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Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board

Overview

Function

The Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board is the main instrument of wildlife management in the Gwich’in Settlement Area.

Jurisdiction

Government of Canada

Department Responsible

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Authority

Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (Canada)

Board Composition

The Board consists of six members, plus the Chairperson.

Three members are nominated by the Gwich'in Tribal Council; one member is nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories; and two members by Canada.

Alternate Members

There are six alternate members on the Board.

Chairperson

The Chairperson, a resident in the settlement area, is nominated by the members of the Board and jointly appointed by the Governor in Council and Executive Council.

Vice-Chairperson

There is no Vice-Chairperson.

Quorum

Quorum is a majority of the members appointed.

Appointment Instrument

Members are appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council under section 12.8.3 of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

Term Duration

A member holds office for a term not to exceed five years and may be eligible for reappointment.

Time and Travel Requirements

The Board meets at least twice a year in person in the Gwich'in Settlement Area and holds four teleconferences per year.

Remuneration

Members of a board shall be paid such fees or other remuneration as the Governor in Council may fix:

Chairperson - $325 per diem

Member - $225 per diem

Other Considerations

The Chairperson must be a resident of the Gwich’in Settlement Area.

The Board must include at least one member who is a resident of the Northwest Territories but is not a Gwich’in beneficiary.

A Member may be removed from office for cause, after consultation or at the request of the nominating party.

Current Membership

Position Appointee Term Start Term Expiry Number of Terms Appointed By Nominating Authority
1. Chair (Vacant - 5 year term) Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Members of the Board
2. Member
(GTC)
(Vacant - 5 year term) Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Gwich'in Tribal Council
3. Member
(GTC)
Sam Bullock 2018-02-06 2023-02-05 1st term Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Gwich'in Tribal Council
4. Member
(Canada)
(Vacant - 5 year term) Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Fisheries and Oceans Canada
5. Member
(Canada)
(Vacant - 5 year term) Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Environment and Climate Change Canada
6. Member
(GNWT)
Jozef Carnogursky 2016-10-05 2021-10-04 1st term Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Government of the Northwest Territories
7. Member
(GTC)
Margaret Begg 2017-04-12 2022-04-11 1st term Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Gwich'in Tribal Council
8. Alternate
(GTC)
(Vacant - 5 year term) Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Gwich'in Tribal Council
9. Alternate
(GTC)
Charlie Snowshoe 2018-02-06 2023-02-05 2nd term Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Gwich'in Tribal Council
10. Alternate
(GTC)
Sarah Jerome 2015-02-05 2020-02-04 2nd term Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Gwich'in Tribal Council
11. Alternate
(Canada)
(Vacant - 5 year term) Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Fisheries and Oceans Canada
12. Alternate
(GNWT)
Tracy Davison 2016-10-05 2021-10-04 1st term Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Government of the Northwest Territories
13. Alternate
(Canada)
(Vacant - 5 year term) Appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council Environment and Climate Change Canada

(Board details as of Jul 22, 2019)