Protecting the Vuntut Gwitchin
Since 1987, when it was first opened to American oil and gas exploration, the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation has been battling for permanent protection of this area. For the Vuntut Gwitchin, the caribou are our life. In a Vuntut Gwitchin General Assembly Resolution made in August of 1995, we created the Caribou Coordination Department: a Vuntut Gwitchin Government Department that deals exclusively with the ‘1002 issue’ as well as any threat to the entire Porcupine Caribou Herd’s range, including its wintering grounds. Among its numerous functions and duties, this department coordinates Gwitchin public education tours in the US and creates educational materials on this issue.

To discover more about our people and Old Crow, please visit Check out the Porcupine Caribou and our protective action plan. To help the Vuntut Gwitchin in our efforts to protect our way of life and the range and survival of the Porcupine caribou herd, or for more information, please contact us at:

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
Caribou Coordination Department
PO Box 94
Old Crow YT YOB 1NO
Tel: (867) 966-3261
Fax: (867) 966-3800
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