Roles and Responsibilities of the Parties

Part VI - Article 31, Section 31.01 (1) 31.02 , 31.03, 31.04 Part VI - Article 32 - Section 32.01, 32.02 Part VI - Article 33 - Section 33.01, 33.02, 33.03 of the 1997 Manitoba Framework Agreement (MFA) :

31.01 Undertaking of Parties

The TLE Committee, Canada and Manitoba agree that they will, in good faith, use their best efforts to fulfill the terms of the MFA.

31.02 Best Efforts of TLE Committee The TLE Committee will use its best efforts:

(a) to ensure that appropriate personnel are assigned to fully and effectively discharge obligations under this Agreement and any Treaty Entitlement Agreements;

(b) to provide technical support and assistance on a timely basis to any Entitlement First Nation which initiates a Community Approval Process;

(c) to provide, as requested, ongoing technical support and assistance in the course of land Selection and Acquisition to any Entitlement First Nation that executes a Treaty Entitlement Agreement;

(d) to assist each Entitlement First Nation that executes a Treaty Entitlement Agreement in the establishment of an effective local system of implementation of that Treaty Entitlement Agreement;

(e) to provide promptly to Canada and Manitoba information and materials required to facilitate the fulfilment of the terms of the MFA;

(f) to provide technical support and assistance to its representatives on the Implementation Monitoring Committee and to the Entitlement First Nations as appropriate in the process of dispute resolution by the Implementation Monitoring Committee;

(g) to establish appropriate accounting, financial administration and audit procedures for the due and proper management and expenditure of the funds to be administered by it under the MFA; and

(h) to provide ongoing orientation of its personnel and the personnel and Council of any Entitlement First Nation as requested to the requirements of this Agreement to encourage and foster a positive and productive working relationship between and among its personnel, Canada, Manitoba and the Entitlement First Nations.

31.03 Best Efforts of Canada Canada will use its best efforts:

(a) to ensure that appropriate personnel are assigned to fully and effectively discharge Canada’s obligations under the MFA and any Treaty Entitlement Agreement;

(b) to provide promptly to the TLE Committee and Manitoba relevant information and materials required to facilitate the fulfilment of the terms of this Agreement, the release of which is not prohibited by law;

(c) to undertake or cause to be undertaken Environmental Audits and surveys

(d) to comply with the requirements of any laws, policies, procedures or other requirements to set land apart as Reserve;

(e) to expedite the timely preparation and execution of any instruments under the Federal Real Property Act, orders in council or departmental or ministerial approvals required for the acceptance of administration and control of land or to set land apart as Reserve; and

(f) to provide ongoing orientation of departmental personnel to the requirements of the MFA to encourage and foster a positive and productive working relationship between and among its personnel, the TLE Committee, Manitoba and the Entitlement First Nations.

31.04 Best Efforts of Manitoba

Manitoba will use its best efforts:

(a) to ensure that appropriate personnel are assigned to fully and effectively discharge Manitoba’s obligations under the MFA and any Treaty Entitlement Agreements;

(b) to provide promptly to Canada and the TLE Committee relevant information and materials required to facilitate the fulfillment of the terms of the MFA, the release of which is not otherwise prohibited by law;

(c) to provide timely notice of proposed Dispositions in Community Interest Zones;

(d) to provide information in a timely manner concerning Crown interests in land Selected or Acquired by an Entitlement First Nation;

(e) to expedite the timely preparation of any orders in council, departmental or ministerial approvals required for the resolution of Third Party Interests or the transfer to Canada of administration and control of Crown Land or interests;

(f) to assist the Entitlement First Nations and Municipalities in the negotiation of issues relating to Municipal Services and Development Agreements;

(g) to review and revise any departmental policy, systems and practices as required to facilitate and enable the timely achievement of the implementation of the MFA; and

(h) to provide ongoing orientation of departmental personnel to the requirements of this Agreement to encourage and foster a positive and productive working relationship between and among its personnel, the TLE Committee, Canada and the Entitlement First Nations.

32. Entitlement First Nation's Implementation Responsibilities

32.01 Responsibility of the Entitlement First Nations Each Entitlement First Nation that executes a Treaty Entitlement Agreement will have the responsibility for the Selection and, in the case of an Entitlement First Nation identified in Schedule “B” of the MFA, Acquisition of up to its Total Land Amount and for the performance of its obligations under a Treaty Entitlement Agreement.

32.02 Best Efforts of Entitlement First Nations in Implementation During the course of performing its obligations under its Treaty Entitlement Agreement, an Entitlement First Nation will, where necessary, use its best efforts to:

(a) undertake or cause to be undertaken a Land Selection Study;

(b) physically inspect land to be Selected or Acquired;

(c) Select or Acquire land in accordance with the Principles;

(d) negotiate and conclude legal arrangements for the purchase of Other Land to be Acquired (if applicable);

(e) identify and resolve Third Party Interests;

(f) negotiate a Municipal Development and Services Agreement with a Municipality where land has been Selected or Acquired in a Municipality;

(g) establish and maintain a working relationship with the appropriate personnel of Canada and Manitoba involved in the implementation process;

(h) ensure the timely provision of information to the TLE Committee, Canada and Manitoba;

(i) participate in the Implementation Monitoring Committee and dispute resolution processes as required; and

(j) request the technical support of the TLE Committee, as the Entitlement First Nation deems necessary to ensure the achievement of its responsibilities under its Treaty Entitlement Agreement.

33. TLE Committee Implementation Responsibilities

33.01 Provision of Assistance to Entitlement First Nations The TLE Committee will, upon request, assist the Entitlement First Nations in the implementation of the MFA and each Treaty Entitlement Agreement:

(a) by providing required technical and professional support to the Entitlement First Nations in the discharge of their respective responsibilities under any Treaty Entitlement Agreement as requested from time to time; and

(b) by administering the funds provided to it by Canada for the benefit of the Entitlement First Nations in accordance with Articles 16, 17, 20 and 21 of the MFA.

33.02 General Responsibilities of TLE Committee The TLE Committee will assist with the implementation of this Agreement and each Treaty Entitlement Agreement, including:

(a) the establishment of a technical and professional capacity to effectively assist an Entitlement First Nation in planning and conducting a Community Approval Process;

(b) the development and delivery of a communications program to inform an Entitlement First Nation of the contents of this Agreement and the Treaty Entitlement Agreement for that Entitlement First Nation and the preparation of newsletters and releases and video presentations as appropriate from time to time;

(c) the provision of suitable technical support to an Entitlement First Nation in explaining the provisions of this Agreement and the Treaty Entitlement Agreement and in implementing those agreements;

(d) the establishment of a working relationship with the departments and staff of each of Canada and Manitoba to support the implementation of this Agreement;

(e) the provision of technical and professional assistance to an Entitlement First Nation in all aspects of the Selection or Acquisition of land to be set apart as Reserve, including:

(i) the review of and comment on the Land Selection Study to be undertaken by the Entitlement First Nation;

(ii) liaison with Manitoba in the process of review of proposed Dispositions and Mineral Dispositions within each Community Interest Zone;

(iii) reviewing the application of the Principles to a Selection or Acquisition;

(iv) the preparation and negotiation of agreements necessary for the Selection or Acquisition of land;

(v) the monitoring of the land transfer process;

(vi) the monitoring of the process of setting apart of land as Reserve;

(vii) the negotiation of Municipal Development and Services Agreements as required;

(viii) the removal, discharge or accommodation of Third Party Interests;

(ix) the provision of advice and assistance to the members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee appointed by the TLE Committee; and

(x) the provision of advice and assistance on issues or matters in dispute to the members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee appointed by the TLE Committee;

(f) the preparation of information, documents and manuals in support of the implementation of the MFA and any Treaty Entitlement Agreement; and

(g) the preparation of reports on the progress of implementation of the MFA and any Treaty Entitlement Agreement.

33.03 Non-Performance by TLE Committee

In the event the TLE Committee is unable to perform its duties or responsibilities under the MFA, each Entitlement First Nation shall be responsible for the performance of those duties and responsibilities as they relate to that Entitlement First Nation.