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Aklavik Hunters and Trappers Committee – Community Harvesters Project

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Summary of the Initiative

For the Community of Aklavik, from the Aklavik Hunters and Trappers Committee, we get funding from the Northwest Territories Government for Community Harvesters – and with this funding we do everything from community hunts to helping local harvesters with gas to help them harvest for their families. Or we can apply to other organizations for funding for caribou hunts, or to try and do community events out on the land,  such as berry picking or youth camps.


Some events are harder to do as the cost of gas is so expensive or the wildlife is not close to community like it used to be. Have to go longer ways out to harvest.


Everyone always shares their harvest when they can.

Traditional Knowledge

In every aspect. It is of prime importance of each harvest time as we need to incorporate traditional knowledge so it can be shared and documented for the future.

PO Box 133 Aklavik NT X0E 0A0 Canada

Michelle Gruben

(867) 978-2723

[email protected]

Lead Organization

  • Aklavik Hunters and Trappers Committee
Other Groups / Organizations
  • Aklavik Hunters and Trappers Committee - Seeks funding
  • Aklavik Elders Committee - Supports local projects
  • Aklavik Community Corporation - Supports community projects
Other Collaborators

  • Government of the Northwest Territories
  • ITI
  • ConnocoPhilips
  • Don Conlley – SSDC

Primary Goals

  • Goals would be that all community members can gain or have access to country foods or locally grown foods.


  • Core
  • Other
    • Letters of request.

Funding Sources

  • Government of the Northwest Territories
  • Private