Governance / Steering Committee
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The Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP) is both a coordinator and conductor of monitoring activities. Cumulative impact monitoring questions and priorities are identified by key land and water use decision makers. The NWT CIMP Steering Committee provides guidance to ensure that the program continues to address the needs of Indigenous, territorial and federal governments.
NWT CIMP conducts its own monitoring for key cumulative impact initiatives. The program also provides partners with funding and coordination for monitoring initiatives that collect, analyze and report on cumulative impacts and environmental trends. This information is communicated to decision-makers directly, or through monitoring partners, and the NWT Discovery Portal.
Meaningful involvement of Indigenous governments in the design and function of NWT CIMP is a requirement of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act. Indigenous governments are involved in all aspects of the program through the guidance of the NWT CIMP Steering Committee. The Steering Committee provides high-level oversight for NWT CIMP and ensures that the program continues to meet the needs of Indigenous governments. Aboriginal Steering Committee members are asked to consult with their region on key decisions, and to bring back monitoring results and information to their regions
The Steering Committee comprises First Nations, Inuvialuit, Métis, federal and territorial government representatives including the Government of Canada (represented by Parks Canada), the Government of the Northwest Territories (represented by Environment and Natural Resources), Gwich’in Tribal Council, Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, Tłı̨chǫ Government, Inuvialuit Game Council, NWT Métis Nation, and the North Slave Métis Alliance.
At this time, active observers include the Dehcho First Nations, Akaitcho Territory Government, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board, and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
Contact information for individual Steering Committee representatives is updated annually and provided below.
Gwich’in Tribal Council
Phone: (867) 777-7914
Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated
Phone: (867) 589-4719, ext. 23
Inuvialuit Game Council
Phone: (867) 777-2828
North Slave Métis Alliance
Phone: (867) 873-6762 ext. 24
Northwest Territory Métis Nation
Phone: (867) 872-2770, ext. 32
Government of the Northwest Territories
Environment and Natural Resources
Phone: (867) 767-9233 ext. 53080
Parks Canada (representing Government of Canada)
Regional Indigenous organizations listed as Observers have a standing offer to become a member at any time and receive all materials and correspondence.
Akaitcho Territory Government
Phone: (867) 370-3217
Dehcho First Nations
Phone: (867) 695-2355
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Phone: (867) 777-7503
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board
Phone: 867) 766-7463
Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board
Phone: (867) 766-7056
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Phone: (403) 267-1188