Nunavut Land Claims Agreement

ARTICLE 3

NUNAVUT SETTLEMENT AREA

PART 1
DESCRIPTION

3.1.1
The Nunavut Settlement Area shall be composed of "Area A", being that portion of the Arctic Islands and mainland of the Eastern Arctic and adjacent marine areas as described in Part 2, and "Area B", being the Belcher Islands, associated islands and adjacent marine areas in Hudson Bay, described in Part 3.

3.1.2
The parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude referred to in this description are derived from the 1:500,000 scale National Topographic Series maps, being North American Datum 1927.

PART 2
AREA A

3.2.1
Area A includes all those lands, water and marine areas enclosed within the following boundary:

(a)
Inuvialuit Settlement Region to Hudson Strait:

Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Commencing at a point on the eastern boundary of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, as described in the Inuvialuit Final Agreement 1984, being the point north of Borden Island where Canada's Territorial Sea Boundary, as set out in the Territorial Sea Geographic Co-ordinates (Area 7) Order, S.O.R./85-872, intersects with 110E00'W longitude;
 

Arctic Islands
thence northeasterly along the Territorial Sea Boundary, north of Cape Columbia (83E07'N latitude and 70E30'W longitude) on Ellesmere Island;
 

thence southerly along the Territorial Sea Boundary off the eastern coasts of Ellesmere, Devon and Bylot Islands, to its intersection with 73E40'N latitude, east of Cape Liverpool on Bylot Island;
 

East Baffin Coast
thence southerly along the Territorial Sea Boundary off the eastern coast of Baffin Island to its intersection with 66E37'N latitude, east of Cape Dyer on Baffin Island;
 

Resolution Island
thence southerly along the Territorial Sea Boundary to its intersection with 61E00'N latitude, southeast of Resolution Island;
 

(b)
Hudson Strait to Hudson Bay:

Hudson Strait
thence due west along said parallel of latitude to its intersection with 64E55'W longitude, south of Resolution Island;
 

thence northwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 61E38'N latitude and 69E00'W longitude, being the point approximately equidistant between Cape Hopes Advance in Quebec and the Gray Goose Islands off the south coast of Baffin;
 

thence northwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 63E15'N latitude and 74E00'W longitude, being the point approximately equidistant between the Baffin Island and northern Quebec coasts;
 

Salisbury Island
thence westerly in a straight line to the intersection of 63E25'N latitude and 76E10'W longitude, being the point approximately equidistant between the northern Quebec and Baffin Island coasts east of Salisbury Island;
 

thence southwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 63E12'N latitude and 77E00'W longitude;
 

Nottingham Island
thence southwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 63E00'N latitude and 77E40'W longitude, southeast of Nottingham Island;
 

Mansel Island
thence southwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 62E30'N latitude and 80E00'W longitude, northwest of Mansel Island;
 

thence southwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 62E00'N latitude and 80E45'W longitude, west of Mansel Island;
 

(c)
Coats Island to Keewatin Coast:

Coats Island
thence westerly in a straight line to a point 15 statute miles due south of Cape Southampton on Coats Island at the approximate intersection of 61E55'N latitude and 83E40'W longitude;
 

Southampton Island
thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point 15 statute miles due south of Cape Kendall on Southampton Island at the approximate intersection of 63E20'N latitude and 87E00'W longitude;
 

Keewatin Coast
thence due west to a point approximately 50 statute miles due east of Chesterfield Inlet at the intersection of 63E20'N latitude and 89E00'W longitude;
 

thence southwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 60E00'N latitude and 93E22'W longitude, being a point approximately 50 statute miles east of the Keewatin coast;
 

(d)
60th Parallel to Inuvialuit Settlement Region:

60th Parallel
thence due west along said parallel to its intersection with 102E00'W longitude, being the intersection of the Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan borders;
 

Thelon River
thence due north to the intersection of 64E14'N latitude and 102E00'W longitude, near the south shore of the Thelon River;
 

Gloworm Lake
thence west northwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 64E50'N latitude and 109E20'W longitude, north of Gloworm Lake;
 

Contwoyto Lake
thence northwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 65E30'N latitude and 110E40' longitude, west of Contwoyto Lake;
 

(ᐃᓄᑦᑎᑐᑦ) Itchen ᑕᓯᖓ
Itchen Lake thence due west to the intersection of 65E30'N latitude and 112E30'Wlongitude, east of Itchen Lake;
 

(e)
Inuvialuit Settlement Region boundary:

Inuvialuit Settlement Region
thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point on the southeastern boundary of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, being the intersection of 68E00'N latitude and 120E40'51"W longitude;
 

thence following the adjusted boundary of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, as set out in the TFN/COPE Agreement of May 19, 1984, to the intersection of 70E00'N latitude and 110E00'W longitude; and finally
 

thence due north along said meridian of longitude, along the eastern boundary of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, to its intersection with the Territorial Sea Boundary north of Borden Island at the point of commencement.
 

PART 3
AREA B

3.3.1
Area B includes all those lands, waters, and marine areas enclosed within the following boundary:

Southeastern Hudson Bay
Commencing at the intersection of 58E10'N latitude and 81E00'W longitude,
 

northwest of the Sleeper Islands, and south of Farmer Island;
 

Marcopeet Islands
thence southeasterly in a straight line to the intersection of 58E00'N latitude and 79E45'W longitude, near the Marcopeet Islands and north of the Sleeper Islands;
 

King George Islands
thence southeasterly in a straight line to the intersection of 57E40'N latitude and 78E00'W longitude, northeast of the King George Islands;
 

thence southeasterly in a straight line to the intersection of 57E00'N latitude and 77E25'W longitude, southeast of the King George Islands and west of the Nastapoka Islands;
 

Salliquit Islands
thence due south along said meridian of longitude to its intersection with 56E22'N latitude, east of the Salliquit Islands and west of the Nastapoka Islands;
 

thence southwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 56E00'N latitude and 77E30'W longitude, east of Innetalling Island and northwest of Duck Island;
 

Belcher Islands
thence southwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 55E45'N latitude and 78E00'W longitude, northwest of Kuujjuarapik, Quebec;
 

thence southwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 55E15'N latitude and 79E00'W longitude, southwest of Kuujjuarapik, Quebec and northeast of Long Island;
 

thence southwesterly in a straight line to the intersection of 55E00'N latitude and 79E45'W longitude, north of Long Island;
 

thence due west along said parallel of latitude to its intersection with 81E00'W longitude, east of Cape Henrietta Maria, Ontario; and finally
 

thence due north along said meridian of longitude to its intersection with 58E10'N at the point of commencement.
 

PART 4
MAP

3.4.1
The map in Schedule 3-1 depicts for general information purposes only, Areas A and B, described in Parts 2 and 3.

PART 5
GREATER CERTAINTY

3.5.1
For greater certainty, Inuit shall enjoy additional rights to areas outside the Nunavut Settlement Area as stipulated by other provisions of the Agreement.

SCHEDULE 3-1
MAP OF THE NUNAVUT SETTLEMENT AREA

(Section 3.4.1)

(for general information purposes only)