Sahtu Dene and Metis Final Agreement, NWT

    Assistants loading the helicopter for Sahtu Land Claim survey. Tulita, 1999

    Assistants loading the helicopter for Sahtu Land Claim survey. Tulita, 1999

    On the Sahtu Land Claim survey near Deline, 2002

    On the Sahtu Land Claim survey near Deline, 2002

    Building a stone mound on the Sautu Land Claim near Deline, 2002

    Building a stone mound on the Sautu Land Claim near Deline, 2002

    Post on the Sahtu boundary, Tulita, 1999

    Post on the Sahtu boundary, Tulita, 1999

    Assistant setting photo target at Sahtu boundary corner, Tulita, 1999

    Assistant setting photo target at Sahtu boundary corner, Tulita, 1999

    Assistant clearing corner for target, Tulita, 1999

    Assistant clearing corner for target, Tulita, 1999

    C. deHaan on survey of Canol Trail, Sahtu Land Claim, 2002

    C. deHaan on survey of Canol Trail, Sahtu Land Claim, 2002

    Setting a carsonite maker post on the Sahtu Land claim near Deline, 2002

    Setting a carsonite maker post on the Sahtu Land claim near Deline, 2002

    Old truck on the Canol Trail, Sahtu Land Claim, 2002

    Old truck on the Canol Trail, Sahtu Land Claim, 2002

    C. deHaan surveying a height of land, Sahtu Land Claim, 2002

    C. deHaan surveying a height of land, Sahtu Land Claim, 2002

    On Sahtu Land Claim, 2002

    On Sahtu Land Claim, 2002

    R. Odgaard, G. Thibeau(pilot), C. El-Araj, E. Pfieffer, S. Hansen, C. deHaan, Metis Assistant, C. Johns at the end of the project, Sahtu Land Claim, 2002.

    R. Odgaard, G. Thibeau(pilot), C. El-Araj, E. Pfieffer, S. Hansen, C. deHaan, Metis Assistant, C. Johns at the end of the project, Sahtu Land Claim, 2002.

    T. Connolly finds the only good use of carsonites on Sahtu projects, 1999

    T. Connolly finds the only good use of carsonites on Sahtu projects, 1999

    Colville Lake, Sahtu Land Claim survey

    Colville Lake, Sahtu Land Claim survey

    Historic Church at Fort Good Hope

    Historic Church at Fort Good Hope

    Inside historic church in Fort Good Hope, all colours from natural plants

    Inside historic church in Fort Good Hope, all colours from natural plants

The Claim


This Claim is located in the Mackenzie River region of the Western Arctic. The agreement was signed in September of 1993. In exchange for ceding, releasing and surrendering to Canada all of their aboriginal claims, rights, title and interests, the Agreement provides the Sahtu with
  • title to 41,437km2 (16,000 sq. mi.) of land,
  • exclusive and preferential rights to harvest wildlife throughout the Sahtu Settlement Area,
  • financial compensation of $75 million over 15 years, and
  • resource royalty sharing. [50]

The Survey


The Sahtu boundary surveys combined some conventional line cutting and isolated boundary corners, defined by either geographic coordinates or intersections of geographic coordinates with natural features. RTK-GPS was employed in establishing isolated boundary corners and some natural features, while static GPS was employed for the final surveyed positions.

UGL completed 12 contracts to survey the boundaries of this claim from 1995 to 2003. These surveys involved
  • 679 isolated boundary corners
  • 29 site specific parcels
  • 22 crown reserves
  • 16 detours
  • 192km of seismic line
  • 3,565km of natural boundary
  • 173km of roads, trails and pipelines


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