Feb 3, 2010

Old Crow

After our discussion in class today about Old Crow and the film, "Locked Horns," I looked up the community online. Old Crow and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation have an interesting website that includes a draft of their most recent integrated community plan. You can visit the community website here: http://www.vgfn.ca/index.php
I urge you to click on their intergrated community plan and spend a half hour reading. They frankly lay out their community's problems, analyze what needs to happen, state their plans for the future, and describe how they are going to achieve their objectives.

Make sure you also click on Caribou Coordination. If you had any doubts as to the importance of the Porcupine Caribou Herd to the culture of Old Crow and the Vuntut Gwitchin people, your doubts will disappear.

Only after you thoroughly read the community website can you imagine the fate of Old Crow. The picture that emerges for me is a community fiercely determined to maintain its heritage and the centrality of caribou and traditional ways. What picture emerges for you?

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