Aquatic, terrestrial, and ocean ecosystems; species at risk, including boreal caribou; food, social and ceremonial fisheries; land use; and food security.
With over 40 years of collective experience by local Guardians, the Aboriginal Fisheries Guardian Program is designed to support the management, protection and enforcement of the NCC communal fishing and wildlife activities within NunatuKavut. The Guardians work closely with DFO Fisheries Officers and, on many occasions, are the first line of communication with NCC membership, educating members about licenses, reporting violations, fish and fish habitat, wildlife, monitoring and reporting. In addition to this, the Guardians often participate and provide crucial local information during DFO stakeholder consultations and community level meetings. Their contribution cannot be understated and provides a valuable means of relationship building with NCC communities, management and its members. They also present at special interest group meetings, schools, workshops and youth/elder functions.
Charlene Kippenhuck, BSc, BA
Manager, Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources Department
NunatuKavut Community Council Inc.
T: 709.896.0592 x.230 F: 709.896.0594
200 Kelland Drive PO Box 460 Stn C
Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL A0P1C0