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation shall have the first opportunity to accept any fixed term contract offered by Government associated with silviculture within the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory.

17.14.2.4 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 17.14.2.2 shall not affect the public tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

17.14.2.5 Any failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 17.14.2.3 shall not affect any fixed term contract entered into associated with silviculture within the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory.

17.14.2.6 Government shall include a criterion for Vuntut Gwitchin employment in any contract opportunities associated with silviculture in the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory.

17.14.2.7 In evaluating any competitive proposal, bid or tender for the management of forest resources in the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory, the Government shall include among the factors for consideration, Vuntut Gwitchin employment and Vuntut Gwitchin ownership or equity investment in the firm or its subcontractors submitting the proposal, bid or tender.

17.14.2.8 Nothing in 17.14.2.6 or 17.14.2.7 shall be construed to mean that the inclusion of Vuntut Gwitchin employment or Vuntut Gwitchin ownership or equity investment shall be the determining criteria in the award of any contract.

22.5.0 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEASURES: CONTRACTING

Same as Article 22.5.0.0, Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians, in this appendix.

Section 5.5. Selkirk First Nation Final Agreement
(Pursuant to Order in Council P.C. 1997-1369 dated September 25, 1997)

This section of the policy reflects the Government contracting obligations addressed in Articles 5.1 and 5.2 (Chapter 13, Schedule A), 13.1, 15.7 and 17.14 of the Selkirk First Nation Final Agreement.

5.14 The Selkirk First Nation and Selkirk Firms shall have the first opportunity to accept any contracting opportunity associated with Fort Selkirk offered by Government, the Selkirk First Nation, or Government and the Selkirk First Nation on the same terms and conditions as would be offered to others.

5.2 The Selkirk First Nation and Selkirk Firms shall have the first right to all economic opportunities identified in the Approved Management Plan at Fort Selkirk provided that activities arising from such opportunities shall be undertaken in a manner consistent with the Approved Management Plan.

13.1.0 HERITAGE: OBJECTIVES

13.1.1. Same as Article 2.1 from Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians in this appendix.

13.12.1.1 Government shall provide written notice to the Selkirk First Nation of any public tender for contracts associated with a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Selkirk People within the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation.

13.12.1.2 Government shall include the Selkirk First Nation in any invitational tender for contracts associated with a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Selkirk People within the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation.

13.12.1.3 The Selkirk First Nation shall have the first opportunity to accept any contract offered by Government other than by public or invitational tenders, associated with a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Selkirk People within the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation upon the same terms and conditions as would be offered to others.

13.12.1.4 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 13.12.1.1 shall not affect the public tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

13.12.1.5 Any failure to include the Selkirk First Nation in any invitational tender for contracts pursuant to 13.12.1.2 shall not affect the invitational tender process, or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

13.12.1.6 Any failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 13.12.1.3 shall not affect any contract entered into associated with a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Selkirk People within the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation.

13.12.1.7 Government shall include in any contract opportunities associated with a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Selkirk People within the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation:

(a) a criterion for the employment of Selkirk People or engagement of Selkirk Firms; and

(b) a criterion for special knowledge or experience of Selkirk People related to the Designated Heritage Site

13.12.1.8 Nothing in 13.12.1.7 shall be construed to mean that a criterion for employment of Selkirk People or engagement of Selkirk Firms or special knowledge or experience of Selkirk People shall be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

15.7.0 EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

15.7.1.1 In evaluating any competitive proposal, bid or tender for the survey of Selkirk First Nation Settlement Land, Government shall include among the factors for consideration, employment of Selkirk People, and Selkirk First Nation and Selkirk People ownership or equity investment in the firm submitting the proposal, bid or tender, and in any subcontractor to that firm

15.7.1.2 Selkirk First Nation and Government shall ensure that qualifications and experience requirements for employment of Selkirk People in the surveying of Selkirk First Nation Settlement Land, shall be established at levels appropriate to the nature of the tasks being performed in that employment, and shall take into account the local knowledge of Selkirk People.

15.7.1.3 Qualified Selkirk People shall have first priority for employment in the surveying of Selkirk First Nation Settlement Land on the same terms and conditions that such employment is offered to any other person with the appropriate qualifications and experience.

15.7.1.4 Nothing in 15.7.1.1 shall be construed to mean that the criterion for employment of Selkirk People, or Selkirk First Nation or Selkirk People ownership or equity investment shall be the determining criteria in awarding a contract.

17.14.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

17.14.2.2 Government shall provide written notice to the Selkirk First Nation of any public tender for contracts associated with Forest Resources Management within the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation.

17.14.2.3 Government shall include the Selkirk First Nation in any invitational tender for contracts associated with Forest Resources Management within the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation.

17.14.2.4 The Selkirk First Nation shall have the first opportunity to accept any contract offered by Government other than by public or invitational tender associated with silviculture within the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation upon the same terms and conditions as would be offered to others.

17.14.2.5 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 17.14.2.2 shall not affect the invitational tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

17.14.2.6 Any failure to include the Selkirk First Nation in any invitational tender for contracts pursuant to 17.14.2.3 shall not affect the invitational tender process or the contracts awards resulting therefrom.

17.14.2.7 Any failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 17.14.2.4 shall not affect any contract entered into associated with silviculture within the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation.

17.14.2.8 Government shall include a criterion for employment of Selkirk People or engagement of Selkirk Firms in any contract opportunities associated with silviculture in the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation.

17.14.2.9 Nothing in 17.14.2.8 shall be construed to mean that a criterion for employment of Selkirk People or engagement of Selkirk Firms shall be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

17.14.2.10 Where Government requires Extra Fire Fighters to fight forest fires within the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk Firs Nation it shall, where practicable, hire Selkirk People.

17.14.2.11 Government shall, prior to April 1st of each year, consult with Selkirk First Nation with a view to identifying economic and employment opportunities for Selkirk People associated with firefighting in the Traditional Territory of the Selkirk First Nation

Section 5.6. Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Final Agreement
(Pursuant to Order In Council P.C. 1997-1419 dated October 1, 1997)

This section of the policy reflects the Government contracting obligations addressed in Articles 13.1, 15.7 and 17.14 of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Final Agreement.

13.1.0 HERITAGE: OBJECTIVES

13.1.1 Same as Article 2.1 from Section 5, Umbrella Final Agreement, Council for Yukon Indians in this appendix.

13.12.1 Economic opportunities, including training, employment and contract opportunities for Yukon Indian People at Designated Heritage Sites and other facilities related to Heritage Resources, shall be considered in Yukon First Nation Final Agreements.

13.12.1.1 Government shall provide written notice to the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation of any invitation for public tenders for contracts associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Little Salmon/Carmacks People within the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nations.

13.12.1.2 Government shall include the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation in any invitational tender for contracts associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

13.12.1.3 The Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation shall have the first opportunity to accept any contract offered by Government other than by public or invitational tender associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Little Salmon/Carmacks People within the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation upon the same terms and conditions as would be offered to others.

13.12.1.4 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 13.12.1.1 shall not affect the public tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

13.12.1.5 Any failure to include the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation in any invitational tender for contracts pursuant to 13.12.1.2 shall not affect the invitational tender process, or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

13.12.1.6 Any failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 13.12.1.3 shall not affect any contract entered into associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Little Salmon/Carmacks People within the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks Nation.

13.12.1.7 Government shall include in any contract opportunity associated with the management of a Designated Heritage Site directly related to the history or culture of Little Salmon/Carmacks People in the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nations:

a) a criterion for Little Salmon/Carmacks People employment; and

b) a criterion for special knowledge or experience of Little Salmon/Carmacks People related to the Designated Heritage Site.

13.12.1.8 Nothing in 13.12.1.7 shall be construed to mean that a criterion for Little Salmon/Carmacks People employment or for special knowledge or experience of Little Salmon/Carmacks People shall be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

15.7.0 EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

15.7.1.1. In evaluating any competitive proposal, bid or tender for the survey of Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Settlement Land, Government shall include among the factors for consideration, employment of Little Salmon/Carmacks People, and Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation and equity investment in the firm submitting the proposal, bid or tender, and in any subcontractor to that firm.

15.7.1.2 Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation and Government shall ensure that qualifications and experience requirements for employment of Little Salmon/Carmacks People in the surveying of Little Salmon/Carmacks People Settlement Land shall be established at levels appropriate to the nature of the tasks being performed in that employment, and shall take into account the local knowledge of Little Salmon/Carmacks People.

15.7.1.3 Qualified Little Salmon/Carmacks People shall have first priority for employment in the surveying of Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Settlement Land on the same terms and conditions that such employment is offered to any other person with the appropriate qualification and experience.

15.7.1.4 Nothing in 15.7.1.1 shall be construed to mean that the criterion for employment of Little Salmon/Carmacks People or Little Salmon/Carmacks People ownership or equity investment shall be the determining criterion in the award of the contract.

17.14.0 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

17.14.2.1 Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to affect the ability of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation to apply for and obtain a commercial timber permit on Non-Settlement Land or to negotiate a timber harvesting agreement with Government in accordance with Laws of General Application.

17.14.2.2 Government shall provide written notice to the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation of any public tender for contracts associated with Forest Resources Management within the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

17.14.2.3 Government shall include the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation in any invitational tender for contracts associated with Forest Resources Management within the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

17.14.2.4 The Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation shall have the first opportunity to accept any contract offered by Government other than by public or invitational tender associated with silviculture within the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation upon the same terms and conditions as would be offered to others.

17.14.2.5 Any failure to provide written notice pursuant to 17.14.2.2 shall not affect the public tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

17.14.2.6 Any failure to include the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation in any invitational tender for contracts pursuant to 17.14.2.3 shall not affect the invitational tender process or the contract awards resulting therefrom.

17.14.2.7 Any failure to provide a first opportunity pursuant to 17.14.2.4 shall not affect any contract entered into associated with silviculture within the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

17.14.2.8 Government shall not include a criterion for employment of Little Salmon/ Carmacks People in any contract opportunities associated with silviculture in the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.

17.14.2.9 Nothing in 17.14.2.8 shall be construed to mean that a criterion for employment of Little Salmon/Carmacks People shall be the determining criterion in awarding any contract.

17.14.2.10 Where Government requires Extra Fire Fighters to fight forest fires within the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation it shall, where practicable, hire Little Salmon/Carmacks People.

17.14.2.11 Government shall, prior to April 1st of each year, consult with Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation or its designate, with a view to identifying economic and employment opportunities for Little Salmon/Carmacks People associated with firefighting in the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.


1 The Council for Yukon Indians is now known as the Council of Yukon First Nations.

2 Articles 9.3 and 9.4 refer to Chapter 10, Schedule A of the Agreement, and not Chapter 9.

3 Articles 9.6; 9.7; 9.8; 9.8.1; and 9.8.2 refer to Chapter 10, Schedule A of the Agreement, and not Chapter 9.

4 Articles 5.1 and 5.2 refer to Chapter 13, Schedule A, and not Chapter 5.

 

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