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

Folder 2.0 Proposals for Decision, Information Request Responses and Supporting Documentation


pdf 19-10-21 Colville Plan 1 - Dehlá Got'ı̨nę Ɂǝdǝ Plan Popular

Summary: The Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (SDMCLCA) was intended to recognize the self determination of Sahtu Dene and Metis and support the Dehlá Got’ı̨ne to exercise their authorities to protect wildlife directly through the Colville Lake RRC and through co-management arrangements with other governments and institutions.

This Dehlá Got’ı̨ne ʔədǝ Plan is developed to protect Dehlá Got’ı̨ne ʔədə by following Dehlá Got’ı̨ne ʔeʔá. The SDMCLCA and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples support the need for Indigenous knowledge, customs and practices to achieve conservation. In 2016, the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board (SRRB) held a hearing on Bluenose East (BNE) ʔədǝ, and adopted a community conservation planning approach as the best option for achieving conservation outcomes in the Sahtu region. This approach was accepted by the GNWT Minister in February 2017.

The Dehlá Got’ı̨ne have developed this ʔədǝ Plan to build on the objectives set out in ourʔədə Declaration:

1. We are the Dehlá Got’ı̨ne. Dehlá Got’ı̨ne were placed on Dehlá Got’ı̨ne traditional territory by Newehsı̨ne. We have governed Dehlá Got’ı̨ne land for centuries, since time immemorial.

2. The ʔədə were placed on Dehlá Got’ı̨ne traditional territory by Newehsı̨ne. Newehsı̨ne gave us the gift of the ʔədə for us to take.

3. It is the Dehlá Got’ı̨ne responsibility to take care of the ʔədə and it is the responsibility of the ʔədə to take care of us.4. We carry the history of Dehlá Got’ı̨ne grandfathers and grandmothers who carried the history of their grandfathers and grandmothers over an immense expanse of time and space.

5. Dehlá Got’ı̨ne ancestors taught the Dehlá Got’ı̨ne how to maintain our relationship with the ʔədə so that the ʔədə will take care of Dehlá Got’ı̨ne through all Dehlá Got’ı̨ne hardships.

6. If Dehlá Got’ı̨ne abandon Dehlá Got’ı̨ne responsibilities with the ʔədə, then Dehlá Got’ı̨ne will lose the gift of the ʔədə.

7. The ʔədə are the Dehlá Got’ı̨ne connection to Dehlá Got’ı̨ne land and Dehlá Got’ı̨ne are part of the natural cycle of the ʔədə.

8. Dehlá Got’ı̨ne ʔədə are to be respected according to Dehlá Got’ı̨ne ʔeʔá.

pdf 19-10-21 Colville Plan 2 - Dehlá Got'ı̨nę Tseduweh Ɂǝdǝ Ɂahɂah Popular

Dehlá Got’ı̨ne Tseduweh ʔəde Ah’ah, 2019

PART 1 - Citation

PART II - Interpretation and Application

PART III - Roles and Responsibilities

PART IV - Rights and Authorizations

PART V - Enforcement

Schedule A- Authorization Form for non-Dehla Got’ine Harvesters


pdf 19-10-21 Colville Plan 3 - Dehlá Got'ı̨nę Tseduweh Ɂǝdǝ Ɂahɂah Presentation Popular

This plain language slide presentation outlines Colville Lake's Dehla Got'ine Ehde Plan. 

pdf 19-12-10 Ross River Dena Council Round 1 Information Request Response

This is the Information Request Response from the Ross River Dena Council.

pdf 19-12-17 Colville Round 1 Information Request Response

This is Colville's response to Round 1 Information Requests. The response highlights questions that are addressed by Colville's proposed Dehlá Got’ı ne ʔədə Plan and the draft and the draft Dehlá Got’ı̨ne Ts’ı̨duweh ʔədə ʔeɂá, 2019, submitted to the Ɂehdzo Got'ı̨nę Gots'ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board) on October 21, 2019. Some additional information is provided. Colville indicates that on several questions, further discussion is needed.

pdf 19-12-17 ENR Round 1 Information Request Responses

This document includes a cover letter and responses to Round 1 Information Requests (IRs), including IRs that were directed specifically to ENR. A selection of the public documents referenced in this response have been added to the Relevant Documents folder in this Public Registry.

pdf 19-12-19 WMAC-NWT Letter - Transboundary Agreements-Harvest Data

In this letter, the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT) outlines the expectation that the community conservation planning process in the Sahtú will "comply with the transboundary agreements to which the Sahtú Renewable Resources Board is party, including the Memorandum of Understanding for the Advisory Committee for Cooperation on Wildlife Management (ACCWM) and the Taking Care of Caribou Management Plan (ACCWM 2014)." This includes sharing detailed monthly harvest information among regions. This letter is of special relevance to Round 1 Information Request 2.3 issued by the SRRB:

In the North, each region has a wildlife management authority that works with communities to determine the approach to caribou conservation. Do you have concerns about the coordination of caribou hunting regulation across regions? How do you propose that these concerns be addressed?

pdf 20-01-10 WRRB Submission Supporting Document - 2019 Sahtı̀ Ekwǫ̀ Report 19-08-01

This is the WRRB's final 2019 Reasons for Decision Report for the Sahtì Ekwǫ̀ (Bluenose-East Caribou) Herd with the corrected Appendix I, submitted as a companion to their written submission to the SRRB for the Colville 2020 Public Listening Session. The Report is related to the joint management proposal, entitled "Joint Proposal on Management Actions for the Bluenose-East Ɂekwǫ (Barren-ground caribou) Herd 2019 – 2021".

pdf 20-01-10 WRRB Submission Supporting Document - Sahtı̀ Ekwǫ̀ Implementation Plan

This document, provided as a companion to the written submission of the Wek'èezhı̀ı Renewable Resources Board (WRRB), is the Implementation Tracking Table for the WRRB’s 2019 Sahtì Ekwǫ̀ determinations and recommendations.

pdf 20-01-10 WRRB Submission Supporting Document - TG-GNWT Response to Sahtı̀ Ekwǫ̀ Report 19-08-21

This is the joint Tłı̨chǫ Government and Government of the NWT response to the Wek'èezhı̀ı Renewable Resources Board (WRRB) reasons for decisions and recommendations included in the Sahtı̀ Ekwǫ̀ (Bluenose East caribou) Final Report. It was submitted as a companion to the WRRB's written submission for the Colville 2020 Public Listening Session.

pdf 20-01-10 WRRB Written Submission - Colville 2020 Public Listening Session

The Wek'èezhı̀ı Renewable Resources Board's (WRRB's) written submission and supporting documents provide the SRRB with additional information about the involvement of the WRRB in management of the Sahtì ekwǫ̀ herd in the Northwest Territories, specifically Wek’èezhìı. The submission concludes, "Since the Sahtì ekwǫ̀ herd has continued to decline since 2009, the Board believes that all peoples who harvest the herd must do their part to ensure the herd’s recovery. Users and managers must act now, in whatever ways possible, to protect the herd so future recovery may be possible. The WRRB looks forward to continuing a collaborative relationship with the SRRB regarding barren-ground caribou."

Supporting documents provided by the WRRB are as follows:

pdf 20-01-13 ENR Round 2 Information Request Responses

ENR's submission in response to Round 2 Information Requests includes a cover letter and responses to two questions related to Topic 4: Public Listening Process and Timelines. ENR is supportive of a revised timeline for the remaining four Public Listening Sessions, and  identifies questions related to the Final Wrap‐up Hearing Report. Considerations related to the timeline for Public Listening Session 2 are outlined.

pdf 20-01-13 SRRB Round 2 Information Request Responses

Round 2 Information Requests (IRs) issued by the Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board – SRRB) on December 20, 2019 included questions to the SRRB arising from a letter addressed to the SRRB from the Wildlife Management Advisory Committee (NWT – WMAC [NWT]), as well as a question posed by NWT Environment and Natural Resources. These questions and the SRRB's responses are related to Topic 3: Transboundary Agreements, and Topic 4: Public Listening Process and Timelines.

pdf 20-01-15 ENR Round 1 Information Request Responses - Additional Materials

NWT Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) has provided additional materials in response to Information Request Round 1. These materials address Topic 2: Hunting Laws, IR 2.4. IR 2.4 is a request to ENR and Délı̨nę for an update on actions related to Decision 38 in the SRRB's Bluenose East Hearing Report, requesting that "they immediately begin a process for determining whether and how the restorative justice code for ɂekwé ̨ ɂeɂa hegerı̨chá gha góɂǫ (enforcement) in Délı̨nę’s Belare Wı́le Gots’ę́ Ɂekwę́ plan will be recognized as an 'Alternative Measures' option" under Article 167 of the NWT Wildlife Act.