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Current Proceedings: 

  • 2019 Bluenose East Caribou Proceeding – Level 3

On January 14, 2019, the WRRB received the “Joint Proposal on Management Actions for the Bluenose-East Ɂekwǫ̀ (Barren-ground caribou) Herd 2019-2021” outlining proposed management actions for the Bluenose-East caribou herd in Wek’èezhìı. The WRRB considers any restriction of harvest or component of harvest as the establishment of a Total Allowable Harvest and in such cases is required to hold a public hearing. The WRRB has determined that the proposed management actions are such that the Board must undertake a Level 3 review, as per its Rule for Management Proposals.

 

  • 2019 Bathurst Caribou Proceeding – Level 2

On January 22, 2019, the WRRB received the “Joint Proposal on Management Actions for the Bathurst Ɂekwǫ̀ (Barren-ground caribou) Herd 2019-2021” outlining proposed management actions for the Bathurst caribou herd in Wek’èezhìı. Following an initial assessment of the Bathurst management proposal, the Board has determined that a Level 2 review is appropriate, as per its Rule for Management Proposals.

Latest Documents

August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 036 - Ekwò zò gha dzô nats’êdè “We Live Here For Caribou” Cumulative Impacts Study on the Bathurst Caribou

Key words: traditional knowledge; Tłı̨chǫ; Bathurst caribou; hunting economy; Tłı̨chǫ culture, language and way of life; cumulative impacts; ecosystem; biological and cultural diversity

Traditional knowledge
August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 032 - “We monitor by living here”: Developing monitoring methods based in Indigenous knowledge

Key words: Gitga’at people; stewardship; Guardians; traditional foods; harvest; abundance and quality of resources; health; monitoring; ecological change; Indigenous knowledge

Traditional knowledge
August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 041 - 2016 Reasons for Decision Related to a Joint Proposal for the Management of the Bluenose-East ʔekwǫ̀ (Barren-ground Caribou) Herd - Part A

This is the WRRB's Part A, Reasons for Decision Report for the 2016 Bluenose-East Caribou Joint Management Proposal.

Science
August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 029 - Monitoring the Relationship between People and Caribou

Key words: Tłı̨chǫ laws; human behaviour; caribou; relationships; caribou populations; migration patterns; Tłı̨chǫ indicators of change

Traditional knowledge
August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 018 - Analysis of environmental, temporal, and spatial factors affecting demography of the Bathurst and Bluenose-East caribou herds.

Key words: Bathurst caribou; Bluenose-East caribou; survival and productivity rates; environmental variables; temporal variables; spatial variables; integrated population demographic model; environmental covariates

Science
August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 035 - “We Watch Everything” A Methodology for Boots on the Ground Caribou Monitoring

Key words: Boots on the Ground; caribou monitoring; Traditional Knowledge; Tłı̨chǫ; Bathurst caribou; “We Watch Everything”; holistic monitoring approach; field-based methodology; "Do as Hunters Do” 

Traditional knowledge
August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 028 - Caribou Migration and the State of their Habitat: Tłı̨chǫ Knowledge and Perspectives on ekwò˛ (Barrenland Caribou)

Key words: Tłı̨chǫ knowledge; ɂekwǫ̀ (barren-ground caribou); state of the caribou habitat; monitoring and management; caribou distribution; migration patterns; relationship between the Tłı̨chǫ and the caribou

Traditional knowledge
August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 030 - Renewing our traditional laws through joint ekwǫ (caribou) management

Key words: caribou; traditional laws; harvest; barrenlands; management system; working together; changes on the land; caribou relationships; responsibility 

Traditional knowledge
August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 024 - BATHURST CARIBOU RANGE PLAN DRAFT 2018

Key words: GNWT-ENR; management; cumulative impacts; Bathurst caribou; caribou habitat; Caribou People; human-caused disturbance; natural (fire) disturbance in the Bathurst

Science
August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 021 - Caribou Consumption in Northern Canadian Communities

Key words: health; caribou (Rangifer tarandus); caribou consumption levels; diet quality; opportunity costs; out-of-pocket costs; household employment activity

Traditional knowledge
August 20, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 031 - Łeghágots'enetę (learning together): the importance of indigenous perspectives in the identification of biological variation

Key words: aboriginal; biocultural diversity; biodiversity; caribou; collaborative research; ecology; First Nation; genetic variation; indigenous communities; population genetics; population structure; Rangifer tarandus; resource management; social-ecological systems; traditional knowledge

Traditional knowledge
August 6, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 017 - WRRB to TG & ENR Re: Documents Requested

This is a letter from the WRRB to TG and ENR requesting that digital copies of the listed references be provided for posting to the public registry for the 2019 Kokètì Ekwǫ̀ (Bathurst Caribou) Proceeding by no later than 12:00 p.m. MDT on August 9, 2019. 

Correspondence
August 1, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 016 - WRRB to TG & ENR Re: Supporting Documentation

This is a letter from the WRRB requesting that TG and ENR review the list of supporting documentation and consent to posting on the public registry for the 2019 Kokètì Ekwǫ̀ (Bathurst Caribou) Proceeding by no later than 12:00 p.m. MDT on August 9, 2019.  If no response is received, the Board will consider the list acceptable.  Posting will occur by August 12, 2019.

Correspondence
August 1, 2019 PR (BNE 2019): 203 - WRRB Reasons for Decision Final Report w/ Corrected Appendix – Sahtì Ekwǫ̀ (Bluenose-East Caribou) Herd

This is the WRRB's final 2019 Reasons for Decision Report for the Sahtì Ekwǫ̀ (Bluenose-East Caribou) Herd with the corrected Appendix I. 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".

Decisions and Recommendations
July 18, 2019 PR (BATH 2019): 015 - Estimates of Breeding Females & Adult Herd Size and Analyses of Demographics for the Bathurst Herd of Barren-Ground Caribou: 2018 Calving Ground Photographic Survey

This report describes the results of a calving ground photo survey of the Kokètì Ekwǫ̀ (Bathurst Caribou) herd conducted in June of 2018 near Bathurst Inlet in Nunavut (NU). The main objectives were to estimate the numbers of breeding females, adult females, and adults in the herd, to compare with results of previous calving ground surveys of this herd, the last of them in 2015.

Science

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