Saving the George River Caribou Herd
Members from seven aboriginal communities met in Nain this week…. to talk about saving caribou herds in the Ungava Peninsula. The latest count has put the number of caribou in the George River herd at an all-time low… and the province has brought in a 5-year ban for all hunters — including aboriginals. This week representatives for the Innu, Inuit and Cree of Quebec…. and Nunatsiavut, NunatuKavut, and the Innu of Labrador met…for the third time…to vocalize concerns about all three herds in the area…. and how to help deal with population decline. Sarah Leo is the president of Nunatsiavut…. and Adamie Delisle Alaku is with the Makivik Corporation. They are co-chairs of the Ungava Peninsula Caribou Aboriginal Round Table…. and spoke with Labrador Morning reporter Matt McCann… from Nain.
Link to Mp3: GEORGE RIVER CARIBOU