Community-led Planning for Caribou: Changing How We Do Conservation



Event Date and Time
March 23rd, 2022 at 10:00am MST to March 23rd, 2022 at 12:00pm MST

The Indigenous Knowledge Circle of the National Boreal Caribou Knowledge Consortium invites you to join this workshop to learn about the community-led caribou planning being led by the Sahtú Renewable Resource Board (SRRB).

Presenters from the SRRB will share about their stewardship planning processes that were informed by Healthy Country Planning, including a series of Public “Listening” Sessions.

In the second hour following the presentations, participants are invited to share their own experience with planning and discuss:

  • How are communities leading planning for caribou? How are they adapting methods, like Healthy Country Planning, to work for their culture and context?
  • What does shared governance of caribou look like? How do we make decisions about the future of caribou in planning processes?

About the presenters:

Dr. Deborah Simmons, Executive Director of SRRB will present what the SRRB is and the work they are doing. Shúhtaot'ı̨nę Elder with the Tulı́t’a Dene Band and Nę K’ǝ Dene Ts'ı̨lı̨ (Living on the Land) Forum Research Director and Chair Leon Andrew will present about the Dene way of planning and how it is different from the other ways of planning.

Michele Sam of the Ktunaxa ʔaqⱡsmaknik Nation, will provide a brief presentation about Healthy Country Planning.