Community Based Monitoring
We are pleased to welcome all of the 2019 Community monitors
Aklavik Gwich'in - Dorothy Ross & Trisha Greenland
Aklavik Inuvialuit - Millie Greenland & Cassandra Paul-Greenland
Inuvik Gwich'in - John Edwards
Inuvik Inuvialuit - Shirley Kisoun & Melissa Rogers
Fort McPherson - May Andre & Josephine Kaye
Tsiigehtchic - Phoebe Arey & Angela Koe
Old Crow - Brenda Frost & Milissa Lord
Tuktoyaktuk - Elizabeth Arey & Deseraye Elias
Community Monitors conduct interviews with local experts each year.
Observations about fish, birds, berries, caribou, all other mammals, weather conditions, and how people are spending time on the land, are recorded.
Each year a Community Monitor is chosen by their local community council or organization:
Ehdiitat Renewable Resource Council, Aklavik NT
Aklavik Hunters and Trappers Committee, Aklavik NT
Arctic Village Native Village Council, Arctic Village, AK
Tetlit Gwich'in Renewable Resource Council, Fort McPherson NT
Nihtat Gwich'in Renewable Resource Countil, Inuvik NT
Inuvik Hunters and Trappers Committee, Inuvik NT
Kaktovik Native Village Council, Kaktovik NT
North Yukon Renewable Resource Council, Old Crow YT
Gwichya Gwich'in Renewable Resource Council, Tsiigehtchic NT
Tuktoyaktuk Hunters and Trappers Committee, Tuktoyaktuk, NT
Community monitors are trained by ABEKS staff, board members and past monitors, usually at a gathering in Inuvik.
Community Monitors work with their local RRC/HTC to identify a list of 20 local experts - people who have been on the land in the past year.
Interviews with local experts take place between October and November. Answers to survey questions are recorded by community monitors. Responses are anonymous and the monitors enter survey data on the ABEKS database each year.
Reporting back to communities
Each year Community Monitors prepare a report on their findings to present to their local community and/or at an ABEKS Gathering. ABEKS Gathering Reports are also circulated to participants and partners.
All ABEKS reports can be found on our Documents page.