Co-Management Board System

The Inuvialuit, along with the governments of Canada, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Government share management responsibilities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. To enhance cooperative management (co-management) between these parties, five joint Inuvialuit-Government bodies were established as a result of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA). Government and Inuvialuit interests are equally represented in each group. An impartial, non-government person acceptable to both government and the Inuvialuit, chairs each of the co-management bodies.
The Co-management System in the Western Arctic and Yukon North Slope established pursuant to the IFA is composed of five Co-Management Boards. The Joint Secretariat – Inuvialuit Settlement Region was established to provide technical and administrative support to the Inuvialuit Game Council (IGC) and to 4 of the 5 Inuvialuit-Government co-management bodies:


A Secretariat office for the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope) is located in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Co-Management Diagram

Co-Management System Diagram