Indigenous-led conservation partnership in Akaitcho Néné – with Steve Nitah

The DUC National Boreal Program is partnering with the Dene First Nations to map wetlands in the Akaitcho Néné – a vast swath of boreal forest in the Northwest Territories. The mapping will give the Dene a snapshot of what the Akaitcho territory looks like, which will help them to make decisions on land use planning, possible protected areas and special management zones.

Land, culture and identity are interwoven with the Dene First Nations and the project is helping them to take responsibility to self-determine the future of their lands. To learn more, watch this video produced by Ducks Unlimited Canada