UAlberta, Tetlit Gwich’in team up on bush camp project

July 12, 2017

The University of Alberta has partnered with the Tetlit Gwich'in of Fort McPherson in the Northwest Territories to create a new land-based learning bush camp. Through the Kule Institute for Advanced Study, the university has granted the project $100K in funding over three years in order to bring the camp to life. “Over the course of the year, I've had many conversations with folks from the community,” said Elaine Alexie of Fort McPherson, the community liaison for the project. “And they've expressed a need for building this type of program. We didn't just come up with this idea.” The project’s curriculum is being developed by the research team and a group of elders, and aims to blend critical Indigenous scholarship and Gwich’in history and governance. CBC