A new program to help develop the next generation of trappers in the NWT has been launched, but there’s a catch.
The program is a partnership between the Indigenous governments, various organizations and the GNWT.
Under the Trapper Mentorship Program, novice trappers, also known as mentees, can learn from experienced trappers.
The mentees will receive a starter kit valued at $1,500 while the mentors will receive a one-time payment of $2,000.
But here’s the catch. And there are several of them.
The mentees have to find an experience trapper to work with, must be over 18 years of age, be a NWT resident, have an aboriginal right to harvest and be eligible to acquire a harvester’s licence. Finally, the mentees and mentors must obtain a letter of support from either a government or an organization such as hunter and trapping committees.
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