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A Federation within a Federation?

2017

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First, the devo- lution of land and resource management from the federal government to the territory, completed in 2014, has expanded the executive, legislative and administrative scope of the public territorial government. [...] It examines three instances of federal institution building within the NWT that are the result of devolution: the creation of the Intergovernmental Council, the introduction of resource revenue sharing and attempts to harmonize regulatory oversight in the territory. [...] Devolution and Indigenous Government in the Northwest Territories These federal-type structures bridge the political and administrative divides between the GNWT — a public government rooted in the settler traditions of the Canadian state — and the constitutionally protected governments of Dene, Métis and Inuvialuit peoples. [...] The creation of Nunavut, for example, was an expansion of the institution of federalism to decentralize political power and control to the Inuit of the eastern Arctic. [...] The federal government politically organized the southern portions of the NWT early in the territory’s history, granting responsible government to it in 1897, and subdividing the prairies into the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan in 1905.

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government education politics democracy school canada culture indigenous peoples inuit law political system devolution further education political process treaty federation first nations territories constitution (law) nunavut northwest territories northern canada land claims devolve devolved devolving devolutionary

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