Conservation and Trapping Science

Tribal-led initiative aims to protect traditional trapping area in northern Saskatoon
Oct 16, 2021 13:53 ET

Sakitawak is the Cree name of the Île-à-la-Crosse community in northern Saskatchewan, meaning "where the rivers meet."

It's also the name of a campaign working to designate an area in northwestern Saskatchewan as an Indigenous protected and conserved area, or IPCA — a federal initiative under which Indigenous leadership is a key part of conservation decisions and actions in the area.

The Sakitawak IPCA would cover roughly 22,000 square kilometres, home to watersheds and breeding grounds for at-risk species. It would cover the N-14 fur block — a defined trapping region, with regulated borders and membership, near Île-à-la-Crosse in northwestern Saskatchewan.

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