Arctic Yearbook 2015 - Page 71

71 Arctic Yearbook 2015 institutions—operating over geographically identical territories—on top of one another. Broadly speaking, this is the way that Indigenous governance institutions have evolved in northern Canada. In 1995, when the Government of Canada updated its policy of negotiation to include self-government provisions, the same groups that had come together to negotiate regional land claims could now enter into the negotiation of regional self-government (Alcantara & Davidson 2015). As these agreements were finalized, they overlaid existing regional corporate institutions. For