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Indigenous Sovereignty: In All Fairness: A Native Claims Policy (1981)

"Lands selected by Natives for their continuing use should be traditional land that they currently use and occupy; but persons on non-Native origin who have acquired for various purposes, rights in the land in the area claimed, are equally deserving of consideration. . . . Other basic access rights must be taken into consideration: rights of access such as transportation routes within and through a settlement area; rights of way for necessary government purposes; rights of access to holders of subsurface rights for exploration, development and production of resources . . ." (23).

"In addition to dealing with the protection of their rights to hunt, fish and trap, the settlements should provide for the involvement of Native people in a much wider spectrum of activities affecting the whole area of wildlife. This could include, for example, fuller participation in wildlife management, such as making recommendations to the government on the establishment and maintenance of wildlife quotas or providing advice on the formulation of management policies and other related matters" (24).

"Exclusive rights [to wildlife] would be limited to fee simple or the equivalent Native lands. . . . All areas, whether they include those for exclusive Native use or shared by the gneral public will continue to be subject to the existing general laws as they apply to hunting, fishing and trapping . . ." (24).

"The federal government is prepared to include subsurface rights in comprehensive land claim settlements in certain cases" (24).