The goal of this website is to provide Inuvialuit beneficiaries, the public, and stakeholders with a gateway to the application process for the use of Inuvialuit lands and access to other pertinent information on ILA, Inuvialuit lands, and resources.
ILA has developed an internet based Land Use Application System (LUAS) that allows applicants to submit applications to and work with ILA online throughout the project cycle.
Access that is more than casual and individual in nature to Inuvialuit lands requires permission from the Inuvialuit. Accordingly, ILA issues Rights to access both 7(1)(a) and 7(1)(b) Lands.
The administration of rights on Crown Lands is largely the responsibility of various Federal and Territorial Agencies with the Inuvialuit typically providing comment on applications.
The ILA is the division of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) responsible for managing and administering Inuvialuit owned lands in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). The ISR is the area of land and water subject to the land claims agreement known as the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA), settled between the Inuvialuit and the Government of Canada. The legislation implementing the IFA is the Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Act, 1984. The Inuvialuit are the aboriginal people who have traditionally used the land within the ISR.
The Inuvialuit own a total of 35,000 square miles of land in the ISR. This includes both surface and subsurface rights to 5,000 sq. miles of land (referred to as 7(1)(a) lands) and surface rights (including rights to granular resources) to a further 30,000 sq. miles (referred to as 7(1)(b) lands). The remaining lands (as well as subsurface rights on 7(1)(b) lands) remain largely under the ownership and control of the federal Crown, with the exception of Hamlet lands which are controlled by the Government of Northwest Territories.