The NWT Board Forum is made up of the Chairs of NWT Boards and committees set up by NWT Aboriginal rights agreements to co‐manage lands and resources in the geographic areas covered by those agreements. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), the Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations (OROGO) and the National Energy Board (NEB) also participate in the Forum as they share regulatory responsibilities in the NWT with the Boards and committees.
The purpose of the NWT Board Forum is to give organizations involved in land use planning, environmental assessment, land and water regulation and resource management an opportunity to learn from one another and to coordinate activities. The Forum is intended to improve and maintain effective lines of communication between its members, resolve common issues, and share expertise. It also provides industry, government and other organizations with a structured forum to engage and interact with the NWT’s Co-management Boards.