In Episode 202 of “Yukon Harvest” we continue to follow Ed Jensen a British Columbian aboriginal guide and hunter as he travels to the Yukon in search of bagging a Bull Moose for himself and his young protégé Evan.
The theme of hunting with respect and reverence for the animal and its spirit continues. There is no initial backslapping and cheers shown by Jensen but sadness and respect for the departing animal spirit. I did much fishing in years past and never thought of thanking that fish or its spirit. Very selfish of me.
The other theme of ensuring the younger generation maintains necessary skills to carry on their language and tradition is crucial to Jensen mentoring his young hunters. Nary a part of the animal is wasted.
Instead of sadness and pity engendered by so many documentaries on Canadian aboriginal culture it is a beautiful feeling to experience joy and pride.
You can see the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IJqXeBJ2XU&t=26s . Episode 201 begins June 10. For timing on Episodes 202 and 203 check out the APTN website. In addition to watching in the English language viewers may hear it in Northern Tutchone a language which is spoken in various aboriginal communities in the Yukon.