Harvest With Respect

Help Build a Movement

We’ve heard from many people that it bothers them to see disrespectful and illegal hunting.

If you feel that way, you’re not powerless. You can use your voice to influence others to put respect at the core of their harvest.

Do it yourself

Be proud of harvesting with respect – and use your voice to encourage folks out there to follow traditional practices and lead by example.

This is great for:

  • Anyone out on-the-land harvesting respectfully who wants to encourage others to do the same
  • Elders and respected harvesters who have knowledge and experience to share with others on what it means to harvest with respect

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Choose a good harvesting practice or two to highlight – like taking only what you need, using everything from caribou you harvest, and sharing what you have, for example.
  2. Take a picture or video that is relevant to what you are trying to say – like maybe a selfie video of yourself talking, or of you or someone you know butchering a caribou and preparing the meat. 
  3. Put that in a post on your favourite social media platforms – like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  4. As part of that post, tell everyone why a respectful harvest is important to you!
  5. Use the hashtag #HarvestWithRespect
  6. Tag us on Facebook (if you want)
  7. Share with your friends!
  8. Consider sharing it to local community Facebook groups if you can!

Work with us

Do you:

  • Post to social media about hunting, harvesting, or going out on-the-land?
  • Have a good-sized following on your social media in the Northwest Territories?
  • Care about respectful harvesting?

We are interested in working with folks who have a strong audience in the Northwest Territories on influencer-based campaigns. This would be paid.

If you’re interested, please email us and provide the following:

  • Your social media usernames/handles
  • Your audience size on your most popular
  • Where most of your followers are (i.e. what communities are the top three?)
  • A statement on why you care about respectful harvesting – and what that means to you

We will assess the information and get back to you if there may be an opportunity to work together.


Email ECC_Communications@gov.nt.ca with any questions.