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 Council of the Huron-Wendat Nation of Wendake Nominated via Notice of Opportunity
Jennifer Predie First Nations Land Management Resource Centre Nominated via Notice of Opportunity
Rhonda Maskiewich Metis Nation of British Columbia   Nominated via Notice of Opportunity
To be confirmed Not applicable Nominated by Assembly of First Nations
Napoleon Gardiner Métis Nation Council Nominated by Métis National Council
Barrie Ford Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Nominated by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
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