Caribou hunting trip a learning experience for N.W.T. students, teachers

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When Chief Julius students returned from the hunt, they finished butchering the animals and put some of the meat in their school freezers. (Submitted by Justin Cormier to CBC News) When Chief Julius students returned from the hunt, they finished butchering the animals and put some of the meat in their school freezers.  The community of Fort McPherson is primarily Gwich’in (Submitted by Justin Cormier to CBC News)

Large groups of caribou have been hanging out along the Dempster Highway near the N.W.T./Yukon border

By Northwind, CBC News, Oct 25, 2015

If a recent school hunting trip along the Dempster Highway was a learning experience for the students, it was even more so for one of their teachers.

“I don’t think I’ll ever top that experience in terms of being a teacher and having that student-teacher relationship,” said Justin Cormier, a teacher at Chief Julius School in Fort McPherson. “That was one of the best experiences of my life.”

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