59. For the purposes of the sharing of votes between the members appointed by the Cree Nation Government, Makivik Corporation and the Naskapi Landholding Corporation, the following matters shall be considered to be of common interest to two or three Native groups:
(a) matters relating to the areas contemplated in section 13 or 13.1;
(b) matters relating to part of the areas contemplated in section 11, 12 or 12.1 but which, at the same time, involve a wildlife resource harvested by at least two Native groups or involving a decision which might affect the rights conferred on Inuit if it refers to any area contemplated in section 11 or 12.1 or on Crees if it refers to any area contemplated in section 12 or 12.1 or on Naskapis if it refers to any area contemplated in section 11 or 12;
(c) matters of general interest pertaining to the entire territory.
When such matters are being dealt with by the Coordinating Committee, the members contemplated in the first paragraph have the number of votes contemplated in section 58 if only two Native groups have a common interest and each has one vote if the three Native groups have a common interest.
For the purposes of this section, the Crees, the Inuit and the Naskapis each constitute a separate Native group.
The right granted under the second paragraph of section 15.1, 15.2 or 15.3 shall in no case be considered as a matter contemplated in the first paragraph.
1978, c. 92, s. 59; 1979, c. 25, s. 84; 1999, c. 40, s. 110; 2013, c. 19, s. 91.