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When the earth was created, the wolves and the caribou held a big meeting around the Aklavik area. The wolves said to the caribou "Caribou should not be on earth any longer". The caribou responded: "As long as we've been here, we've been good and we've eaten well. We've done nothing to you. We've not destroyed your food. You have lived well off us. So what's wrong with us?" The wolves said: "That's right. There's nothing wrong with them. They don't get in anybody's way. So we shouldn't tell them what to do. Let them graze, and feed, and wander around. Let's not destroy them completely, because in the future we will need them."

from Ékwę́ Gulí (The Fate of Caribou), told by William Sewi

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