This is a response submitted by the Délı̨nę Ɂehdzo Got'ı̨nę (Renewable Resources Council) to Information Request 10 from the Wek'èezhı̀ı Renewable Resources Board (WRRB) for their Bluenose East Caribou Hearing, and is of special interest to the Ɂedzo Got'ı̨nę Gots'ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board) since it relates to the Belarewı́lé Gots'ę́ Ɂekwę́ under consideration at the Sahtú Bluenose East Ɂekwę́ Hearing.
The question is as follows: The new Wildlife Act for the Northwest Territories came into force in November 2014. There are a number of actions and approaches for the purpose of ensuring compliance for caribou harvest. What role has your organization played in the compliance and public education programs run by ENR for the Bluenose-East caribou herd?
The Délı̨nę Ɂehdzo Got'ı̨nę response notes the following: "The primary emphasis for Délı̨nę Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę collaboration with NWT Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) as a co-management partner during this first season of implementation of the Belarewı́lé Gots’ę́ Ɂekwę́ plan (winter 2015-2016) has been not so much on Délı̨nę participation ENR compliance and public education programs, but the reverse – Délı̨nę has invited ENR to participate in its plan implementation activities."
Four key areas of collaboration during the 2015-2016 winter harvest season, and four areas of potential future collaboration in 2016-2017 are listed.