Tulít’a, Northwest Territories
Year(s) Funded: 2013-2014
Topic Area: Adaptation Planning
Contact: Sahtú Renewable Resources Board (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Partners: Sahtú Renewable Resources Board, The Pembina Institute, Colville Lake Renewable Resources Council, Délı̨nę Renewable Resources Council, Fort Good Hope Renewable Resources Council, Norman Wells Renewable Resources Council, Tulı́t'a Renewable Resources Council
Title: Staying Strong: Sahtú Youth and Elders Building Healthy Communities in the Face of Climate Change
Action: This project involved youth, elders and other community members in Tulít’a and the Sahtú in research on issues related to community health and climate change. As the future leaders of their communities and those who will be most affected by climate change in the decades ahead, the project gave youth a solid foundation in both traditional knowledge and climate science, expanded their creative abilities to communicate and solve problems, and connected them with other motivated youth, knowledgeable elders and resource people from across the North.
Results: 27 youth participated in the Tulı́t'a community hunts which engaged youth in skills-based traditional knowledge, North Slavey language, and on-the-land trapping, harvesting and survival training. Tulı́t'a youth who participated in other project elements were also engaged in training and skill-building opportunities to work in team-based multimedia environments, database creation and maintenance, qualitative research methodologies including interviewing and focus groups, social media management, digital strategy, and public speaking.
Outputs: A photo book and a 10 minute audio documentary were in production.