Each of the MAPC Member Councils, as well as MAPC, and the National Organization for the one point four million off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples throughout Canada, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, had expended tremendous effort to realize the Species At Risk Act (SARA).

Given the level of dedication required, and the limited funds available, the Member Councils with the direction of the Leaders Congress requested that the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council establish an Environmental Respect and Species at Risk sector.

To that end SAR IKANAWTIKET was established in 2005 and has been active with many projects, produced many reports and continues to support community involvement in SARA and the Aboriginal World View about our living environment.

For specific objectives and work of SAR IKANAWTIKET, please click to follow the link to the SAR IKANAWTIKET Web site.