"In the late nineteenth century, to the alarm of government conservationists, the North American plains bison population collapsed. Yet large herds of other big game animals still roamed the Northwest Territories, and Aboriginal people depended on them for food and clothing. Hunters at the Margin examines the conflict in the Northwest Territories between Native hunters and conservationists over three big game species: the wood bison, the muskox, and the caribou.
Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy
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"At one level, the story of Membertou First Nation is inspirational. But, this paper identifies some of the unique challenges and barriers faced by First Nations people pursuing opportunities as entrepreneurs. Challenges include issues of political stability; the need to respect the value placed upon community, conservation and sustainability by the culture the limited access to traditional sources of capital and other possible barriers.
Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NL-DFA)
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"This report can be considered a credible representation of issues currently facing coastal and oceans areas of this province. However, when drafting a provincial coastal zone and ocean policy framework and strategic plan, further CMAs must be investigated - particularly within the Labrador region."
"In 1990, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark ruling in the Sparrow decision. This decision found that the Musqueam First Nation has an Aboriginal right to fish for food, social and ceremonial purposes."
"The following guide highlights several articles considered by the Assembly of First Nations in the creation of its 2010-11 Co-Management Survey and Co-Management Discussion Paper. This guide briefly summarizes several different interpretations of the term “co-management” as presented by academics and the Government of Canada"
"In order to provide support and enhancement to DFO’s co-management initiatives, the Assembly of First Nations performed an assessment of co-management definitions and carried out consensus-building exercises with First Nations groups in the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program in an attempt to reach a common definition."
"The term co-management has been identified as an important component to the relationship of First Nations and DFO. However, both sides are struggling to find a common definition of the term, or agreement on best practices or implementation. "
"Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) will be starting the bioregional planning process in 2011-2012 which will begin to identify potential MPA sites. ESU-Fisheries will advocate for mutually-beneficial dialogue between DFO and First Nations to encourage the establishment of MPAs that compliment First Nation rights and interests."
"The decline of populations of the Atlantic salmon – or Plamu – is a national concern. Of 41 rivers in Cape Breton that historically sustained spawning populations, only 3 currently are above or near to spawning requirements. Some contributory causes are well known: over harvesting (legal and illegal), habitat destruction, long range and local pollution, introductions of non-native species, and changes in predator populations."
"The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council is not just another organization. Our success can be best described as both phenomenal and fresh. We wish to continue to further develop a full range of services, which in turn will fully complement our communities and future clients, which is what our new 5-year Strategic Plan is all about"