This space will be used to share stories and words of wisdom from the Kitikmeot’s community SAR responders. Please check regularly for new content.
One November, when it was dark and the ice was still thin, a lone hunter went missing. He had no GPS or SPOT device with him, and he had told no one where he planned to go hunting. Kugluktuk’s GSAR team was notified and together they drew upon their knowledge of the land, ice, andContinue reading “A ‘Hard One’ in Kugluktuk”
Me and Jack [Himak] started up a GSAR team in Kugluktuk and we have been working at it ever since. It’s a lot of work, but the community needs it. I usually start a search at a person’s house, so that I can learn their tracks and be able to recognize them on the land.Continue reading “Sgt. Roger Hitkolok, Canadian Rangers, Kugluktuk GSAR, Coast Guard Auxiliary”
I have a lot of experience doing searches. I’ve been involved in GSAR for decades. I got my education on the land from my father, grandfather, and other elders. I was 12 years old when I went out by myself for the first time. I was 14 years old when I went on my firstContinue reading “George Angohiatok, Cambridge Bay GSAR / Iqaluktuuttiaqmi GSAR-nut ilauyuq”