Government Relations

UNESCO and Wood Buffalo National Park 

Stewards of Wood Buffalo National Park

Our community brought concerns relating to the Wood Buffalo National Park, including the drying of the Peace-Athabasca Delta, to the attention of the World Heritage Committee in 2014. The Committee has since raised our concerns with the Government of Canada and requested that several actions be taken to better protect it. The Government of Canada has now developed a plan, to be actioned over the next two to three years, to address many of these requests including:

Mikisew is working with Environment Canada, Parks Canada and others to ensure the plan is implemented fully, promptly and in a way that recognizes the knowledge and rights of the community. In fall 2022, UNESCO representatives conducted a review of progress, which included Mikisew participation.

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