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The Land Still Speaks: Gwitchin Words About Life in Dempster Country Erin Sherry

The Land Still Speaks: Gwitchin Words About Life in Dempster Country

Erin Sherry

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A Traditional Knowledge book by Erin Sherry and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.Excerpt from The Land Still Speaks:For thousands of years the tundra, forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains of the north Yukon sustained the ancestors of modern Gwitchin.MoreA Traditional Knowledge book by Erin Sherry and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.Excerpt from The Land Still Speaks:For thousands of years the tundra, forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains of the north Yukon sustained the ancestors of modern Gwitchin. These people maintained a seasonal round of activities – hunting, trapping, fishing, and gathering plants from the land. This maintained them economically, politically, spiritually, and socially. The land provided food, medicine, and materials. Millennia of experience living off the land have endowed Gwitchin with an intimate knowledge of the geography and resources in, what we now know as, the Dempster Highway landscape. This book is the product of the work, effort, ideas, and enthusiasm of many people. In particular, the words of Gwitchin Elders tell us about the past, provide guidelines for the present, and prompt us to think about the future. Their voices are heard frequently on the following pages. As major contributors in this endeavor, Gwitchin Elders require an introduction. Here are some of their stories of life in Takudh (Dugoo) country, the area now traversed by the Yukon portion of the Dempster Highway.