Fish Camp at Happy’s Landing

Year:
2021
Region:
Northwest Territories
Type:
Finalist
Theme:
Food security, Revitalization of Language & Culture, Skills development
Category:
AIP

The Tetl’it Gwich’in plan to host a traditional camp offering young people, elders, and others the opportunity to learn traditional activities. The focus is on human resources and continuity of knowledge: hiring knowledgeable people to teach, and a rotating Tetl’it Gwich’in family in residence seeking to learn and assist around the camp. This project would bring fishing and other traditional activities to the community, and would showcase Gwich’in history. The project would take place on the shores of Teetł’it Gwinjik (the Peel River) at a place known as Happy’s Landing, and would also welcome those from other cultures and regions who can learn from and share in Gwich’in knowledge and culture. The dryfish produced would be shared among camp attendees and also with Gwich’in families and elders in the community who cannot make their own.

Nominator: Frederick Blake, Jr.
MLA, Mackenzie Delta
Team:
Diane E. Koe (Team Leader), Enna Colin, Emily Robert, Stephen Tetlichi