Southern Lakes Caribou: Community Education Resources
"We need to stand up and give the Caribou the strongest voice possible. We have to use our own methods to bring the Caribou back, the way our people taught us. The Caribou is telling us their numbers are way down. We need to look at it, at the past and the future and see what is happening. We need to regain our culture, which is Caribou. The Caribou is telling us to stand up for it." - Allan Carlick, Elder (Taku River Tlingit First Nation)
In addition to the Learning Resource, six Community Booklets have been createdto celebrate the distinct perspectives, knowledge, and language of each First Nation in the Southern Lakes Region. The resource combines a Western Science worldview with the perspectives and contributions of Elders and Knowledge Holders who have been a pivotal part of the incredible story of the Southern Lakes Caribou.
Project Partners Teslin Tlingit Council | Kwanlin Dün First Nation | Ta'an Kwäch'än Council |Carcross/Tagish First Nation | Taku River Tlingit First Nation | Champagne and Aishihik First Nations |Southern Lakes Caribou Steering Committee | Rivers to Ridges | Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council | Laberge Renewable Resources Council | Department of Education & Department of Environment (Yukon Government)
Additional Funders Yukon Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust| MakeWay Foundation