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The Indian Act will no longer apply to NStQ except to decide who is a Status Indian and to deal with some NStQ estates under control of the minister.

NStQ communities will no longer be Indian Bands, but their laws and by-laws will continue for 60 days after treaty or until cancelled by NStQ. All rights, titles, assets and liabilities of the Bands will be transferred to the NStQ communities.

Before the Final Agreement, Canada will try to notify all NStQ members under the Indian Act who have deposited wills with the minister as their wills will no longer be valid after treaty. These members should have their wills reviewed to ensure they are valid under provincial laws.