2014-2016 Dechenla Caribou Stewardship Print

Sahtú delegates attended a meeting hosted by the Ross River Dena Chief, Councillors and community members during July 23 and 24, 2014 to discuss concerns about the boreal mountain caribou population in the Dechenla/K’á Tǝ (McMillan Pass/Canol) area. In addition to Sahtú delegates, approximately 45 people from the Ross River community participated in the two-day meeting. During the meeting, concerns about impacts of harvesting by both non-aboriginal and aboriginal visitors from other regions leading to an observed decline in the local population of boreal mountain caribou were expressed. We were told that efforts have been made to seek action on this issue over the past five years. Participants in the meeting achieved consensus with respect to the following five recommendations for immediate action to be considered by the Tulı́t’a and Norman Wells Ɂehdzo Got'ı̨nę (Renewable Resources Councils) and Sahtú Secretariat Incorporated.

Team Members

Funders

Core Fund - Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı, Aborignal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), Environment and Natural Resources (ENR, GNWT), Parks Canada

Total Budget

$5,247.18

Caribou