Now that the first phase of the Tłı̨chǫ Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Program is complete--collecting baseline information on the aquatic ecosystems near each of the four Tłı̨chǫ communities--we've gathered together the videos made at each of the fish camps.
The videos document the fish,water and sediment monitoring camps that have been held since 2011. "Fish camp" is part of the Tłı̨chǫ Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Program -- a community-based program to monitor the health of fish and fish habitats near Tłı̨chǫ communities in the NWT--and to see if there are any changes to fish or water over time. At fish camp, scientists and community members (elders, youth and fishers) work together to collect fish, water and sediment samples to be sent out for testing. They also share their knowledge (Tłı̨chǫ and scientific knowledge) and ways to assess the health of fish and their habitat. The videos show hands-on learning of science-based sampling methods and approaches to aquatic ecosystem monitoring, and include interview clips with elders who shared their traditional knowledge of the land and water in the area.
Behchokǫ̀ Fish Camp Video:
Wekweètì Fish Camp Video:
Gamètì Fish Camp Video:
Whatì Fish Camp Video: