The Vuntut Gwitchin depend on the Porcupine caribou herd for their culture and livelihood. This large herd migrates over a vast area of northern Yukon and Alaska. Caribou migration routes and part of the herd's calving grounds are protected in Canada by Vuntut and Ivvavik national parks.
The Vuntut Information and Operations Centre highlights the natural and cultural treasures to be found in Vuntut National Park and elsewhere in Vuntut Gwitchin traditional territory.
Author MAXWELL W. FINKELSTEIN
Links to Other Sites
Old Crow: Land of the Vuntut Gwitch'in
An informative site about the geography, history, and culture of the Gwitch'in community of Old Crow. Also focuses on the historical relationship between the Gwitch'in people and the Porcupine caribou. Features great images, including one of a caribou fence and some that show caribou crossing the river. From Canada’s Digital Collections.
The Official Website of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN) in Old Crow, Yukon. Learn about their colourful history and culture, local environmental issues and more. Be sure to check out their traditional recipes, crafts, and audio clips.
Vuntut National Park of Canada
This illustrated Parks Canada website describes the ecology, geography, and history of Vuntut National Park of Canada.
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