The contents of this report include: an update on Board membership and staff; a description of the draft implementation strategy to the Plan; the Planning Board's priorities for 2004-2005; a review of land use permits and water licences issued, and an explanation of how an approved Plan has affected those acivities; a list of action items that are currently being addressed; recommendations for groups to consider in the next year; the Planning Board's work plan for 2003-2004, and; the audited financial statements for 2003-2004. ... All regulatory agencies have to ensure that all licensed, permitted, and othe authorized activities related to the use of land, water, and the deposit of waste conform with the Plan. The...
Concerns related to the governance of water that have emerged at the global scale have created pressure for, and an increase in, water policy reform in many countries. Simultaneously, Indigenous governance movements related to self-determination are undergoing an immense period of growth and change worldwide; the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been a milestone of this growth. These movements are significant because of Indigenous peoples' asserted rights to lands, waters, and natural resources. In this paper, we explore the extent to which water policy reform efforts recognize concepts of Indigenous governance and self-determination. The extent to which these concepts are...
Categories: Data, Publication; Types: Citation, Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, Shapefile; Tags: Adaptation planning 1-Best Management Practices, Adaptation planning 1-Best management practices, Landscape Scale Conservation: British Columbia, landscape scale conservation: Native-Aboriginal Ways
Ddhaw Ghro is an isolated mountain range in central Yukon. The area has been important to Northern Tutchone people for thousands of years. It has several features of regional significance, including unglaciated alpine areas and plant communities. It is also known for the Chu Tthaw Hot Springs, the fannin sheep population, the rich cultural history of the Northern Tutchone People and the intact mountain ecosystem. In 1948, the government of Canada established the Ddhaw Ghro area as the McArthur Game Sanctuary. Then, in 1993, it was identified for further protection under the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Final Agreement. ... As part of the Selkirk First Nation Final Agreement, a Ddhaw Ghro steering committee was...
Categories: Data, Publication; Types: Citation, Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, Shapefile; Tags: Adaptation planning 1-Best Management Practices, Adaptation planning 1-Best management practices, Landscape Scale Conservation: Yukon, landscape scale conservation: Native-Aboriginal Ways
Exploring ecological changes in Cook Inlet beluga whale habitat though traditional and local ecological knowledge of contributing factors for population decline
Caribou Hunters and Researchers at the Co-management Interface: Emergent Dilemmas and the Dynamics of Legitimacy in Power Sharing
A content analysis of PCMB meeting minutes from its first meeting to 1993 reveals a repeated pattern of communication in which Native hunters pose questions about the need for caribou research requiring the use of aircraft and collars and the handling of animals, and a response by agency managers to inform community residents about the value of collars in science and/or demonstrating their application. Never discussed openly at PCMB meetings was what the Gwich'in regard as a negotiated order of power-sharing arrangement between Gwich'in and caribou, established in the time before there was time, nunh ttrotsit ultsui gwuno (when the earth was first made), when caribou were people and people were caribou. As told...
Perceptions of change in southwest Yukon land and socialscapes: Implications for the study of cumulative effects and social thresholds
This research focuses on contemporary and historical relationships between landscape change and human impacts in southwest Yukon, Canada, in order to bring to light the nature of cumulative social effects, and culturally appropriate methodologies that may be used for their evaluation. Results were acquired through twenty eight semi-structured interviews with natural resource managers, health and social workers, First Nations, and non-First Nations residents, in which resource development, and other important local markers of change were topics of discussion. Social thresholds are also developed from these results for their use in supporting resource management decisions. Resilience theory plays a center role in...
Growing together: A principle-based approach to building collaborative Indigenous partnerships in Canada’s forest sector
Water hearts and cultural landscapes: Practical understanding and natural resource management in the Northwest Territories, Canada
The Canadian North finds itself in a period of Canadian history with unprecedented levels of social and environmental complexity, political uncertainty and economic change. Within the Mackenzie River valley of the Northwest Territories, major industrial resource development projects are underway. At the same time, innovative natural resource management (NRM) governance institutions are being proposed. This dissertation explores how socio-cultural and political practices enable people to become institutional bricoleurs in resource management. From Déline, Northwest Territories, I examined how outside resource managers from federal and territorial governments, environmental non-government organizations, and aboriginal...
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People of the Lakes: Stories of our Van Tat Gwich'in Elders/ Googwandak Nakhwach'ando Van Tat Gwich'in
Can community-based natural resource management improve wildfire policy planning in interior Alaska? Addressing value differences, ineffective participatory processes, and conflicts over traditional ecological knowledge
A climactically-induced increase in wildfires in the Alaskan boreal forest threatens rural indigenous livelihoods, and indicates a need for community involvement in wildfire policy planning. A diverse literature describes community-based natural resource management, but has not been applied to wildfire management. Through three research papers this dissertation investigates conflicts over wildfire management in rural Alaska and considers community participation as a potential solution. The first paper explores the concept of a "community" perspective on wildfire in the Koyukon Athabascan communities of Galena and Huslia. A Q-sort was used to determine shared perspectives, and showed that Koyukon grouped separately...
Categories: Data, Publication; Types: Citation, Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, Shapefile; Tags: Adaptation planning 1-Best management practices, Adaptation planning 1-Best management practices, landscape scale conservation: Fire, landscape scale conservation: Native-Aboriginal Ways
Hegemonic and emerging concepts of conservation: a critical examination of barriers to incorporating Indigenous perspectives in protected area conservation policies and practice
CARIBOU RISING: DEFENDING THE PORCUPINE HERD, GWICH-'IN CULTURE, AND THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE . Rick Bass. 2004. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. xii + 164 p, hard cover. ISBN 1-57805-114-2. $19.95
Integrating subsistence practice and species distribution modeling: assessing invasive elodea’s potential impact on Native Alaskan subsistence of Chinook salmon and whitefish