The Yukon Government, together with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and the Gwich’in Tribal Council ("the Parties") and their contracted facilitators, recently wrapped up their community meetings in Old Crow, Whitehorse, Dawson City, Mayo, Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson. Stakeholder sessions, an online questionnaire and an online comment form compliment these meetings. More details on this consultation may be found on the website: finishthepeelplan.ca. Online comments are due by the middle of November.
After these public consultations, the Parties will consult with each other. Then, according to the Supreme Court of Canada, modifications to the Final Recommended Plan must be minor or reflect changing circumstances since the plan was written. The Parties' goal is to achieve a shared position on the plan, and to approve and implement it.
As per the Final Agreements, the Yukon Land Use Planning Council has no direct role in these consultations, but encourages the Parties to continue to work together to approve and implement a regional plan for the Peel Watershed.