The Sahtu Land Use Planning Board recommends a settlement area land use plan for approval of the territorial and federal governments and the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated. The Board may propose amendments to the approved plan, monitor compliance with the plan and conduct periodic reviews.
Government of Canada
Department of Lands
Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (Canada)
The Board consists of four members, plus the Chairperson.
Two members are nominated by the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated; one member is nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories; and one member is nominated by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.
The federal Minister may appoint alternate members nominated by Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated or the Government of the Northwest Territories to act in the event of an absence or incapacity of members.
The Chairperson is nominated by a majority of the Board members and appointed by the federal Minister.
There is no Vice-Chairperson.
Quorum is three members, including one member appointed on the nomination by the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, one member appointed by government, and the Chairperson.
A member holds office for a term of three years and may be eligible for reappointment.
Time and Travel Requirements
The Board meets approximately 12 times per year (4 in person; 8 by teleconference).
The Board generally meets in Fort Good Hope, where its offices are located.
Members of a board shall be paid such fees or other remuneration as the federal Minister may fix:
Chairperson - $325 per diem
Member - $225 per diem
Neither the Chairperson nor members have to reside in the Sahtu Settlement Area.
The federal Minister can only remove appointed members, including the Chairperson, following consultation with the applicable nominating organization.
It is important to have members who are familiar with the area.
Members with resource management knowledge and experience would be a benefit to the Board.
Members with technical or traditional knowledge would be an asset.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|1. Chair||Heather Bourassa||2018-02-16||2024-02-23||4th term||Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||Board members|
|(Vacant - 3 year term)||Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||Sahtu Secretariat Inc.|
|(Vacant - 3 year term)||Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada|
|Edna Tobac||2020-11-06||2023-11-05||2nd term||Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||Government of the Northwest Territories|
|Dakota Erutse||2016-09-28||2022-09-27||2nd term||Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||Sahtu Secretariat Inc.|