Organization Profile - Renewable Resources Board (Gwich'in)

Renewable Resources Board (Gwich'in)

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board (GRRB) was established under the guidance of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (GCLCA) to be the main instrument of wildlife, fish and forest management in the Gwich'in Settlement Area (GSA). Its mission is to conserve and manage renewable resources within the Gwich'in Settlement Area in a sustainable manner to meet the needs of the public today and in the future.

Head Office

Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Appointment Provisions

The Board shall consist of the following:
  • six members and six alternate members to be appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council of the Government of the Northwest Territories ("Executive Council"), of whom three members and three alternate members shall be appointed from nominees put forward by each of the Gwich'in and government, provided that the Board shall include at least one resident of the Northwest Territories who is not a participant as defined in the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement;
  • a Chairperson, resident in the settlement area, to be nominated by the members of the Board appointed as set out above and appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council.

Each member shall be appointed to hold office for a specific term not to exceed five years. A member may be reappointed.

A member may be removed from office at any time for cause by the Governor in Council and Executive Council after consultation with or at the request of the body which nominated the member.

Should any party fail to nominate members to the Board within 90 days of the date of settlement legislation, the Governor in Council and Executive Council may jointly appoint any persons to complete the Board.

In the event that the Board does not recommend a Chairperson within 90 days after the other members of the Board are appointed, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development jointly with the Minister of Renewable Resources of the Government of the Northwest Territories shall, after consultation with the Board, recommend a Chairperson to the Governor in Council and Executive Council.

Board members shall not be considered to have conflict of interest by reason only of being public servants or employees of Gwich'in organizations.

Each member shall, before entering upon his or her duties as such, take and subscribe before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths, an oath in the form set out in the Agreement.

Quorum

A majority of the members from time to time in office constitutes a quorum of the Board.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($300 - $350)
  • Plus travel and living expenses incurred by him or her in the performance of his or her duties.

Member / Alternate Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Plus travel and living expenses incurred by him or her in the performance of his or her duties.

    Where the individual is a public servant, remuneration is limited to travel and living expenses.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Pascal, Eugene
Aklavik, Northwest Territories
Part-Time Appointment
Removable for cause
2013-11-07
2018-11-06
Member (Federal)
Doan, Doug
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2014-06-13
2019-06-12
Hunt, Kenneth
Olds, Alberta
Removable for cause
2014-05-09
2019-05-08
Alternate Member (Federal)
Allen, Ronald
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2014-04-10
2019-04-09
1 Vacant Position
Member (Gwich'in)
Begg, Margaret
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2017-04-12
2022-04-11
2 Vacant Positions
Alternate Member (Gwich'in)
Jerome, Sarah
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2015-02-05
2020-02-04
2 Vacant Positions
Member (Government of the Northwest Territories)
Carnogursky, Jozef
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2016-10-05
2021-10-04
Alternate Member (Government of the Northwest Territories)
Davison, Tracy
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2016-10-05
2021-10-04
Total vacancies: 5