CONSIDERING that the Tlicho approved the Agreement by vote on 26 and 27 June 2003; legislation respecting the implementation of a focal claims and self-government agreement between the Board, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada, for the implementation of the corresponding amendments to the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the implementation of subsequent amendments to other Acts AND CONSIDERING that the agreement provides that the agreement will be a focal claims agreement within the meaning of section 35 constitutional law; 1982, and this approval by Parliament is a condition precedent of the validity of the agreement; “land of colonization” means a country that the Gwich`in Agreement or the Sahtu Agreement designate as a country of colonization. The Tłıpensachǫ Land Claims and Self-government Agreement is the first combined land, resources and autonomy agreement in the NWT. Canada, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Tłıcgchǫ are parties to the agreement. The Tłıpensachǫ Agreement was signed on August 25, 2003 by the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council (Tłıprésentchǫ), the Government of Canada and the GNWT and entered into force on August 4, 2005. The agreement gives the Tłıtchǫ ownership of a single block of 39,000 square kilometres of land, including underground resources concentrated on the four communities of Tłıtchǫ. “local government”, any local government founded in accordance with the laws of the Northwest Territories, including a town, village, hamlet, charter community, colony or government of an official municipality, whether registered or not, and includes the territorial government acting in accordance with these laws in place of a local government. 15. (1) The definitions “First Nation”, “Land Claim Agreement”, “Local Government”, “Settlement Area” and “Settlement Lands” in Section 2 of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act are replaced by the following: 3. What are the land, resource and self-reliance rights and benefits of the Tłı gazachǫ under the Agreement? (2) The Tax Treatment Agreement is not part of the Agreement and is not a focal debt treaty or agreement within the meaning of Section 35 of the Constitution Act 1982. CONSIDERING that the officials are an Aboriginal person of Canada who has always used and occupied land in and near the Northwest Territories; “official government” means the government of the official First Nation, established in accordance with Chapter 7 of the Agreement. CONSIDERING that, at the Council of the Northwest Territories on October 10, 2003, adopted a regulation entitled Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement Act, approving the agreement; The Tłıcgchǫ Agreement is accompanied by an intergovernmental agreement establishing the Tłıcgchǫ Municipal Services Agency in accordance with territorial legislation. . .