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Based on the BBC film and comparing the environment of the Gwitchin with the more developed tar oil sands to the south

Based on the BBC film and comparing the environment of the Gwitchin with the more developed tar oil sands to the south

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  • 1. Bruce Parry ARCTIC
    • Caribou Herders of Canada
    • Gwitchin tribe
    • V Alberta
  • 2. Synopsis
    • Bruce travels to the far north of Canada to live with the Caribou people and witness their annual spring hunt. The Gwitchin tribe has hunted migrating caribou in the Arctic wilderness for thousands of years, but this tradition is now under threat from oil exploration.
    • Bruce then heads south to the tar sands of Alberta, home to the second largest oil reserves in the world, to discover how native people cope when the oil industry moves into their territory.
  • 3. Gwitchin
    • In the Yukon territory in NW Canada
    • Old Crow village in the middle of the Caribou migration
    • Caribou migrate south in the winter because snow + ice covers the shrubs they feed on
    • The caribou migrate northwards to the Arctic Wildlife National Refuge for spring feeding and raising of young.
  • 4.  
  • 5. Add labels
    • Yukon Territory
    • Arctic National Wildlife refuge
    • Caribou Migration
    • Porcupine River
    • Old Crow
  • 6. Yukon Territory Arctic National Wildlife refuge Caribou Migration Porcupine River Old Crow Caribou Migration
  • 7. Prep How do the Gwitchin ensure their hunting remains sustainable?
  • 8. SUSTAINABILITY
    • Small community who kill just what they need
    • Shoot males so females can calf
    • All of the animal is eaten – head, tongue, bone marrow
    • or used: furs, tools and instruments,
    • Smoke meat to preserve it and keep all year
    • Eat a variety of fowl too – geese and beaver
    • Take food back for poor and infirmed also
    • SUBSISTENCE HUNTERS