The Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoède K’è (Boots on the Ground) caribou monitoring program has released its 2019 results.
The 2019 monitoring season ran from July 9 - Sept 9, 2019 at Contwoyto Lake, NWT/NU, where teams were able to monitor the caribou and other animals for nine weeks that summer. All four Tłı̨chǫ communities were represented at camp where it is reported that everyone worked safely and the teams were able to increase monitoring time by three weeks more than in previous years.
Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoède K’è (Boots on the Ground) is a caribou monitoring program based on the traditional knowledge of Indigenous Elders and harvesters. It is a multi-year traditional knowledge monitoring program that uses a methodology of “do as hunters do.” The researchers identify and wait at specific na'oke (water crossings) and follow caribou herds by boat and on foot to identify traditional knowledge indicators.
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