The success of this project lies on the generous financial support and in-kind collaboration of the following partner agencies: Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board; Derocher Lab, University of Alberta; Ehdiitat, Tetlit, Gwichya and Nihtat Renewable Resource Councils; EcoAction Program, Environment Canada; Pipeline Readiness Office, INAC; Polar Continental Shelf Project; Department of Environment and Natural Resources, GNWT; National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); Yukon Fish and Game Association; Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute; Gwich’in Helicopters; Rolland Lemieux, Mïkïn Inc.

I would also like to thank Dr. Andrew Derocher, Dr. Colleen St-Clair and Dr. Evelyn Merill for their research advices, as well as the technicians and community members who have participated to the project in various ways: Jozef Carnogursky, Donald Ross, Brian Dokum, Sarah Fosberry, Frank Edwards, Ryan McLeod, Kendra Sittichinli, Lloyd Nerysoo, John Koe, Norm Vittrekwa, and Larry Koe. Thanks to all of you! Mahsi cho! Merci!