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Youth in Action - Support Our Crowdfund

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [495]

https://www.gofundme.com/youthprotectpeel  Our crowdfunding campaign is online and gives everyone the chance to support our youth! For three months I have been living in the Arctic now; I learned to embrace the freezing cold and the return ... Read more >

How Life Used To Be Every Day

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [657] | Video

Went to school camp the other day! It was one of my best days here so far - I loved being outside, directly learning about camp life and seeing the kids running around and playing in the deep snow. I admire them, tried to run around for five minutes ... Read more >

Caribou Guts and a Whale for Dinner

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [873]

Upon my arrival in Inuvik I walked straight into my first culture shock - we had caribou for dinner! But not with spices and veggies in a hamburger or a stew, no. First, Gwich'in hunter William proudly presented me his fresh trophies raw, bloody and ... Read more >

Honor the Knowledge

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [688] | Video

Hunting, killing animals. What does that have to do with environmental conservation and why is it so important to talk about it?  As the need for it has declined, to most people nowadays, hunting and handling the animal are something strange, ... Read more >

meow

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 | By helenak | Views [241]

meow mewo mewo    

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Taking a Walk at -35°C

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [409]

Went for a walk at wind chill -35°C today 😊Nature makes better mascara!  https://www.facebook.com/wildernessinternational/

Have You Ever Been Part of a Caribou Hunt?

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [709] | Video

Get excited for the next post! It will be a short two-part movie about the once-in-a-lifetime experience of hunting caribou!

Tags: arctic, conservation, environment, first nation, gwichin, indigenous, peel river, wilderness, wilderness international

The Taste of Freedom in the Air

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [513]

Richardson Mountains off the famous Dempster Highway around Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territory, Canada ‪#‎ wilderness‬ ‪#‎ international‬ ‪#‎ wildernessinternational‬ ‪#‎ canada‬ ‪#‎ kanada‬ ‪#‎... Read more >

McPherson's Got Talent!

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [634] | Video

December 29th 2015 – McPherson’s got talent! Awesome fiddling and impressive singing!

When the Northern Lights Sing

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [449]

I saw my first Northern lights, tonight – the most beautiful and enchanting thing I have ever seen in my life! They dance…a nd when you listen closely, they sing to you, a song of wildness, open space and unbelievable beauty. With ... Read more >

How Did the Gwich'in Use to Celebrate Christmas?

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [587]

Elders are the most respected people here. They know all the sto ries, and by telling them, they pass on the culture of the Gwich’in as well as important life lessons. Jijuu is the Gwich’in word for grandma. I am so honored to have met ... Read more >

Tags: arctic, conservation, environment, first nation, gwichin, indigenous, peel river, wilderness, wilderness international

Have You Ever Seen Santa Clause Jig?

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [760] | Video

Watch my first video blog to take part in super cold weather and a heart-warming Christmas with the Snowshoe family! Mahsi (that means thank you in Gwich’in) for letting me be part of it! Yet Christmas hasn’t always been like this ... Read more >

Happy Holidays from the Other End of the World!

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [548]

I was lucky to be celebrating an enchanting Gwich’in Christmas at -40°C today! Last night, everyone went to church, most people here are Anglican since the missionaries arrived over a century ago. It was full and busy, people kept coming ... Read more >

Tags: arctic, conservation, environment, first nation, gwichin, indigenous, peel river, wilderness, wilderness international

What is it like above the Arctic Circle?

Sat, 9 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [491]

I will answer this question over the next five months here! Yesterday, I arrived in Fort McPherson. Together with Shayla Snowshoe and many partners, we are going to support the struggle for the protection of the Peel River Watershed, the traditional ... Read more >

Tags: arctic, conservation, environment, first nation, gwichin, indigenous, peel river, wilderness, wilderness international

Breathtaking Wilderness Just Outside of Town?

Sat, 9 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [387]

It is possible! Today I went for a ski on (yes, on!) Jackson Lake just 20km away from Whitehorse with Jill from CPAWS. Afterwards, we were able to warm up in the lovely cabin of some friends who were having a Christmas party. They are actually two German ... Read more >

Tags: arctic, conservation, environment, first nation, gwichin, indigenous, peel river, wilderness, wilderness international

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