Culturally Driven Freshwater and Fish Monitoring: Opportunities for Social Learning in the Dehcho Region

  • tracking change Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance

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  • This research project, focused on identifying social learning opportunities in the Dehcho region of the Northwest Territories, is being undertaken in collaboration with Kátł’odeeche First Nation (KFN). This South Slavey Dene community has occupied their traditional lands for thousands of years. Situated in the Mackenzie River Basin, Hay River, Great Slave Lake, Sandy Creek, Buffalo River and Lake are culturally significant bodies of water and Traditional Knowledge has been passed down for generations through the practice of fish harvesting and monitoring.
    Kátł’odeeche First Nation is currently developing a culturally appropriate community-based environmental monitoring program that is driven by Traditional Knowledge and built around seasonal traditional harvesting activities.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International