Nunavut Land Claims Agreement

ARTICLE 41

CONTWOYTO LAKE LANDS

PART 1
GENERAL

41.1.1
Upon ratification of the Agreement, Government shall grant to the DIO fee simple title, including the mines and minerals that may be found to exist within, upon or under such lands, to the parcels of lands described in Schedule 41-1.

41.1.2
The lands referred to in Section 41.1.1 shall not have the status of Inuit OwnedLands.

41.1.3
Where the lands referred to in Section 41.1.1 are, immediately before the date of vesting of the lands in the DIO, subject to a right in minerals, other than specified substances, that:

(a)
is not a prospecting licence;

(b)
was granted under the Territorial Lands Act or the Public Lands Grants Act;and

(c)
was at June 12, 1992, enforceable against the Crown,

that right shall continue in accordance with its terms and conditions, including rights under the Territorial Lands Act or the Public Lands Grants Act in force at that date or under any successor legislation applicable to similar interests in Crown lands.

41.1.4
Any provision of successor legislation referred to in Section 41.1.3 that would have the effect of diminishing the rights of the DIO shall only apply with the consent of the DIO.

41.1.5
Sections 21.7.3 to 21.7.7 shall apply to the rights continued by Section 41.1.3 as if they were third party interests referred to in Section 21.7.2.

41.1.6
Sections 19.8.17 to 19.8.19 shall apply to the lands referred to in Section 41.1.1 as if those lands were Inuit Owned Lands.

41.1.7
The DIO shall receive from government whatever consideration is paid or payable to Government by the holder of a right continued by Section 41.1.3 for the use or exploitation of the minerals other than specified substances in respect of any period following the date of vesting.

41.1.8
Article 26 shall apply to a project involving the development or exploitation of but not exploration for the minerals other than specified substances on the lands referred to in Section 41.1.1, as if the project were a Major Development Project as defined in that Article, except that the benefits shall be related to the nature and scale of that portion of the project located on those lands and to the production from those lands relative to project production from other associated lands.

SCHEDULE 41-1
DESCRIPTION OF PARCELS

(Section 41.1.1)

The following parcels of land as shown on National Topographic Series Map 76E on file at the office of the Regional Manager, Land Resources Division of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development at Yellowknife, which map is entitled "Inuit Fee Simple Lands at Contwoyto Lake" and signed on the 21st day of August 1992 by the Parties:

(a)
parcel 01/76E, on the west side of Fry Inlet at Contwoyto Lake, containing 406 square kilometres (approximately 157 square miles), more or less;

(b)
parcel 02/76E, on the east side of Fry Inlet at Contwoyto Lake, containing 166 square kilometres (approximately 64 square miles), more or less.