Tłįchǫ Aquatic Environmental Monitoring Program

The Tłįchǫ Aquatic Environmental Monitoring Program (TAEMP) is a partnership between the Tłįchǫ communities, the Wekʼèezhìi  Renewable Resources Board (WRRB), the Tłįchǫ Government, Wek’èezhìı Land and Water Board (WLWB), and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), with support from Golder Associates.

The purpose of the TAEMP is to monitor the health of fish and fish habitats near the Tłįchǫ communities by developing a baseline or snapshot of environmental conditions that exist now, to accomplish this, community members along with biologists collected samples from fish, water and lake bottom sediment at various locations on Lac la Martre lake. That baseline information gives a starting point against which it is possible to see if there are any changes in future water or habitat conditions.

In the past camps were set up in the following order Marion Lake, Russell Lake, Snare Lake, Rae Lakes and this year on Lac la Martre, completing a cycle of having data collected from all four Tłįchǫ communities.  In the years to come more data will be collected and compared to past data, in order to monitor any change in fish or fish habitat.

 

 

Masi to the Whati Fish Camp Participants:

Elders Youth Camp Staff
Joe / Madeline Champlain Jimmy / Margaret Nitsiza Lucy Nitsiza  Francis / Georgina Simpson Mason Beaverho
Jacinta Flunki
T
wyla Nitsiza Alexander Simpson Isiah Zoe
Bernice Beaverho John Beaverho Archie Nitsiza Elizabeth Young

 

For more information please contact:

Sjoerd van der Wielen Manager, Lands Section Department of Culture and Lands Protection Tłįchǫ Government Phone:  867-392-6381 Ext 1351