The Tŝilhqot’in National Government works to protect and conserve fish and wildlife throughout the territory with the work of our compliance and enforcement personnel. Not only Provincial/Federal regulations need to be followed. In an effort to educate the public about our territory, we ask that our laws be understood before visiting.
The Tŝilhqot’in Ranger Program supports the Tŝilhqot’in Nation through conservation, land stewardship, economic development, emergency response, and reconciliation. The work of the Rangers builds the foundation by which Canada and British Columbia (BC) can work with the Tŝilhqot’in Nation to enforce and educate on conservation-based restrictions on harvesting of fish and wildlife. They are also a bridge between the different levels of government that work together to steward Tŝilhqot’in values and the territory. Through education and monitoring, Rangers also help build trust that the use of the Tŝilhqot’in territory will be guided by Tŝilhqot’in culture, uphold Tŝilhqot’in laws, and benefit the general public. The Tŝilhqot’in Rangers have also played an instrumental role in emergency response, reducing demands on other governments to aid in public safety and order. Lastly, the Ranger Program is critical to Tŝilhqot’in self-determination, healthy relationships with other governments, and actualizing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA).
The Tŝilhqot’in Rangers are tasked with monitoring and educating those that use the territory. They are recognizable on the land in vehicles with the Tŝilhqot’in National Government logos, as well as uniforms. If you would like more information on the work that the Tŝilhqot’in Rangers do, please contact Paul Grinder, Enforcement Coordinator, at 250-392-3918.
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Tŝilhqot’in Ranger Program – Brochure