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July 23-27, 2013
The Chair and CEO of the National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) will be visiting traditional and sacred sites of the Inuvialuit in the Mackenzie Delta and on the shores of the Beaufort Sea this week. The purpose of these visits is for the NEB to observe firsthand the connection the Inuvialuit have to the unique Arctic environment - a connection based on a traditional lifestyle which, to a large extent, defines their culture.
This rare opportunity will provide the NEB with a better understanding of what it is to protect when carrying out its mandate in regulating oil and gas development in the Mackenzie Delta and Beaufort Sea: the land, the ocean, communities, and people's way of life.
Accompanied by local Inuvialuit guides, the Chair and CEO, along with a small contingent of staff, will visit Ivvavik National Park, Herschel Island (Qikiqtaruk) Yukon Territorial Park, Shingle Point, Whitefish Station, Baby Island and Kendall Island. The following is an outline of these visits:
- Travel by boat to various traditional harvesting sites in Mackenzie Delta and Beaufort Sea, including Whitefish Station, Baby Island and Kendall Island.
- Travel to Herschel Island (Qikiqratuk), Yukon Territorial Park, Ivvavik National Park (established through the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and includes migration route and calving grounds of Porcupine Caribou Herd) and various other significant cultural and ecological sites.
- Travel by boat to Shingle Point (traditional harvesting site) to attend the annual Shingle Point Games (Inuvialuit traditional games).
Maps in support of Beaufort trip
Map of Herschel Island
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