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Have You Ever Been Part of a Caribou Hunt?

CANADA | Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [409] | 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

How Did the Gwich'in Use to Celebrate Christmas?

CANADA | Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [196]

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

Happy Holidays from the Other End of the World!

CANADA | Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [206]

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?

CANADA | Sat, 9 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [176]

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?

CANADA | Sat, 9 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [135]

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

Good Work!

CANADA | Sat, 9 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [123]

Thanks a lot to CPAWS Yukon for having me in their office for the last couple of days in this busy last week before Christmas! I learned a lot about the work of this hard-working environmental organization, gained tons of background information about ... Read more >

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

The fate of the Peel goes to the Supreme Court of Canada!

CANADA | Sat, 9 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [94]

#‎ protectpeel‬ With all the snow here in Whitehorse it truly feels like Christmas is coming soon! So it’s cold here, but definitely not too cold to take action! The beauty of untouched wilderness, the purity of the water, the sustenance ... Read more >

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

Why am I even here?

CANADA | Sat, 9 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [128]

The Peel River Watershed is one of the last remaining untouched wilderness areas on this planet. It is home to unique wildlife and provides „physical and spiritual sustenance“ for several First Nation tribes of the region such that „... Read more >

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

From Vancouver to Whitehorse

CANADA | Sat, 9 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [125]

Had a great day in Vancouver on Monday! I visited the beach, a very beautiful and quiet place to get some rest from the busy city. But I also spent time downtown at the busiest (shopping) street corners – it’s Christmas time in the city! ... Read more >

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

Vancouver

CANADA | Sat, 9 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [117]

I  have arrived safely in Vancouver and am as usually immediately overwhelmed by North American friendliness! The struggle was just about to begin when the ticket machine didn’t want to except my credit card and my cash was buried somewhere ... Read more >

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

A story of northern lights, ancient Gwich’in culture and true wilderness

CANADA | Thu, 7 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [153]

  Protecting the largest pristine mountain wilderness in the world – the objective is not too small, that’s for sure! I am Jette, an environmental ambassador from the NGO Wilderness International. In 2014, I went on an expedition ... Read more >

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

Into the Cold

CANADA | Thu, 7 Jan 2016 | By jette_for_wildernessinternational | Views [116]

It has begun! I’m off to leave for the Western Arctic in Canada! I am facing quite an itinerary: First stop is Vancouver, then Whitehorse, after that Inuvik. From there Shayla is going to pick me up by car such that by Sunday afternoon next ... Read more >

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

 

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