Welcome to Our Deline website

To all Deline Beneficiaries of the SDMCLCA,

For your information, by end of day September 2, 2016, the updated list of nominees for the Dene Gha Gok’eRehkw’i (DGGR/Beneficiary Board) will be posted on the ourdeline.ca website. This will includetheir short paragraph or video clip submitted as part of their nomination package; their residency status; and their picture (if provided).

Beneficiaries will be able to provide comments, in confidence, to the Nominations Officer regarding the nominees until Saturday September 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM MST. Comments may be submitted in... read more

Welcome to ourdeline.ca, a website dedicated to providing information on the Deline Final Self-Government Agreement and self-government implementation.

Fact Sheet #1 - How the FSGA was Made (translation by Jane Modeste)
Fact Sheet #3 - What You Need to Know About Voting (translation by Jane Modeste)
Fact Sheet #4 - One Government for Deline (translation by Jane Modeste)
Fact Sheet #5 - Elected Representatives and Advisory Councils (translation by Jane Modeste)
Fact Sheet #12 - Financing Agreement (translation by Jane Modeste)

See what people are asking about Deline Self-Government

  • The Final Self-Government Agreement (FSGA) is only a tool. How it works is the responsibility of the DGG, the GNWT and the Government of Canada. The FSGA provides a lot of flexibility to allow the DGG to change and adapt over time.

    If either the Deline Got’ine Government, Government of Canada or GNWT would like to change the FSGA, it can ask to do so, but all three governments must agree before any changes are made. Most issues that come up can probably be dealt with among the governments in less formal ways, including through the Implementation Committee. This ensures the three governments will continue to work together to make the agreement work for many years to come.

  • Under self-government, Deline First Nation Citizens will no longer be governed by the Indian Act. However, Deline First Nation citizens who qualify to be Status Indians can still be registered under the Indian Act. This means they can still qualify for any government program intended for Status Indians as long as it is not a program being delivered by the Deline Got’ine Government.

    One thing that will change is our taxation status. After a transition period, band members will lose their Section 87 tax exemption under the Indian Act. This will not happen right away. After 8 years of being self-governing, band members will no longer be eligible for the exemption from sales taxes such as the GST and fuel and tobacco taxes. After 12 years, they will not be exempt from paying tax on income earned on a reserve.