Fresh bison in Fort Providence’s freezers


Members of the Deh Gah Gotie First Nation now have some fresh bison in their freezers.

Priscilla Canadien is the manager for the Resource Management board in Fort Providence.

“Through the long winter, people hadn’t had any successful hunts in regards to moose so then we were told to utilize the bison for the community. So we went out and we harvested three male wild bison.”

George Nadli, Calvin Canadien, Stewart Nadli, and Matthew Landry successfully hunted the three bulls on March 27th.

Due to the warm weather they had to butcher the meat quickly, which was distributed to community members last week.

The remaining ground bison burger will be used at the annual Dehcho Assembly, which is being hosted in Fort Providence this June.

Community members are gearing up for goose hunting next.

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He covered female university soccer and volleyball in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario in 2007. He's covered politics and Indigenous stories in both the NWT and Yukon over the last 10 years.

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