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Northern Futures: The declining caribou hunt

HuntersSupport.JPGCaribou has long been a staple of the diet for generations in the northern village of Kangiqsualujjuaq. The community's territory runs along the George River - the name given to one of the region's main caribou herds.

Over time, both the caribou's migration pattern and the region's climate has changed, and Inuit hunters have had to adapt.

Now the community is working to put its knowledge of animal populations to paper, by creating a map. They hope that by showing exactly where hunters hunt, they'll be able to help protect that land and the animals who live there from the impacts of mining development.

The CBC's Ainslie MacLellan brings us that story.

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