The Sahtu Land and Water Board is one of the four Land and Water Boards that were established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA). These boards provide for an integrated and coordinated system of land and water management in the Mackenzie Valley.
Under the Act, the Sahtu Land and Water Board regulates the use of land and water by issuing, amending, renewing, and suspending land use permits and water licences on all crown, Sahtu, and private lands. The Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations and the Northwest Territories Waters Act and Regulations are administered by the Board. The five member Board includes two members nominated by the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, one member nominated by the Government of the Northwest Territories, and one member nominated by the federal government. All members of the Board, including the Chair, are appointed by the Federal Minister.
Board Members: Larry Wallace, Violet Doolittle, Walter Bayha and George Barnaby
(GNWT member currently vacant)
Our Board. From left to right; Walter Bayha, Violet Doolittle, Larry Wallace, and George Barnaby.