In anticipation of the signing of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA), the Inuvialuit Game Council (IGC) was established in 1983 to represent the collective Inuvialuit interests in all matters relating to wildlife. The council consists of a chair and a 12-member board, containing two representatives from each of the Hunters and Trappers Committees (HTCs) in the six Inuvialuit communities.
Also arising from the IFA was a joint management system that brought together Inuvialuit and the territorial and federal levels of government. This system allows for integrated resource management of certain aspects within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR).
Inuvialuit Hunters and Trappers Committees
All of the communities in the ISR has its own Hunters and Trappers Committee (HTCs). This group is responsible for certain harvesting rights and management functions as outlined in the IFA.
Members in HTCs must be enroled or eligible for enrolment if under the age of 18. They must also be a resident in the community they represent and a member of the community corporation.
Each individual HTCs sends two representive to represent the community on the IGC.
P.O. Box 133 Aklavik, NT X0E 0A0
Tel: (867) 978-2723
Fax: (867) 978-2815
The Aklavik HTC holds regular meetings on the second and last Thursday of each month.
P.O. Box 1720 Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Tel: (867) 777-3671
Fax: (867) 777-2478
The Inuvik HTC holds regular meetings on the first Wednesday of each month.
P.O. Box 161 Ulukhaktok, NT X0E 0S0
Tel: (867) 396-4808
Fax: (867) 396-3025
The Olokahktomiut HTC holds regular meetings on the third Wednesday of each month.
P.O. Box 39 Paulatuk, NT X0E 1N0
Tel: (867) 580-3004
Fax: (867) 580-3404
The Paulatuk HTC holds regular meetings on the first Wednesday of each month.
P.O. Box 79 Sachs Harbour, NT X0E 0Z0
Tel: (867) 690-3028
Fax: (867) 690-3616
The Sachs Harbour HTC holds regular meetings on the third Wednesday of each month.
Inuvialuit Game Council
The Inuvialuit Game Council (IGC) is comprised of representives from the Community HTCs. The council is made up of HTCs appointees, plus an elected chair - chosen by the directors of the Community HTCs.
The responsibilities of the IGC include representing the collective interest in wildlife management and wildlife habitat (including the environment) shared by all Inuvialuit. The IGC is the authoritative body that looks after harvesting rights, renewable resource management and conservation within the ISR.
The IGC also appoints Inuvialuit members to all co-management bodies under the IFA.
The IFA also enabled the establishment of a system of joint management, involving the Inuvialuit and the territorial and federal levels of government. This eco-management process is considered a world-class example of integrated resource management.
The following is a list of the joint management councils, committees and boards:
Wildlife Management Advisory Council (Northwest Territories)
Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope, Yukon)
Research Advisory Council