The new agreement-in-principle provided for $232 million over 15 years, 25,900 sq. km. of land, a buyout of tax exemption at $25.3 million, and a requirement to repay $35 million to Ottawa for negotiations. Aboriginal rights would be retained on settlement lands. As well, the agreement provided for the development of a model of self-government. While the agreement provided far less compensation money than the 1984 agreement, it did provide for slightly more land, for the recognition of aboriginal title on those lands, and self-government. Ratification meant that work could begin on the first model final agreements.