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Who Are The Watchers Of The North?

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“Watchers of the North” is an action-packed six part documentary adventure series following the training, patrols and search & rescue missions of Canadian Rangers in two Nunavut communities.

And who are the Canadian Rangers? The Canadian Rangers are a volunteer reserve branch within the Canadian Forces. Their job? They act as a military presence in the North, and in remote and sparsely populated parts of Canada. Canadian Ranger patrols are made up of Inuit, Métis, First Nations and non-Aboriginal men and women, depending on the region. You’ll find them conducting surveillance and sovereignty patrols in the North and acting as guides, scouts, and experts when Regular Forces need wilderness and Arctic survival skills. They are also trained in basic First Aid and Search and Rescue skills, and often act as first responders and Search teams before other help can arrive!

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1 year 7 months ago

Set your VCRs, your PVRs, and get your popcorn! Watchers of the North will be airing, marathon-style, across the nation on the CBC on Sunday June 21st, as part of Absolutely Aboriginal - the kick-off to Aboriginal Week! Trailer and broadcast schedule soon to follow!

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Meet the Rangers

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Corporal Paul Ikuallaq is the 3rd in command in Gjoa Haven. He’s an experienced Ranger and has been on two sovereignty patrols – first in 2004 to Alert that covered 1,750km, and then a three-week-long 8,000km trek in 2007 to Alert. He helped make history – it was the longest distance ever travelled by a sovereignty patrol in Canada. When not being a Ranger, Paul works as an outfitter and guide and owns a B&B.

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