The T-Ch agreement is the first comprehensive land development and self-management agreement in the Northwest Territories. It was negotiated by the Dogrib 11 Treaty, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Government of Canada. The agreement was signed by the parties on 25 August 2003 with effect on 4 August 2005. In what geographical area does the T-Ch- agreement apply? 2. Not all members of the municipalities of Dene and T-ch, have accepted or signed these contracts. In the fall of 1992, the T-ch`s submitted their own regional claims to the Canadian government. Negotiations between the Yellowknife Band B (Contract 8 Dogrib) and the Dog Rib Rae Band (Contract 11 Dogrib) were scheduled to begin in 1994, but the Yellowknife B Band refused to enter into negotiations. This has complicated the situation, as both groups have overlapping land borders. Self-management seemed to be the problem between the two groups, as they both wanted to have a say in the agreement. This ended the negotiations in 1994, when the Canadian government looked at borders and self-management.
A new mandate, in April 1997, allowed the negotiation of a “common land law and an autonomy agreement with the Treaty Dogrib 11 Council” (Contract 11 Dogrib). In 1999, the agreement in principle for dogrib approval was adopted on 7 January 2000. 93 per cent of the Dog Rib Rae Band (Treaty 11 Dogrib) voted in favour of the agreement at more than 84%. After several COMMUNITY discussions and revisions, the chief negotiators signed the agreement in March 2003. The agreement was negotiated by the Dogrib 11 Treaty, the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). This is the first comprehensive land development and self-management agreement in the Northwest Territories. In June 1899 negotiations began on Treaty 8, which covered 840,000 square kilometres in the Northwest Territory. It was an agreement between the Canadian government and the dene groups in the area; In exchange for their willingness to share their country with non-natives, they would benefit from medical and educational support as well as contractual payments. The Canadian government and the various groups of Dene, including Yellowknives and T-chà among the chiefs of Dert-usen along with the chiefs Benaiyah and Sek`eglinan, signed the treaty in 1900 in Fort Resolution (by the T-ch.nd.