Concluding and Implementing Land Claim and Self-Government Agreements

First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun

Negotiation Type

Transboundary Agreement

Negotiation Parties

  • First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun (NND)
  • Government of Canada 
  • Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT)

Map of Nacho Nyak Dun Asserted Territory


The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun (NND), the GNWT, and Canada have signed the Framework Agreement that will guide transboundary negotiations toward a Final Agreement.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who are the Nacho Nyak Dun (NND)?
The NND is a First Nation in Yukon who have asserted that their traditional territory includes some of the NWT. This asserted traditional territory overlaps with the western areas of the Gwich'in and Sahtu Settlement Areas.

2. Who are the parties involved in the negotiations?
Three parties are involved in negotiations: the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

3. Why are the parties negotiating?
Canada and the NND committed to make best efforts to settle the transboundary Aboriginal claims in the NWT of Yukon First Nations in Chapter 25 of the Nacho Nyak Dun Final Agreement.

4. What are the negotiations about?
The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun wishes to negotiate and to conclude an agreement with respect to its harvesting rights in the NWT and make modest site-specific land selection in the NWT.

5. What stage are the negotiations at? What are the next steps in the negotiations process?
Canada and the GNWT completed their consultation on the draft framework agreement and signed the Framework Agreement in August 2015. The parties will now begin Final Agreement negotiations.


First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Framework Agreement