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Aboriginal protected areas

Aboriginal peoples have been involved in establishing more than a quarter of the total lands in protected areas that are administered by federal, provincial and territorial governments.  Their involvement has been especially significant in the three northern territories, through land claims and other co-operative agreements.

In Nunavut, the establishment of National Wildlife Areas depends on co-operative management between the Federal and Nunavut governments, and the Inuit.

In addition, two protected areas of more than 10 square kilometres have been created in the Northwest Territories which are under direct Aboriginal administration.

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