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18 day Peel River Expedtion down the Wind and Peel Rivers in Yukon, Canada. Part of an expedition organized by the international League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWs) to Protect the Peel. Expedition members Andy Maser, Peter Mather, Tomo Uemura, Kate Weekes, and Dona Novasky. Images also shot in the Gwich'in community of Fort MacPherson of first nations (aboriginal people) using the land in a traditional way to gather foods. The Gwich'in are working hard to protect their traditional lands, as they depend on them for the cultural and subsistence lifestyle. Many of these images were taken at the Midway Music Festival a cultural gathering for the Gwichin of the Mackenzie Delta. Gwich'in who depend on the Peel for their subsistence lifestyle. Many people live on the banks of the Peel River getting their year's fish supplly and drying it in their traditional smokehouses.

Abe Stewart drying Whitefish and Connies recently caught on the Peel River. Abe's connection to the land has helped him to stay strong and healthy, and he wants to see the entire Peel Watershed protected. Abe works within his community to help others get connected to the watershed. Fish (Conies and Whitefish) are perserved for the winter through a traditional process of drying and smoking.
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Peter Mather, 110 Seine Square, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 3C3, Canada
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Canada, YT - Peel Watershed 2014, People
18 day Peel River Expedtion down the Wind and Peel Rivers in Yukon, Canada. Part of an expedition organized by the international League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWs) to Protect the Peel. Expedition members Andy Maser, Peter Mather, Tomo Uemura, Kate Weekes, and Dona Novasky. Images also shot in the Gwich'in community of Fort MacPherson of first nations (aboriginal people) using the land in a traditional way to gather foods. The Gwich'in are working hard to protect their traditional lands, as they depend on them for the cultural and subsistence lifestyle. Many of these images were taken at the Midway Music Festival a cultural gathering for the Gwichin of the Mackenzie Delta. Gwich'in who depend on the Peel for their subsistence lifestyle. Many people live on the banks of the Peel River getting their year's fish supplly and drying it in their traditional smokehouses.<br />
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Abe Stewart drying Whitefish and Connies recently caught on the Peel River. Abe's connection to the land has helped him to stay strong and healthy, and he wants to see the entire Peel Watershed protected. Abe works within his community to help others get connected to the watershed. Fish (Conies and Whitefish) are perserved for the winter through a traditional process of drying and smoking.