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Sahtú Renewable Resources Board

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Many environmental research and monitoring programs and projects are underway in the Sahtú Region, and the need for this work is expanding with the emerging shale oil play in the Tulı́t’a District. On November 5-7, 2013, a meeting including representatives of Sahtú organisations, government and industry reached a consensus that such programs and projects should be well coordinated, with strong input from Sahtú communities.

As a consequence, Sahtú organizations and the Government of the Northwest Territories (led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources) have agreed to create a Forum that will support research and monitoring proponents and Sahtú organisations in sharing priorities, plans and proposals, providing feedback and guidance, coordinating objectives and activities. The aim is to more effectively address important issues in the Sahtú.
Vision: Environmental monitoring and research programs and projects in the Sahtú are coordinated and conducted in ways that reflect regional and community priorities, engage communities, value both western science and traditional knowledge, and support wise decision-making.

Purpose

The Nę K’ǝ Dene Ts’ı̨lı̨ Forum (formerly Sahtú Environmental Research and Monitoring  Forum) will support environmental research and monitoring by providing a venue for discussing plans and accommodating the priorities and traditional knowledge of Sahtú communities.

Objectives

The Forum will address the following objectives in supporting environmental research and monitoring in the Sahtú Region: Identify regional priorities and research gaps; build cross-cultural understanding; support and protect traditional knowledge processes; support regional and regulatory decision-making; identify opportunities for: collaborative research involving communities, communication, information-sharing, and cross-cultural interpretation of research results.

Research Priorities

The Forum considers both community and regional research priorities, as well as priorities developed by organisations with responsibilities for guiding research in the Northwest Territories and beyond. The Forum reviewed these priorities at a workshop in January, 2014. More information about regional research priorities can be found in Nę K’ǝ Dene Ts’ı̨lı̨ Forum activity reports as well as Sahtú Research Results Workshop reports. 

Past Meetings

Date           
Topic
2021-11-05
Dene Astronomy
2021-10-22
NWT Species at Risk
2021-10-21
Délı̨nę Public Listening Session - Regional Workshop Prep Call
2021-10-15
Paying the Land book discussion
2021-10-08
Sahtú Research and Monitoring Strategy
2021-09-25
CIMP Draft Action Plan
2021-07-14
Forestry Funding Application
2021-07-13
Board Engagement and Consultation (MVLWB and MVEIRB)
2021-06-29
A Century of Petroleum Extraction at Tłegǫ́hłı̨ (Norman Wells): Indigenous knowledge for Indigenous guardianship
2021-06-25
Sahtú Harvest Study
2021-06-24
Dene Béré Campaign
2021-06-18
Community Harvester Assistance Program/Mackenzie Valley Furs Program Review
2021-05-21
Muskox Research
2021-01-20
Délı̨nę 2021 Public Listening Session - Regional Workshop Planning
2021-01-08
Canadian Mountain Network Hub - Letter of Intent 
 2020-12-03
 Caribou Landscape and Forestry Funding Applications
 2020-11-20
 Délı̨nę 2021 Public Listening Session - Planning Discussion 
 2020-11-13
Boreal Caribou Range Planning 
 2020-11-06
Colville 2020 Public Listening Session - Final Report 
 2020-10-09
CIMP Letter of Intent - Birds, Imperial Closure & Reclamation and Fish
 2020-09-29
Letter of Intent - Climate change and Dene Béré Campaign
 2020-09-16
Funding Proposal - caribou, wildfire and climate change 
 2020-08-14
Imperial Oil Closure 
2020-07-21 
 River Journeys, Treaty 11 (second meeting)
2020-06-25 
River Journeys, Treaty 11 
2020-06-16
Little Critters Status Ranking
2020-06-06
Water Stewardship Strategy
2020-03-26
Initiatives and Networking during the pandemic period
2015-10-26
CIMP Letter of Intent, Research and Monitoring Updates, Research Licences 
 2015-10-08
 CIMP Letter of Intent Call, Tsá Túé Research Monitoring Workshop, Forum member roles, Sahtú Monitoring Framework and Research Strategy
 2015-09-03
 Sahtú Harvest Study Community Engagement, Summer Plans, Research Licences Referral Process
2015-08-27
Sahtú Harvest Study Presentation
2015-06-04
Barren-ground Caribou Research, Research Updates, Cross-Cultural Research Camp
2015-02-27
Workshop Debrief, Gathering of Caribou Debrief and upcoming Forum activities
2015-01-08
Research Proposals and Forum Workplan
2014-06-05
Roundtable updates, Environmental Studies Research Fund, 
2014-05-08
Wildlife Cumulative Effects Monitoring
2014-04-24
Overview of Central Mackenzie Shale Oil Partnership and Forum Workplan
2014-02-25
Updates from Partners and Terms of Reference Overview
2014-01-09
Yellowknife Forum Workshop
2013-12-06
Forum Terms of Reference