Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı
Sahtú Renewable Resources Board

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Délı̨nę has provided responses to Round 1 Information Requests as follows:

Topic 1: Caribou Status

IRs to All Parties

1.1 Which kinds of caribou most concern you as a Party: ɂedǝ/ɂekwę́ (Bluenose West or Bluenose East barren-ground caribou), shúhtagoɂepę́ (Northern Mountain caribou), or tǫdzı (Boreal Woodland caribou)? Describe your main conservation concerns. (SRRB)

Topic 2: Hunting Law

IRs to All Parties

2.1 Do you have concerns about regulation of caribou harvest? What are your concerns? (SRRB)

2.2 How do you ensure that Indigenous harvesters that are not from your jurisdiction respect local hunting laws? How do you deal with visiting Indigenous harvesters that violate local hunting laws? (SRRB)

2.3 In the North, each region has a wildlife management authority that works with communities to determine the approach to caribou conservation. Do you have concerns about the coordination of caribou hunting regulation across regions? How do you propose that these concerns be addressed? (SRRB)

IR to Délı̨nę and NWT Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)

2.4 In its 2016 Ɂekwę́ hé Dene Ts’ı̨lı̨ - Sustaining Relationships Hearing Report (BNE Hearing Report), accepted by the Minister, the SRRB asked the following: “Délı̨nę and the Government of the NWT are requested to immediately begin a process for determining whether and how the restorative justice code for ɂekwę́ ɂeɂa hegerı̨chá gha góɂǫ (enforcement) in Délı̨nę’s Belare Wı́le Gots’ę́ Ɂekwę́ plan will be recognized as an “Alternative Measures” option under the Wildlife Act” (Hearing Decision 38). Can Délı̨nę and ENR indicate whether there have been any discussions about how the proposed restorative justice code developed by Délı̨nę will be recognized as one of the “Alternative Measures” for enforcement under the Wildlife Act? If not, what would assist in further dialogue on this? (SRRB)

IRs to Délı̨nę

2.5 We understand that Délı̨nę's Belare Wı́le Gots'ę́ Ɂekwę́ plan has been community-approved and implemented by the community since November 2015. It was approved by the SRRB on July 28, 2016, and approved by the ENR Minister Robert C. McLeod on February 22, 2017. How effective have the hunting regulation parts of the plan have been over the past four years in supporting ɂekwę́ conservation? (SRRB)

2.6 Délı̨nę provided information about the status of Ɂehdaı̨la Ɂekwę́ (Bluenose East caribou) for the November 19-20, 2019 status meeting of the ACCWM (Advisory Committee for Cooperation on Wildlife Management). Délı̨nę has also been working to review the Belare Wı́le Gots'ę́ Ɂekwę́ plan in light of traditional knowledge and science regarding the status of Ɂehdaı̨la Ɂekwę́ (Bluenose East caribou). Please provide details about revisions to the hunting law parts of the plan, including: ɂekwę̨́ gha máhsı ts’ı̨nı̨we (ceremonial harvest); majority yárégo (male) harvest; and efforts to gain recognition of Délı̨nę's harvest law under the "alternative measures" clause of the Wildlife Act (Section 167). (SRRB)

Topic 3: Approaches to Wildlife Harvesting

IRs to All Parties

3.1 List three (or more) aspects of Indigenous country food systems and ways of life that most contribute to promoting caribou conservation. Do you have concerns about threats to these systems? (SRRB)

3.2 How are Indigenous country food systems changing? What impacts are these changes having on caribou? (SRRB)

Topic 4: Harvest Monitoring

IRs to All Parties

4.1 Harvest monitoring is recognized as a key component in effective harvest regulation. What is the most effective way to monitor caribou harvest in your experience? (SRRB)

4.2 Over the past year, Indigenous Guardian programs have come onto the national stage as part of Indigenous environmental governance systems. What role can Guardians play in harvest monitoring? (SRRB)

Topic 5: Participation, Education, Information

IRs to All Parties

5.1 Discussions among Member Boards of the Advisory Committee for Cooperation on Wildlife Management emphasize education and communication as priorities in achieving effective harvest regulation. What are your priorities for education and communication? (SRRB)

5.3 In its 2016 BNE Hearing Report, the SRRB found that that "there is strong consensus in the Sahtú Region that youth involvement is critical for the success of community ɂekwę́ [caribou] conservation plans." Describe your approach to involving youth in wildlife harvesting and harvest regulation. (SRRB)

5.4 What materials or websites do you recommend for review as relevant for consideration by the Parties related to the central question of the Public Listening Session? (SRRB). See the following linked documents provided.

Topic 6: Aboriginal and Treaty Rights

IR to All Parties

6.1 All regions in the North with Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements conducted similarly designed Harvest Studies as a requirement of their claims and as an evidence base for protecting Indigenous harvesting rights. If you participated as a partner in a Harvest Study, what do you consider to be the current and future value of the study? If you are continuing to participate in Harvest Studies, are these differently designed? Are they being used differently? (SRRB)