Students provide meat for community through on-the-land activity

Students at Moose Kerr School in Aklavik, Northwest Territories recently took part in an on-the-land activity where they learned about caribou hunting and provided their community with caribou meat. In response to an idea from a student, experienced local hunters teamed up with a group of six students to take them hunting. “They wanted a community harvest but they had no knowledge on how to get up there, and what the terrain was going to be like,” said Inuvialuit Regional Corporation youth coordinator Megan Lennie. “So it was a perfect way to encourage knowledge sharing, and to provide meat to the entire school.” Together, the group harvested six animals, which were skinned and butchered at the school the next day. The community, including parents and elders watched and participated and were able to bring meat home.