(3) A copy of the agreement or tripartite governance agreement published by the Queen`s Printer is evidence of this agreement and its content, and a copy purportedly published by the Queen`s printer is, unless proven otherwise, proof that it has been published. The Valley Dakota Sioux Nation and the Government of Canada negotiated the governance agreement and intend to provide for government-government relations under the Constitution of Canada. This self-management agreement will give Sioux Valley Dakota Nation the power to legislate on more than 50 topics. These include governance, economic and social development, education, housing and more. The laws of the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation are harmonized with existing federal and provincial laws and enforced within the Canadian constitutional framework. With the agreement, the First Nation “moves back to what we were before … take care of ourselves [and] our own priorities,” Tacan said. The Manitoba group becomes the 34th Aboriginal community in Canada, self-administered. The First Nation, located west of Brandon, is the third First Nation community in Canada to have entered into an autonomy agreement after two decades of negotiations with the federal and provincial governments. OTTAWA, December 5, 2013 /CNW/ – Today, Honorary Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Bernard Valcourt introduced legislation that also passed third reading in the House of Commons. Bill C-16 will implement the first self-management agreement on the Prairies and will now enter the Senate for consideration. 1. The Governor of the Council may decide any regulation or provision that the Governor deems necessary in the Council for the implementation of the provisions of the agreement or other agreements relating to the implementation of the agreement.
According to the government, the agreement creates a governance regime that responds to the needs and trends of the Community in a more transparent, accountable and accountable manner. Chief Vincent Tacan said the agreement “will not only benefit Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, but will create new opportunities for other First Nations in Canada who want to conclude and develop their own agreements.” (2) Sioux Valley Dakota Nation exercises power and authority to legislate, exercise other governmental functions and otherwise exercise the power or authority of the Government of Sioux Valley Dakota Oyate. Considering that the Valley Dakota Sioux Nation, the Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba negotiated the tripartite governance agreement, and in this agreement, Her Majesty, in Manitoba law, recognizes and approves the agreement. OTTAWA — Parliament has passed legislation on the first self-management agreement for an Aboriginal band on the prairies. “Sioux Valley Dakota Nation welcomes the opportunities that now arise when our self-management agreement is submitted to the Canadian Parliament for adoption,” said Chief Vincent Tacan of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. “This historic agreement is very important to the Dakota Valley Sioux Nation and signals to our members the opportunity to participate and enjoy the benefits, plan our own course, enact important laws for the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation and encourage the seitux Of Valley Dakota Nation to self-manage. We are also looking forward to continuing the positive relationship with the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba. Sioux Valley Chief Vince Tacan and other officials signed the agreement at a ceremony Friday afternoon. The Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation in southwestern Manitoba is celebrating a historic milestone, making it the first on the Prairies to gain autonomy.
“Our government is firmly committed to strengthening ties with First Nations,” said Valcourt.