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December 17, 2015 | CTV News | Published News | Bob Weber

A Woodland cariboo bull in Torngats is seen in this undated handout photo. 

Photo: Mike Bedell/CPAWS

EDMONTON -- If Canada is serious about reconciliation with First Nations, a new study suggests that giving them a greater voice in caribou conservation might be a good place to start.

The Boreal Leadership Council -- made up of First Nations, business leaders and environmental groups -- released a study Thursday that concludes having indigenous people on board makes a big difference to conservation programs.

And, said report author Valerie Courtois, the cultural value of caribou could make the...

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