9 (1) In order to achieve their objectives, the Yukon Planning Board, the Yukon Heritage Resources Board, the Yukon Geographical Place Names Board, the Fish and Wildlife Management Board and its Salmon Subcommittee, and the Dispute Resolution Board established under final agreements, each have the abilities, rights, powers and privileges of a natural person. Finally, Smith made a comment on privatized research on progress in the Yukon. He explains that Yukon First Nations will conduct research, but they need to benefit their own communities, not their external communities. Smith points to the organizations needed to manage land, money and programs in Yukon. [6] He concluded: “The first five years of implementation will show whether this regulation will be able to do for our children what we intend to do. [7] Unlike most other Canadian land claims that apply only to status Indians, Yukon First Nations insisted that the agreements include all persons they considered to be part of their nation, whether or not they were recognized as Status Indians under federal government rules. In 1973, the Yukon Indian Brotherhood and the Yukon Association of Non-Status Indians created the Council for Yukon Indians (CYI) to negotiate a land claims agreement. The two organizations and the council officially merged in 1980 as the Council for Yukon Indians. In 1995, CYI was renamed the Council of Yukon First Nations.

CONSIDERING that the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, nacho Nyak Dun First Nation, Tlingit Teslin Council and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation have each entered into a final agreement with Her Majesty and the Government of the Yukon Territory containing the provisions of the Final Framework Agreement and containing provisions specific to each First Nation; First Nation means a First Nation listed in the Schedule; (First) (5) A registration committee appointed by a First Nation has the powers necessary to carry out its functions as set out in the final agreements. Each land claims agreement is also accompanied by a self-government agreement that gives First Nations the right to legislate in a number of areas. These agreements give First Nations the power to control and direct their own affairs and describe a First Nation`s ability to assume responsibility for delivering programs or services to its citizens. [8] WHEREAS on May 29, 1993, the representatives of Her Majesty the Queen in the law of Canada, the Government of the Yukon Territory and the Council of Yukon Indians signed the Final Framework Agreement, the provisions of which are to be incorporated into the Final Agreements for the Settlement of First Nations Land Claims in the Yukon Territory; 7 For greater safety, a First Nation for which a Final Agreement is in effect has the rights, title, obligations and responsibilities with respect to settlement lands set out in the Final Agreement. AND WHEREAS the Government of Canada is committed to recommending to Parliament the adoption of legislation approving, implementing and declaring valid final and cross-border agreements; Land claim agreements take place in areas of Canada where Aboriginal land rights have not been addressed by previous treaties or other legal means. In the Yukon, a number of modern, forward-looking treaties, also known as Final Agreements, have been negotiated to settle these land claims. .