Database Credits

Funding to create this ethnobotany database was generously provided by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

The following sources have been used with permission:
Andre, Alestine (2006). Nan t'aih nakwits'inahtsìh (The Land Gives Us Strength), MA Thesis. University of Victoria, 145 pp,

Andre, Alestine and Alan Fehr (2002), 2nd edition. Gwich’in Ethnobotany: Plants used by the Gwich’in for food, medicine, shelter and tools. Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute and Aurora Research Institute, 69pp.

Andre, Alestine (1995).  Gwich’in Territorial Park Plant Report.  Prepared by the Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute for Gwich’in Geographics. Inuvik, NWT.  11 pp.

Committee for Original People’s Entitlement Gwich’in Oral Histories.  On file with the GSCI.

Special thanks to Alan Fehr, Ruth Welsh, Alestine Andre and the many Gwich’in elders we have worked with over the years for graciously sharing their knowledge.

Gwich’in Plant Specialists - Ruth Welsh & Alestine Andre biographies