This is a consensus resolution of the Renewable Resources Council (Ɂehdzo Got'ı̨nę) Gathering in Fort Good Hope, held in conjunction with the Ɂehdzo Got'ı̨nę Gots'ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board) meeting in Fort Good Hope on September 18, 2012. The following are the four resolutions (see the attached file for the full text):
- The Sahtú Renewable Resources Board (SRRB) adopt traditional knowledge and Dene law as the leading edge of caribou and harvesting knowledge and law that will guide all efforts to protect the animals.
- The SRRB and RRCs should jointly support caribou traditional knowledge and harvesting research as well as appropriate scientific research that does not disrespect the animals or harm them in any way, benefits both the caribou and the communities, and helps to maintain and strengthen our relationships with caribou.
- The SRRB, ENR and RRCs develop a joint memorandum of understanding about our collaborative role in designing (including development of funding proposals), implementing and interpreting caribou and harvesting research.
- Caribou and harvesting research activities must involve youth to ensure that they are able to use knowledge well as our future providers, caribou stewards and leaders.