Tłı̨chǫ Aquatic Environmental Monitoring Program

The Tłı̨chǫ Aquatic Environmental Monitoring Program (TAEMP) is a partnership between the Tłı̨chǫ communities, the Wekʼèezhìi  Renewable Resources Board (WRRB), the Tłı̨chǫ Government, Wek’èezhìı Land and Water Board (WLWB), and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), with support from Golder Associates.

The purpose of the TAEMP is to monitor the health of fish and fish habitats near the Tłı̨chǫ communities by developing a baseline or snapshot of environmental conditions that exist now, to accomplish this, community members along with biologists collected samples from fish, water and lake bottom sediment at various locations on Lac la Martre lake. That baseline information gives a starting point against which it is possible to see if there are any changes in future water or habitat conditions.

In the past camps were set up in the following order Marion Lake, Russell Lake, Snare Lake, Rae Lakes and this year on Lac la Martre, completing a cycle of having data collected from all four Tłı̨chǫ communities.  In the years to come more data will be collected and compared to past data, in order to monitor any change in fish or fish habitat.

Masi to the Whati Fish Camp Participants:

Elders Youth Camp Staff

Joe / Madeline Champlain

Jimmy / Margaret Nitsiza

Lucy Nitsiza

 Francis / Georgina Simpson

Mason Beaverho
Jacinta Flunki
wyla Nitsiza

Alexander Simpson

Isiah Zoe

Bernice Beaverho

John Beaverho

Archie Nitsiza

Elizabeth Young

 For more information please contact:

Sjoerd van der Wielen

Manager, Lands Section

Department of Culture and Lands Protection Tłı̨chǫ Government

Phone:  867-392-6381 Ext 1351




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