Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoède K’è (Boots on the Ground) 2018 Results

Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoède K’è (Boots on the Ground) – this year’s Bathurst caribou monitoring camp ran from July 9 - Sept 9, 2019 at Contwoyto Lake, NWT/NU. All 4 Tłı̨chǫ communities were represented at camp. Participants included: Russell Drybones, Leon Ekendia, Robert Nitsiza, Roy Judas, Mike Simpson, John B. Zoe, Joe Lazare Zoe, Eva Mantla, Peter Huskey, Jimmy P Mantla, JJ Simpson, Nora Ekendia, Archie Zoe, Camilia Zoe Chocolate, Albina Nitsiza, Jasmine Blackduck and William Apples. Researchers were Petter Jacobsen, Camilia Zoe Chocolate and John Nishi.

We are very pleased to report that everyone at camp worked safe and the teams were able to monitor the caribou and other animals for 9 full weeks this summer. This was an increase of 3 weeks in monitoring time from previous years. The Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoède K’è (Boots on the Ground) program which began in 2016 monitors weather, habitat and predator/insect harassment to the Bathurst caribou.

The 2018 report is now available on the Tłı̨chǫ Research and Training Institute website https://research.tlicho.ca/research/bootsontheground or download report in PDF here  - Ekwǫ̀ Nàxoède K’è (Boots on the Ground) 2018 Results.

For more information please contact Tyanna Steinwand, Research Manager Trainee at tyannasteinwand@tlicho.com or 867-392-6381 ext 1357.




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