The Land Claims Agreements Coalition works to ensure that comprehensive land claims
and associated self-government agreements are respected, honoured and fully
implemented in order to achieve their objectives. Formed in 2003, LCAC
membership includes all post-effective date modern treaty holders in Canada.
For Indigenous signatories, modern treaties offer new opportunities for
self-reliance, political and economic development, as well as cultural and
social well-being. They are the basis for building a new and positive
relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the wider Canadian society.
They clarify the terms of the ongoing relationship between Indigenous peoples and
the Crown, and of the Crown’s occupation and use in conjunction with Indigenous
peoples of their traditional lands and resources. In other words, modern
treaties define how resources on traditional lands can be used and co-managed
to the great benefit of all Canadians. Comprehensive land claims agreements affect more than 40 percent of Canada’s lands, waters and resources. Their membership includes the following modern treaty governments and organizations in Canada. The following are coalition members: Council of Yukon First Nations (representing 9 land claim organizations in the Yukon, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), Gwich’in Tribal Council, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Kwanlin Dun First nation, Maa-nulth First Nations, Makivik Corporation, Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach, Nisga’a Nation, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Nunatsiavut Government, Sahtu Secretariat Inc., Tlicho Government, Tsawwassen First Nation, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.