A Dene Fur Trapper in Fort Good Hope

While traveling through Fort Good Hope, a small indigenous village near the Arctic Circle, I spent three days with Wilfred Jackson. He’s a North Slavey elder in the Dene First Nation, a father and grandfather, a fur trapper and guide, an “old bush man,” and easily the most interesting person I met on my travels down the Mackenzie River.

For The Atlantic, I wrote up just a bit of our time together. The rest will have to go in the future book.