Gwich’in Land Use Planning Board

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1. General Information


The Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board is an institution of public government provided for by the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (1992) and established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (1998). The Gwich'in Interim Land Use Planning Board was incorporated as a society in 1993 and acted in the Board's capacity until 1998.


The Planning Board is responsible for developing and implementing a land use plan for the Gwich'in Settlement Area that provides for the conservation, development and use of land, water and other resources.

2. Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

The Board is composed of five members including, apart from the chairperson, two members appointed on the nomination of the Gwich'in Tribal Council, one member appointed on the nomination of the Government of the Northwest Territories. One member is appointed by the Federal Government. A Chairperson is appointed after nomination by the members. All appointments are by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

The Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board has an office in Inuvik, staffed by a Land Use Planner.

3. Additional Information

Please see the Introduction to this publication for information on access procedures under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

For additonal information about the programs and activities of the Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board, please contact:

P.O. Box 2478
Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0

Telephone: 867-777-7936
Facsimile: 867-777-7970
Email :
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Reading Room

In accordance with the Access to Information Act, an area on the premises of this institution has been designated as a public reading room. The address is:

P.O. Box 2478
Inuvik, Northwest Territories

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