K’atl’odeeche First Nation’s (KFN) On the Land Fall Hunt Program kicked off this week.
Participants will spend 12 days learning about harvesting, preparing traditional foods, gathering, tanning moose hides, and teaching traditional land history.
KFN in a Facebook post says they began the event with a prayer ceremony led by Elder Pat Martel.
Participants will be travelling to the Swan Lake area in Hay River for scheduled meals and activities.
Anyone interested in attending the program can contact Violet Fabian or Sharon Pekok at 867-874-6701.
The program is open to anyone 15 years of age and older.
KFN will also be offering rides to and from the camp.
The program will run until Oct. 30.
GNWT supports new programs for harvesters
Funding for three new agricultural initiatives is coming soon to the North.
The territorial government is now taking applications for two new programs to support harvesters on the land for 2020-2021.
The Take a Family on the Land Program will grant up to $10,000 to teach other families traditional skills and practices.
Indigenous governments, organizations, community governments and not-for-profit associations can apply.
The COVID Regional Training, Mentorship and Support Program grants funding for up to $25,000 for community-led initiatives.
Applications are now open until Nov. 20. at 5:00 p.m.
Applications for the Pilot Trapper Mentorship Program will also be open in November.