Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 563

563 Arctic Yearbook 2014 Board, the Sahtu Land and Water Board, the Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board; and the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board. These land and water boards were designed to undertake monitoring and permitting programs as specified in the planning and co-management negotiated with the Government of the Northwest Territory and indigenous peoples. As White (2008) has indicated, their role was designed to ‘regulate the use of land and water, and the deposit of waste, through the issuance and management of Land Use Permits and Water Licences’.