National Aboriginal Council on Species at Risk

The Species at Risk Act (SARA) recognizes the essential role of Indigenous Peoples of Canada in the conservation of wildlife.

The act calls for the creation of the National Aboriginal Council on Species at Risk (NACOSAR) to:

  • advise the Minister on implementing the administration of the act
  • provide advice and recommendations to the Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council

NACOSAR is comprised of the following 6 members recently appointed by the Minister:

Representative Organization Appointment
Louis Lesage La Nation huronne-wendat de Wendake Nominated via Notice of Opportunity
Grace Conrad Native Council of Nova Scotia (Regional Band of Congress of Aboriginal Peoples) Nominated via Notice of Opportunity
Clint Jacobs Walpole Island First Nation   Nominated via Notice of Opportunity
Chief Byron Louis Okanagan Indian Band Nominated by Assembly of First Nations
Gary Biggar Métis Nation British Columbia Nominated by Métis National Council
Paul Irgnault Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Nominated by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
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