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Working Together

 The Inuit co-operatively manage this stunning park and bring their special historical and cultural relationship with the land to all aspects of park management
The Inuit cooperatively manage this stunning park and bring their special historical and cultural relationship with the land to all aspects of park management.
Torngat Mountains National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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When the Inuvialuit Final Agreement was signed in 1984, it heralded a new era for Parks Canada and the country’s Aboriginal peoples – First Nations, Metis and Inuit. In an effort to respectfully protect and present traditional Aboriginal values in national parks and national historic sites, protected areas are being created and managed in close collaboration with the peoples who traditionally occupied these areas. Since 1984, that support has led to the creation of nine national parks including Torngat Mountains, Canada’s newest national park.

Canada’s diverse communities, whether Aboriginal peoples, volunteers or ordinary citizens, play an important role in helping Parks Canada fulfill its mandate. Collaboration is key! Canadians are passionate about their national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. This public support and involvement are essential to ensure a bright future for our natural and cultural treasures.

Want to Get Involved? Contact the Parks Canada location of your choice.

 

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