Arts, Culture and Heritage
The Vuntut Gwitchin people, who make up over 90 percent of the population, have lived in this country for centuries. Because they are so close to the land and depend on foods such as caribou, moose, salmon and whitefish, the village has a very traditional flavour.
Berry picking and muskrat trapping are still common activities in a town where people enjoy getting out in the bush to a cabin out on the land.
Community meetings often include feasts with traditional foods. Special holidays and events are usually celebrated with Gwich'in jigging, square-dancing and fiddling.
- John Tizya Centre
The John Tizya Centre displays the dynamic culture of Vuntut Gwitchin, the Porcupine Caribou herd, the landscape and oral history of Old Crow. Designed as a multi-use facility, multimedia presentations and workshops offer excellent learning opportunities.
- Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
Provides more detailed information on life in Old Crow.
- Old Crow
Provides community information for the people of Old Crow.