In response to dwindling wildlife populations and increased conflict between community members and predatory species, the Tahltan Central Government introduced the Tahltan Predator Management Policy. The robust policy encourages and incentivizes Tahltan members to exercise their constitutionally protected Aboriginal hunting rights to harvest predatory species, including black bears, grizzly bears, and wolves.

Project Overview

The Predator Management Policy requires Tahltan members to harvest predatory species in compliance with Tahltan cultural practices and provincial regulations, to the extent that the regulations do not contradict Tahltan law or rights. Members are required to utilize each species to the extent possible for cultural purposes such as food, clothing, regalia, tools, medicine, and/or ceremony.

Project Background

The TCG Wildlife Department will be responsible for implementing the Tahltan Predator Management Policy and will record harvest numbers from the Tahltan people. The initiative will help stabilize wildlife populations, protect local communities, encourage culturally important Tahltan practices, and aims to set a strong foundation for future wildlife management practices and initiatives.

Get Involved

As the lead for Tahltan stewardship planning, I commit to you that we will do our best to ensure that you have the opportunity to learn about Tahltan Territory and that your voices have every opportunity to be heard. If you have any suggestions or want to be part of this work, then please let me know at garry.merkel@tahltan.org. 

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