Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation

A Multi-disciplinary Investigation of Climate Change Impacts on Yukon River Traditional Foods and the Implications for Health and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in River Culture and Lifestyle

Abstract from Pan-Arctic Results Workshop – Ottawa, Feb 7-10, 2011

The primary focus of this project was to increase the understanding of climate change and its impacts along the Yukon River within Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory (THTT), and the associated health implications for the community. The project  addressed irregular water conditions and the impact on traditional food security, with a focus on salmon and river plants, for example wild onion. Resultsprovide baseline information for the Yukon River Watershed to inform adaptation strategies, reinvigorate community interaction with the river and encourage knowledge transfer between Elders, scientists and youth.


Community Profile

1067 (2009)
Land Area:
65,000 sq km

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Bill Kendrick ([email protected])

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