James Bay Cree fear declining caribou herd

APTN National News
For most of us, the picture of the Canadian .25 cents quarter is as close to the woodland caribou as we’re going to get.

That’s not the case for the James Bay Cree, at least right now.

But they fear that future may become a reality with a declining herd, as the number has dropped by half in the past decade.

Many point to logging as the culprit.

APTN’s Tom Fennario reports there is a way to save the herd – if everyone agrees to it.

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.