"In the late nineteenth century, to the alarm of government conservationists, the North American plains bison population collapsed. Yet large herds of other big game animals still roamed the Northwest Territories, and Aboriginal people depended on them for food and clothing. Hunters at the Margin examines the conflict in the Northwest Territories between Native hunters and conservationists over three big game species: the wood bison, the muskox, and the caribou.
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"At one level, the story of Membertou First Nation is inspirational. But, this paper identifies some of the unique challenges and barriers faced by First Nations people pursuing opportunities as entrepreneurs. Challenges include issues of political stability; the need to respect the value placed upon community, conservation and sustainability by the culture the limited access to traditional sources of capital and other possible barriers.
"In 1990, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark ruling in the Sparrow decision. This decision found that the Musqueam First Nation has an Aboriginal right to fish for food, social and ceremonial purposes."
"In order to provide support and enhancement to DFO’s co-management initiatives, the Assembly of First Nations performed an assessment of co-management definitions and carried out consensus-building exercises with First Nations groups in the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program in an attempt to reach a common definition."
"The decline of populations of the Atlantic salmon – or Plamu – is a national concern. Of 41 rivers in Cape Breton that historically sustained spawning populations, only 3 currently are above or near to spawning requirements. Some contributory causes are well known: over harvesting (legal and illegal), habitat destruction, long range and local pollution, introductions of non-native species, and changes in predator populations."
"This five-year (2007–2011) Integrated Fisheries Management Plan covers the smelt fishery (Osmerus mordax) in coastal and inland waters of eastern New Brunswick, including all watersheds between Dalhousie and Baie-Verte (statistical districts 63 to 80)."
"This management plan covers the commercial smelt (Osmerus mordax) fishery in the Eastern New Brunswick Area, including watersheds between Dalhousie and Baie Verte (Appendix 1) or statistical districts 63 to 80 (Appendix 2) for the period 2007 to 2011 inclusive."
"This six-year management plan covers the commercial gaspereau (Alosa pseudoharengus and Alosa aestivalis) fishery in the Eastern New Brunswick Area, including the watersheds between Dalhousie and Baie Verte (Appendix 1) or statistical districts 63 to 80 (Appendix 2), for the period 2007 to 2012 inclusive."
"This policy will enable us to issue these licences and allow us to effectively and efficiently manage this activity. This endeavour, while promoting tourism, public education on the biology, the populations and the commercial lobster fishery also offers options to diversify the economic opportunities of communities, which, in turn will support the protection and conservation of the species."