The Nunavut Agreement contains some of the most prescriptive requirements for federal government procurement in any comprehensive land claims agreement in Canada`s North. In 1973, the Tapirisat Inuit of Canada (ITC) began researching the use and occupation of Inuit lands in the Arctic. Three years later, in 1976, the ITC proposed the idea of creating a territory of Nunavut and the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission, which recommended dividing the Northwest Territories into two electoral districts: the Western Arctic (now the Northwest Territories) and Nunatsiaq (now Nunavut). The Tunngavik Federation of Nunavut (TFN) negotiated the Land Claims Agreement with the federal government in 1982. The vote in the Northwest Territories determined the creation of Nunavut with a majority of 56%. The TFN and representatives of the federal and regional governments signed the Basic Land Claims Agreement in 1990. In 1992, the TFN and federal negotiators agreed on the essential elements of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. On May 25, 1993, Paul Quassa, then President of the Tunngavik Federation of Nunavut, and Brian Mulroney, then Prime Minister of Canada, and Tom Siddon, then Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, signed the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. On July 9, 1993, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the Nunavut Act were passed by the Parliament of Canada and received Royal Assent. In 1998, amendments to the Nunavut Act were passed by Parliament and received Royal Assent. In 1999, on April 1, Nunavut became a reality with an independent government.  The Directive implements requirements across the federal government to ensure that Inuit businesses receive support to apply for government contracts, including real property leases, and to ensure consistent implementation of obligations under Canada`s largest land rights regulation.
the 1993 Agreement between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Region and Her Majesty the Queen in Law of Canada (Nunavut Agreement) (PDF). To address long-standing problems in the implementation of section 24, the section of the Nunavut Agreement that deals with government procurement and procurement, the federal government has released a new set of rules for bureaucrats working in the Nunavut Settlement Area. From a policy perspective, the directive is of paramount importance in the event of a conflict between the directive and other Treasury Board or departmental policy instruments (including the Aboriginal Business Procurement Strategy). The Directive is subject to any conflicting legal obligations, such as . B legal obligations under the Nunavut Agreement, other comprehensive land claims agreements or other legislation. “An agreement on this long-awaited contractual obligation is a testament to what the parties can achieve by working together to achieve common implementation goals.” The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement was signed in Iqaluit on May 25, 1993 by representatives of the Tunngavik Federation of Nunavut (now Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated), the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories. This agreement gave the Inuit of the central and eastern Northwest Territories a separate territory called Nunavut. This is the largest Aboriginal land claim settlement in Canadian history.  The NLCA consists of 42 chapters dealing with a wide range of political and environmental rights and concerns, including wildlife management and harvesting rights, land, water and environmental management programs, parks and protected areas, cultural heritage resources, employment and public procurement, and a range of other issues.  The Agreement identifies two areas at the heart of the Agreement: the first area includes the Arctic islands and the eastern Arctic continent, as well as their adjacent marine areas; the second zone includes the Belcher Islands, associated islands and adjacent marine areas.  “The development of a Nunavut-specific procurement policy directive is a historic step in its implementation.
An agreement on this long-awaited contractual commitment demonstrates what the parties can achieve by working together to achieve common implementation objectives. The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., MPMinister of Crown-Indigenous Relations The federal government took a major step forward last week to fulfill an important commitment made under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement: to make it easier for Inuit businesses to obtain federal government contracts. . . .