The Porcupine Caribou Management Agreement (1985) anticipated allocation of the harvest among the native user communities when herd numbers were low and conservation required a limited harvest.
The Native User Agreement establishes formal arrangements for the sharing of the harvest of Porcupine Caribou across the Canadian range among all eight native user communities in the Northwest Territories and Yukon.
The Native User Agreement (NUA) was developed to integrate harvest management of Porcupine Caribou among all eight native user communities in the Northwest Territories and Yukon, including harvest allocation and harvest-sharing arrangements. The NUA harmonizes the requirements of the Porcupine Caribou Management Agreement (PCMA) (1985) and the management responsibilities and authorities of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (1984), the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (1992), the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Agreement (1993) and the Vuntut Gwitchin Self-Government Agreement (1993), the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement (1998) and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Self-Government Agreement (1998), and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun Final Agreement (1993) and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun Self-Government Agreement (1993).
The signatories to the Native User Agreement are: the Inuvialuit Game Council, representing the Inuvialuit user communities of Aklavik, Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk; the Gwich’in Tribal Council, representing the Gwich’in user communities of Inuvik, Aklavik, Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic; the Vuntut Gwitchin Government, representing the Gwich’in user community of Old Crow; the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, representing the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in community of Dawson City; and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, representing the Northern Tutchone community of Mayo.