Yukon Land Claims and Self-Government. Elijah Edward Smith. Yukon Land Claims: A Brief History. 1763: Royal Proclamation of King George III recognizes aboriginal title and rights to land
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Elijah Edward Smith
Individual First Nations’ Land Claims/Self Government
Where does this leave you?
Total Allowable Harvest: maximum number of animals
allowed to be taken be Indian and Non-Indian people in one year.
Basic Needs Level: total number of animals that each F.N. will need each year.
For example: F. N. BNL = 500 moose TAH = 1000 moose
= 500 moose for Non-Indians
For example: F.N. BNL = 500 moose
TAH = 400 moose
= 400 moose ALL for F.N.’s
"One does not sell the land people walk on." ...
Crazy Horse, Sept. 23, 1875
"No tribe has the right to sell....Sell a country! Why not sell the air, the great sea, as well as the earth? Didn't the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children?"
-Tecumseh (Shawnee visionary)