Northern News Services
Published Monday, September 2, 2013
The Sahtu Land Use Plan was presented to delegates during the annual Sahtu Secretariat Inc. meeting in Tulita last week.
NWT Premier Bob McLeod sits with Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya and Kathryn Bruce, regional director general for the Northwest Territories region of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, in a traditional moose skin boat in Tulita on Aug. 27. The boat was created by members of Sahtu communities and was part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. - photo courtesy of Hilda Camirand
The plan, officially released on Aug. 8, outlines how land within the Sahtu Settlement Area should be used or protected. It took more than 15 years to research and complete and covers all 283,988 square kilometres of the settlement area.
It doesn't cover areas already under Parks Canada jurisdiction, such as national parks.
McLeod said in addition to the plan's unveiling, he also travelled to Tulita to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, which was signed in 1993.
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OTHER RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
Sahtu Land Use Planning Board News Release (August 14, 2013)
FINAL Sahtu Land Use Plan + Approval Letters + Background/Support Documentation
An Action Plan is under development.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) - Regional Land Use Planning