Aboriginal Aquatic Resource & Oceans Management (AAROM)
AAROM was developed to respond to a number of issues identified during discussions on the renewal of the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy. The goal of AAROM is to help Aboriginal groups to participate effectively in advisory and decision-making processes used for aquatic resource and oceans management.
Regional Coordinator: Roles and Responsibilities
Diane’s role as Regional Coordinator is based on First Nation direction to AAMP; to provide support as requested and to build capacity.
- Program Related Administrative Tasks
- Funding Access Through Proposal Development
- Regular Communications with First Nations and Others
- Support with Technical Aspects Related to Aquatic Research and Monitoring
- All Program Reporting, including quarterly reports to the Akaitcho Executive & at ATG’s Annual General Assembly
Executive: Roles and Responsibilities
Responsibility: The ATG Executive (comprised of Akaitcho First Nation Chiefs) provide direction, oversee and monitor all aspects of the Akaitcho Aquatic Monitoring Program (i.e. oversee staff, provide programming direction, approve proposal/budget).
AMP Technical Advisor: Roles and Responsibilities
Responsibility: Board members are appointed by First Nations and are comprised of First Nation environment resource staff whom are collectively tasked with development of aquatic research and monitoring programming within Akaitcho territory.
- The Akaitcho way of life has always respected the Land, Water, and Tech’adi (e.g. all living things) on Mother Earth.
- The Akaitcho Dene have always had the responsibility of being the “Keepers of the Land, Water, and Tech’adi.”
- The Akaitcho Dene way of life is connected to the Land, Water, and Tech’adi.
- The Akaitcho Dene way of life has always had a spiritual connection to the Land, Water, and Tech’adi through our customs and practices
- The Akaitcho Dene way of life has always followed the oral history passed down from generation to generation.
- The Akaitcho Dene have co-existed together and with others.
- The Akaitcho Dene have always encouraged our young people to pursue their educational goals, both traditional and formal.
- The Akaitcho Dene are proud to be Dene.
- Presence on Great Slave Lake
- Clean and Healthy Lake, Shores and Rivers
- Develop Partnerships/Relationships
- Uphold and respect Dene Law
- Gathering Existing Information and data on Great Slave Lake
- Ensure Healthy and Abundant Fish
- Ensuring clean and safe water
- Pursue funding for program delivery from different sources
- Skill Development
AAMP Projects and Programming to Date
Fish Studies – Sampling/collection
Contaminants Research – Metals in Fish
Water Sample Programs – Baseline data
Youth Workshops with Land Users/Elders (TK & WS)
Habitat Restoration Pilot Projects
Watershed Forums (YK River, Water is Life, Keepers of the Water)
Training – Sampling protocols, safety and capacity building for staff
Planning: Visioning Workshops, Strategic Planning, Policy & Procedure Manual and Technical Sessions
Equipment – Purchases and access
Communications materials – Newsletters, DVD’s
Akaitcho Language Program
The Akaitcho Territory Government is committed to preserving the traditional languages spoken by their member nations: Weledeh, Chipewyan, Tłįchǫ, Dene Zhatie, North Slavey, and Michif.
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