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an Arctic territory in northern Canada created in 1999 and governed solely by the Inuit

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The instruction to the registrar by way of the agreement is accorded the force of law by the federal ratification statute for the Nunavut Final Agreement, Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act, supra note 19, s 4:
Overlap and ambiguity in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act ("NLCAA") (244) create several emerging legal conflicts between the regulatory powers of Nunavut and the Canadian federal government.
As Canada's youngest territory, Nunavut was originally part of the Northwest Territories and operated under the same mining framework as the territory until its separation in 1999 through the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act.
In 1993 the Canadian Parliament passed the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act and the Nunavut Act which created the territory of Nunavut and provided for its government's powers and responsibilities.
Nunavut was created as a homeland for the Inuit people after a majority of residents ratified the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act in 1992.