NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP)

Governance / Steering Committee

How the program works

NWT CIMP Governance Model
NWT CIMP governance model

NWT CIMP coordinates, conducts and funds monitoring and research 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 its partners.

NWT CIMP conducts its own monitoring for key cumulative impact initiatives. The program also provides partners with funding and coordination for monitoring and research 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 is available on the NWT Discovery Portal.

NWT CIMP Steering Committee

The meaningful involvement of Indigenous governments in the design and function of NWT CIMP is a requirement of settled land claims and the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act. Indigenous partners are involved in all aspects of the program through the NWT CIMP Steering Committee. The Steering Committee provides guidance and ensures that the program continues to meet the needs of its partners. Indigenous representatives are asked to consult with their regions on key decisions, and to bring back monitoring results and information to their regions.

The Steering Committee comprises of Indigenous, federal and territorial government representatives including:

  • Gwich’in Tribal Council
  • Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated
  • Tłı̨chǫ Government
  • Inuvialuit Game Council
  • Northwest Territory Métis Nation
  • North Slave Métis Alliance
  • Government of Canada (represented by Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Government of the Northwest Territories (represented by Environment and Climate Change)

At this time, observers receive all materials and correspondence and include:

  • Dehcho First Nations
  • Akaitcho Territory Government
  • Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board
  • Mackenzie Valley Review Board
  • Aurora Research Institute

NEW: *Indigenous partner observers have a standing offer to become a member at any time.

Contact information below for individual representatives is updated annually.


Gwich’in Tribal Council 
Phone: (867) 777-7925
Email: Alicia.McRae@gwichintribal.ca

Sahtú Secretariat Incorporated
Phone: (867) 587-2049
Email: Ssi.ic@sahtu.ca

Tłı̨chǫ  Government
Phone: (867) 392-6381, ext. 1357
Email: tyannasteinwand@tlicho.com

Inuvialuit Game Council
Phone: (867) 777-2828
Email: Igc-rp@jointsec.nt.ca

North Slave Métis Alliance
Phone: (867) 873-6762
Email: orna.phelan@nsma.net

Northwest Territory Métis Nation
Phone: (867) 872-2770
Email: lorne.napier@nwtmetis.ca

Government of the Northwest Territories Environment and Climate Change
Phone: (867) 767-9233 ext. 53088
Email: lorraine_brekke@gov.nt.ca

Government of Canada Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Phone: (867) 445-6266
Email: Sally.Wong@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


Akaitcho Territory Government 

Dehcho First Nations
Phone: (867) 695-2355
Email: executivedirector@dehcho.org

Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley
Phone: 867) 766-7458
Email: kmurray@mvlwb.com

Mackenzie Valley Review Board
Phone: (867) 766-7056
Email: aehrlich@reviewboard.ca

Aurora Research Institute
Phone: (867) 777-3298 x232
Email: Garfield.Giff@auroracollege.nt.ca