The Gwich'in Tribal Council
The Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) is an Aboriginal organization that represents Participants (Beneficiaries) of the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (1992) in the Mackenzie-Delta of the Northwest Territories.
The objectives of the GTC are to:
- protect and preserve the rights, interest and benefits of the Gwich’in in reference to their use, ownership and management of lands, waters, and resources in the Gwich’in Settlement Area;
- retain, preserve and enhance the traditional and cultural values, customs and language of the Gwich’in in a changing society;
- develop and promote economic, social, educational and cultural programs that will enable the Gwich’in to become self-sufficient and full participating members in a global society;
- uphold the rights, interest and benefits of the Gwich’in in reference to the Constitution Act, Treaty 11 and the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement; and
- receive, preserve and enhance the capital and the lands and other benefits transferred to the Gwich’in pursuant to the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement signed on April 22, 1992.
The Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board (GRRB) is a co-management board composed of representatives selected by: The Gwich’in Tribal Council, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, The Canadian Wildlife Service, and The Department of Environment & Natural Resources.