Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center Daring Lake Site

The territory is absolutely of amazing history that you can see, But what it is even more full of is the history you cannot see. And the people that unearth it are the great people at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center and their awesome team of archeologists and I got to sit down with Naomi one of their assessment archeologists.

“ We assess the area and make recommendations on the kind of archaeological studies needed to make sure no archaeology sites get negatively impacted in the course of development”

She dismissed some of the myths that all archaeologists do is dig up dinosaur bones and told me where she got her inspiration to start her path on becoming a assessment archeologist

“ I think it is something I always wanted to do and it is actually a common myth that we look at dinosaur bones.What we really study is human history. So I wanted to be an archeologist ever since I was a teenager from attending The Tundra Science and Culture Camp

She then told me about the archaeological site located near this camp which is a lake draining into another lake that caribou used to bottleneck through and the Tłı̨chǫ would get in their canoes and hunt them that way she then spoke about the history they’ve uncovered by talking to Tłı̨chǫ elders about the site

“The Tłı̨chǫ elders have said that caribou were hunted from canoes. Birchbark canoes they would enter the water and the hunters would stick their spears in either the neck or kidney of the caribou we continue to find all these stone tools on the ground and the Tłı̨chǫ official knowledge helps us translate it”

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Tyler Mathieson
At The age of 20 a Young farm boy from Ontario,Freshly graduated from radio school was looking for an adventure. That's when on a whim he accepted a morning show job in Yellowknife,NT and man what an adventure it's been!Hey there, I'm Tyler and I've been the Host of True North Mornings since the end of 2018, But i've been in radio since 2015. When I'm not telling you about the weird stories I've found on the web or retelling true stories about alien encounters right here in the north, I love to watch movies and play video games all while informing my girlfriend on the next true crime documentary we should watch.Yes all the calls on Swap Shop are real. And yes I do actually own all the shirts you see me wear and thanks for listening.