I think this is very important because of the place that hunting and trapping have in the Northwest Territories and the linkages that hunting and trapping have to aboriginal culture and to a way of life. We talked earlier about how sometimes we look only at the dollars and cents. Hunting and trapping in the NWT go well beyond that. You don't do this sort of work, certainly not trapping, to get rich. This is a way to maintain a lifestyle. It's a way to maintain a culture. It's even a way to maintain language, to a certain extent.
Earlier, Jamie talked about our Take a Kid Trapping program, and there was some interest in that. We can talk about some of the programs our department provides to help support and bolster that, but the Cabela's representative often spoke from a personal perspective. I too have a son here in school, and the exposure the students are given as a result of being close to this culture is amazing. It's really helpful. The exposure they're given and the knowledge they draw from that is really useful. That helps provide a perspective that we might not otherwise be able to offer. That is why this is so important to us, and I think the work of this committee is important.
One thing I would highlight, if I might, is the difference between our jurisdiction and others. I mentioned it earlier in my presentation. We have very few licensed trappers and licensed hunters in the NWT, because we view trapping and hunting as an aboriginal right. Our environment is a little bit different owing to the fact that half or more of our population is from an aboriginal culture.