Nisga'a Agreement-in-Principle

Date: 1 January 1996
Sub Category:Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) (Canada) | Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement (Canada)
Place:Nass River Valley
State/Country:British Columbia, Canada
Subject Matter:Land Settlement | Compensation
Summary Information:
The Nisga’a Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) was initialled in February 1996 and was formally signed on March 22, 1996. The AIP set the foundations for a future Final Agreement. Key provisions include agreement for a $190 million transfer to the Nisga’a Nation and the creation of a Nisga’a Central Government. Under the AIP, the Nisga’a Government will have ownership of and jurisdiction over approximately 2000 square kilometres of land in the Nass River Valley.

Related Entries

  • Nisga'a Final Agreement
  • Nisga'a Nation Own Source Revenue Agreement
  • Nisga'a Nation Taxation Agreement
  • Nisga'a Nation Fiscal Financing Agreement
  • Nisga'a Framework Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Government of British Columbia - Signatory
  • Government of Canada - Signatory
  • Nisga'a Tribal Council - Signatory
  • People
  • Nisga'a Nation
  • Case Law
  • Calder v Attorney-General of British Columbia (1973)

  • References

    Case Law
    (1973) Calder v Attorney-General of British Columbia (1973) 34 DLR (3d) 145
    Media Release
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2000) A New Beginning for a New Millenium at Nisga'a Nation
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2004) Chronology of Events Leading to the Final Agreement with the Nisga'a Tribal Council
    Hamer Foster (2000) Why is there a Treaty Process in B.C.?
    (1996) Nisga'a Treaty Negotiations Agreement-In-Principle


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