Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı
Sahtú Renewable Resources Board

pdf Délı̨nę Belare Wı́le Gots'ę́ Ɂekwę́ - Caribou for All Time Proposal VERSION 2 16-05-20 Popular

Version 2 of the Belare wı́le Gots'ę́ Ɂekwę́ - Carıbou for All Tıme proposal was submitted in conjunction with the Délı̨nę Ɂehdzo Got'ı̨nę Final Submission. This version was produced by the Délı̨nę Ɂekwę́ Working Group based on experience in the first phase of implementation, as well as questions and comments posed during the Sahtú and Wek'èezhı̀ı Bluenose East hearing proceedings. The followıng is a summary of key revisions made:

New section added: Conservation Approach

  • Explains some key Dene harvesting and governance concepts that underlie the plan
  • Describes areas in which Dene approach conservation in a different way than other systems of resource management

New section added: Our Plan for Action

  • Revised former Workplanning section, moving detailed actions into Appendix D and describing broader conservation goals and strategies by program area in new section of plan body

New program area details added: Ɂededáhk’ǝ́ (Habitat)

  • Addressed community interest in having plan include more about ‘big picture’ issues like climate change and habitat protection
  • Added specific sites recommended for protection and actions to address climate change

Ɂekwę́ Nátsezé Ɂeɂa moved into relevant action program area from Appendix B

  • Information formerly in appendix was revised and added to the relevant program area in the plan

New Appendix A added: Délı̨nę Got'ı̨nę Community Members Participating in Belarewı́le Gots’ę́ Ɂekwę́ Planning Process

  • List of community members involved in Working Group meetings to date

New Appendix C added: RRC Responsibilities Under the Land Claim

  • Contains relevant clauses from the Sahtú Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (1993) pertaining to Renewable Resource Council responsibilities for wildlife and wildlife habitat

Délı̨nę Ɂekwę́ Code (former Appendix C) revised and moved to Appendix E

  • Refined ideas around who the Harvest Code applies to and how it impacts Sahtú participants and people from other communities

Removed Appendix D: Practicing Our Ɂekwę́ Nátsezé Ɂeɂa

  • Former appendix detailing Working Group responses to ENR questions about how the Harvest Policy would work in practice removed

More Dene language and concepts incorporated throughout plan

  • Did additional language work to better understand Dene ecological concepts
  • Added many Dene words and phrases to better reflect Dene perspective


  • Updated working group members with additional names since latest meetings
  • Updated process sections to include hearings and recent meetings.