2.1 Park Establishment History
Land for Aulavik National Park was formally withdrawn in 1994 following the
completion of “An Agreement for the Establishment of a National Park on
Banks Island” (ANPEA, 1992). This agreement is between the Inuvialuit,
the Government of the Northwest Territories, and the Government of Canada. The
establishment of Aulavik is part of Canada's Green Plan initiative to complete
the system of national parks. Aulavik will be formally established with an amendment
under the National Parks Act .
Aulavik will also be established within the legislative framework of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA) (1984) and the subsequent Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claim Settlement Act (1984). The IFA and Act established a new, environmental management mechanism for the area known as the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). Under the provisions of the IFA, the Inuvialuit, as represented by the Inuvialuit Game Council, and where appropriate the co-management boards, are consulted on all issues relating to fish and wildlife and their habitat. Two other national parks, Ivvavik and Tuktut Nogait, are located in the ISR (see Map 1 - Regional Setting).