3. Acknowledgments

This report was produced with support from a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and contributions from the Government of the Northwest Territories, and the University of Alberta, the Mackenzie River Basin Board, the Northern Scientific Training Program, the Inuvialuit Fisheries Joint Management Committee, the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board, the Sahtú Renewable Resources Board, Deh Cho First Nations, the Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board, the Akaitcho Territorial Government, Łutsël K’e Dene First Nation, Treaty 8 Tribal Association of British Columbia, Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, Mikisew Cree First Nation, Prince Albert Grand Council, and Nacho Nayak Dun First Nation.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this review are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of these funders.

The review contributes to the project Tracking Change… which is a six year research program aimed at building capacity for communities in the Mackenzie River Basin to document and share local and traditional knowledge about aquatic ecosystem change.

The authors express their deep appreciation for the contribution of project leads, researchers and editors including Joella Hogan, Kristin Hynes, Janet Boxwell, Tsa Tsi Catholique, Trevor Lantz, Tracy Proverb, Deborah Simmons, Michael Neyelle, Chelsea Martin, Christine Wenman, Robyn McCleod, Dahti Tsetso, Kristine Wray, Diane Giroux, Mike Tollis, Kevin Ahkimnachie, Freida Cardinal, Amy Amos, Bruce McClean, Art Napoleon, Karen Aird, and Diane Abel.