This study is based on the traditional knowledge (TK) of the people in Wekweètì, Northwest Territories. It
investigates the connection between people and the Bathurst caribou from three perspectives: 1) the
importance of caribou in the hunting economy, and thus as a foundation for maintaining the Tłıc̨ hǫ
culture, language and way of life; 2) cumulative impacts on t he h erd f rom a) the resource extraction
industry, b) commercial outfitting camps and c) disrespectful harvesting, and 3) the connection between
ecosystem and culture, and the co-dependent erosion of biological and cultural diversity. Lastly, the report
outlines several steps to resolve these issues.