GNWT allocates $1.7 million to monitoring and research projects focused on Indigenous knowledge and science

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Yellowknife — June 8, 2022

The Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP) is providing $1.7 million in 2022-23 to support 29 monitoring and research projects. Funding recipients include Indigenous governments, Indigenous organizations, universities, and territorial and federal government departments.

This year, approximately $1.2 million is being provided for ongoing projects and approximately $500,000 is being provided for eight new projects.

Of the 29 projects funded, five are focused on Indigenous Knowledge, 22 are science focused, and two combine Indigenous Knowledge and science. All of these projects address key cumulative impact monitoring priorities for caribou, water and fish. The research gathered will provide valuable knowledge for resource managers, governments, and communities to inform decision-making.


“These projects help us to better understand environmental changes impacting caribou, water, and fish in the Northwest Territories. I’m proud that the NWT CIMP continues to support work that brings together Indigenous, local, and scientific knowledge, and informs sound decision-making.”

- Shane Thompson, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources

Quick facts

  • $1.7 million in funding will be distributed to 29 projects.
  • Eight projects are starting this year, eight are mid-term, and 13 are in their final year.
  • Recommendations on project funding were made by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from Indigenous governments, Indigenous organizations, co-management boards and territorial and federal governments.

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Environment and Natural Resources

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