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2020 NWT Conservation Network Gathering

February 26 - 27, 2020

Yellowknife, Explorer Hotel

About the Gathering

The 2020 NWT Conservation Network Gathering took place February 26-27, 2020, in Yellowknife.

The gathering brought together more than 100 participants, including Indigenous leaders, federal and territorial governments, academia, non-government organizations and conservation leaders from across Canada, to exchange knowledge, build partnerships and nurture collaboration.

Over two days, participants explored themes of innovation in protected area governance, management, finance, sustainability and research.

An evening event on February 26 celebrated northern Indigenous cultures and a coming together of partners involved in the governance, management and monitoring of the NWT conservation network.

A full report on the NWT Conservation Network Gathering is now available

Gathering Overview

Videos of the gathering can be found here.

Day 1 - February 26 - Innovation in Conservation Practice

Welcome/Opening Chief Eddy Sangris and Deputy Minister Erin Kelly, ENR

Morning day 1

Inspiring Innovation in Conservation – Opening Keynotes Danika Littlechild, Steven Nitah

Diverse Stories of Protected Area Establishment in the Northwest Territories:

Advice from the Field: Collaborative Governance and Consensus-based Decision-making

Afternoon Day 1

  • Innovation in Indigenous led Management Planning: Case study of Dinàgà Wek’èhodì candidate protected area Healthy Country Planning experience. Kathy Racher & Phoebe Rabesca
  • Experience and Inspiration: The Role of Guardian Programs in Monitoring and Managing Protected Areas Panel Moderated by: Steven Nitah. Panel Members: Dana Holtby, Douglas Neasloss, Dahti Tteso, Mike Low, Prairie Desjarlais

Morning Day 2

Welcome Back/Opening Minister Thompson, ENR

Afternoon Day 2

Day 2 - February 27 - Innovation in Conservation Practice

Welcome Back/Opening Minister Thompson, ENR

Afternoon Day 2

  • Experiences in the Co-Production of Knowledge Panel. Panel Moderated by: Dr. Robin Roth. Panel Members: Petter Jacobsen, Shari Fox, Frank Brown, Dieter Cazon
  • Doing Research in a Good Way Panel. Panel Moderated by: Debbie Delancey. Panel Members: Jessica Simpson, Jessica Dutton, Alestine Andre

Contact Information

If you have any questions or would like a PDF version of any presentations from the event, contact us at conservationplanning@gov.nt.ca.

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