In a groundbreaking discovery that captivated the world, a mummified baby woolly mammoth named Nun Cho Ga (Hän for ‘big baby animal’) was unearthed within Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory. This remarkable find, heralded as the most complete mummified mammoth in North America, holds immense significance for the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in people and their cultural heritage.
Recognizing the importance of this discovery and future findings, the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in established a committee composed of esteemed Elders: John Flynn, Kris Janus, Clara Van Bibber, Victor Henry, and Patty Sidney, appointed by the Elders Council to guide the community in managing these treasures with our own laws and traditions. Through visionary sessions rooted in storytelling, the committee aims to shape the approach to working with external governments and research groups while maintaining control over all aspects of these discoveries.
Open to TH Citizens only. Join us on Monday, December 4th in Äłät Nëhëjël from 2pm to 6pm for our first workshop discovery session where together we discuss and plan on how to best care for Nun Cho Ga.
Explore ideas on the topics of Stewardship, Protocols, Education and Research. Hear from Elders, Paleontologists and Conservation Experts. They will guide you through the information gathered and process of protecting Nun Cho Ga so far. As together we develop a vision, and define a plan for the future preservation of Nun Cho Ga. Dinner will be included at 6pm to end the evening.
If you cannot attend in-person, there is the option to sign up for virtual attendance. Click here to register: https://forms.office.com/r/nqEuqH3g9i and you will be emailed with a log-in prior to the event.
This workshop is be followed by Community Presentations, open to everyone on Tuesday, December 5th in Äłät Nëhëjël from 5pm onwards. Dinner will be provided.
This community workshop is led by Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin and facilitated with support from Yukon Government. For more information prior to the event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A detailed agenda will be available at the event and online. Please stay tuned for more details.