12. Subject to section 97, the Minister may, by agreement, delegate to any person or to any Aboriginal nation or community all or some of the powers assigned to the Minister under this Act or held by the Minister with regard to the management of an area that is under the Minister’s authority and that is covered by a conservation measure under this Act.
For the purposes of this section, the Aboriginal nations are represented by the Makivik Corporation, the Cree Nation Government or a group of all the band councils or northern village councils. The Aboriginal communities, for their part, are represented by their band council, by their northern village council, by a group of communities so represented or, in the absence of such councils, by any other Aboriginal group.
2002, c. 74, s. 12; 2017, c. 14, s. 161; 2021, c. 1, s. 111.