Old Crow, Yukon has about 264 inhabitants , most of them belonging to the Gwich'in-speaking Aboriginal Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. It is situated on the Porcupine River in the north of Yukon and is served by the Old Crow Airport, which is important because it is the only Yukon community that cannot be reached by car.
The people of Old Crow are dependent on the Porcupine caribou herd for food and clothing. The Porcupine caribou herd migrates to the coastal plain in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska to give birth to their young. Most people in Old Crow believe the herd is seriously threatened by oil-drilling in the ANWR and have been lobbying hard to prevent it.
A large number of apparently human modified animal bones have been discovered in the Old Crow area that have been dated to 25,000 - 40,000 years ago by carbon dating, several thousand years earlier than generally accepted human habitation of North America.
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