In January 1984, an agreement was reached between the Minister of Indian Affairs, John Munro, and Harry Allen, Chairman of the Council for Yukon Indians. The agreement provided for approximately $620 million over 20 years and 20,000 sq. km. of land. While it meant that aboriginal rights would be 'extinguished,' the Federal Government chose to refer this issue to another process, the process which was attempting to define aboriginal rights in the new Constitution. When the agreement was brought to the CYI General Assembly in August 1984, it was rejected on five main points: the issue of extinguishment, the need for full recognition and affirmation of subsistence hunting, land selections based on need, control of lands, and recognition of non-status Indians. Additionally, the notion of self-government had recently been recognized as a real possibility with the publication of the Penner Report. While the Federal Government applied pressure through a number of avenues, the CYI remained firm in its decision not to accept the agreement without inclusion of the outstanding issues. It took a year or more before negotiations finally resumed in earnest.