The Sahtu Dene and Métis Land Claim Agreement, signed in 1993, allocated title of approximately 41,000 square kilometres of land within the Sahtu Settlement Area to the Sahtu Dene and Métis people. This Land Claim Agreement also recognized certain rights and privileges of the Sahtu Dene and Métis people on Crown Lands within the Settlement Area. The map depicts the boundaries of the Sahtu Settlement Area, the districts and the location of claimed land. Documentation of consultation and consent by appropriate agencies is required for the issuing of an Aurora Research Institute Scientific Research Licence.
Sahtu Crown and Private Lands
If your research on Crown Lands within the Sahtu Settlement Area will extend for a period of greater than 200 person days, then you will require a Land Use Permit from the Sahtu Land and Water Board, which is responsible for issuing land use permits.
Additionally, if your research will take place on Private Lands within the Sahtu Settlement Area, you must also contact the appropriate District Land Corporation, to seek access to those Lands:
Déline Land Corporation
P.O. Box 156
Phone: (867) 589.8100
Fax: (867) 589-8101
Tulita District Land Corporation Limited
c/o Tulita Métis Land Corporation
Phone: (867) 588-3734
Fax: (867) 588-4025
K’ahsho Got’ine District (Colville Lake and Fort Good Hope)
K'ahsho Got'ine Land Corporation Limited
P.O. Box 80
Fort Good Hope, NT
Phone: (867) 598-2529
Fax: (867) 598-2437
If you have trouble determining which district your research will be located in, contact the Aurora Research Institute Manager, Scientific Services or the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board.
Before an Aurora Research Institute Scientific Research Licence is issued, the researcher must consult with, and gain support from the appropriate governing bodies. For research into social, cultural or economic aspects, or the testing of people contact the Métis Local and/or Band Council. Research involving land, water or wildlife requires support from the local RRC(s) and the Sahtu Renewable Resource Board. Any research within the municipal limits requires support from the Municipal Council(s). For contact numbers of the appropriate organizations see the following pages. The Sahtu Renewable Resources Board can be contacted at: