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The Gwich’in and Their Indigenous Foods


In this video, Tetlit Zheh community members talk about using radio to connect with the community and to share traditional knowledge, information about hunting, and indigenous food recipes. The community also incorporated school programs, youth camps and elders teachings about indigenous food and active living into their project. Interviews with community members and elders share more about eating indigenous food, cultural practices, and the changes that are taking place. Through this initiative, the community became more connected, including the youth and the elders, as they shared information about indigenous foods.

 

The Hamlet of Fort McPherson or Tetlit Zheh, as it is also known, is the oldest of the Mackenzie delta communities in the Northwest Territories (Spectacular Northwest Territories 2012). Community members speak both Gwich’in (a Dene language) and English. 

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