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Sahtú Renewable Resources Board

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Ross River Dena Council has provided responses to Round 2 Information Requests, as follows:

1.1 Could you provide examples of traditional caribou conservation measures used in your community? (ENR)

1.2 Could you describe the traditional harvesting practices of your community as they relate to harvesting cows vs bulls or different age classes of animals throughout the year? (ENR)

2.1 During the collaborative drafting of the Wildlife Act, which included representatives from Aboriginal governments and wildlife co-management boards, it was heard that a hunter education course should be developed and made available to all hunters in the NWT. As of January 1, 2020, the course will be a legislated requirement for new hunters in the NWT. It is online, free and available now (www.enr.gov.nt.ca/en/services/hunter-education). Although Sahtú rights holders are exempt from the requirement to take the course, we previously heard a desire for Sahtú youth and new or inexperienced hunters to take the course. ENR can make these courses available in-person, would you be interested in this style of delivery?

4.1 In considering the capacity of the SRRB and the Parties, and the experience of preparing for the Colville 2020 Public Listening Session, do you support a revised timeline for Public Listening Sessions with only one Session per year, with a schedule to prepare for each Session in modest steps throughout the year, and completion of Reasons for Decision report by March 31? Please comment on the following timeline, topics and hosting communities, keeping in mind the benefits of holding sessions during winter road season to maximize participation:

  • 2021 – Session 2: Knowledge of Caribou and Landscapes (Délı̨nę)
  • 2022 – Session 3: Caribou and Predators (Fort Good Hope)
  • 2023 – Session 4: Wildfires, Climate Change and Caribou Habitat (Tulı́t'a)
  • 2024 – Session 5: The Sahtú Mixed Economy and Caribou Conservation (N. Wells)
  • 2025 - SRRB Final Wrap-up Hearing Report