Colville 2020 Public Listening: Sahtú Ragóɂa (Hunting Laws) and Sahtú Approaches to Wildlife Harvesting
Colville Lake, January 21-23, 2020
The Colville 2020 Public Listening Session is part of a larger five-part Hearing proceeding to answer the question, “What is the most effective way to conserve caribou?” The Colville Session is focused on the topic Sahtú Ragóɂa (Harvest Law) and Approaches to Wildlife Harvesting. Co-hosted by the Colville Lake Renewable Resources Council and the Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board), the Session will take place on January 21-23, 2020 in Colville Lake.
Colville Lake’s caribou plan and harvest law, Dehlá Got’ı̨nę Tseduweh ʔəde Ɂahɂah, will be available for consideration on October 21. We invite submission of other proposals and/or presentations from Sahtú Organisations, governments and the public on the following questions:
- What is the current status of caribou populations in the Sahtú Region, including ɂedǝ/ɂekwę́ (Bluenose West and Bluenose East barren-ground caribou), shúhtagoɂepę́ (Northern Mountain caribou), and tǫdzı (Boreal Woodland caribou)?
- What is the most effective way to regulate harvesting of caribou and other wildlife?
- What are Indigenous systems for Dene béré (country food) security and Dene ts'ı̨lı̨ (ways of life or cultural integrity) in the Sahtú region that promote caribou conservation?
- How can a community conservation planning approach in the Sahtú region relate to other types of conservation plans and decisions about the same caribou herds in neighbouring regions?
Make your voice heard!
You or your organisation are invited to register for Party status if:
- You will be directly affected by the Public Listening Session on Sahtú Ragóɂa (Hunting Laws) and Approaches to Wildlife Harvesting.
- You are interested in making a presentation and contributing evidence for consideration by the Board.
Applications for Party status are reviewed and approved by the Ɂehdzo Got'ı̨nę Gots'ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board).
Organisations or individuals that do not register as a Party will be able to attend the Public Listening Session and speak during the "Presentations or Comments from the Public" section of the agenda.