Indigenous Habitat Participation Program

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Contribution funding for 2019-2020:



Recipient Province/Territory Approved funding amount Description of work
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Joint Secretariat Northwest Territories $150,000 Providing monitoring training, and monitoring of the area around the high-profile Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway. The monitoring program for this area is already in place, the IHPP funding expand the work.
Dene Nation Northwest Territories $400,000 Five community meetings on Indigenous knowledge, plus a workshop in Hay River to provide input to the IK Policy Framework to support implementation of Indigenous knowledge provisions of the amended Fisheries Act, and similar provisions in Bill C-69.
Qikiqtaaluk Corporation Nunavut $72,053 Identification of research needs and priorities of four Qikiqtani communities to support baseline data collection related to research vessel. Additional work to include the input of another nine  Qikiqtani communities anticipated to occur in the subsequent year.
Leq'aimel First Nation British Columbia $60,000 Development of a Nation-specific consultation protocol to support the government-to-government relationship with the Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program in relation to project decisions, in Burrard Inlet.
BC First Nations Fisheries Council British Columbia $100,000 Support for engagement on aquatic species at risk activities.
BC First Nations Fisheries Council British Columbia $80,000 Support for coordination of Indigenous knowledge workshops to Inform the implementation of the Indigenous knowledge provisions of the amended Fisheries Act by the Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program.
Tsleil-Waututh First Nation British Columbia $100,000 Fish habitat surveys and fish habitat mapping in Tsleil-Waututh traditional territory.
Matawa First Nations Management Ontario $139,997 Two areas:  1) Building community capacity in fish and fish habitat and fisheries; 2) Establishing a comprehensive fish habitat database, centred on Indigenous knowledge.
Indian Associations Coordinating Committee of Ontario Inc.  (Chiefs of Ontario)  Ontario $205,895 Information exchange with Ontario First Nations on Fisheries Act authorizations & Great Lakes Sea Lamprey Control
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute (FNQLSDI) Quebec $150,000 Workshop to develop the skills of First Nations in Quebec related to the conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat
Wolastoqey Nation, New Brunswick New Brunswick $100,000 Pilot a co-management initiative during a two-year period to support the day-to-day work of the collaboration, to build and strengthen the collaboration and a co-management model approach. Goal is to advance collaboration with the Wolastoqey Nation around various fish and fish habitat activities on the Saint John River related to restoration, fish passage, learning and capacity building.
Assembly of First Nations Across Canada $130,000 Regional workshops to provide updates on Bill C-68, as well as to support increased awareness of its content and details and other Fisheries Act initiatives.

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