Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoède K’è (Boots On The Ground)

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Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoède K’è (Boots on the Ground) is a Tłı̨chǫ Government caribou monitoring program based on the traditional knowledge of Indigenous Elders and harvesters that began in 2016. 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.

Hotıì ts’eeda started supporting the Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoède K’è program in 2018 through knowledge translation and communications support. Key messages and infographics relating to research methods and findings are featured in the program’s yearly reports.

Learn more about Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoède K’è.