Spring Time is Time for Traditional Living
THUNDER BAY – It is spring. For First Nations communities across the North, that means an opportunity to get out on the land, and to harvest traditional foods.
The Bounty of a Successful Hunt
Goose hunting in the spring offers families and friends the opportunity to gather, hunt, prepare food and share in the bounty of nature.
From KI First Nation, Ronald Sainnawap has uploaded the video; Traditional Living, Traditional Cooking.
Maple Syrup a Tasty Treat – But Lots of Work
Here in Thunder Bay, on the Fort William First Nation for the past weeks, a dedicated group of harvesters have been gathering sap from the Maple Trees on the Nor’Wester Escarpment. It is a lot of work, first gathering the sap, then boiling it down.
The group has been sharing the tasty syrup with community members on Fort William First Nation. The amounts are not huge, but the flavour from all reports is amazing.
The dedication of the volunteers has been massive, and their efforts have been appreciated across the community.
Raili Alexander shares, “I just want acknowledge a few people who’s efforts far exceeded my own on this great effort. Damien Lee and Sarah, Jacob Mckay and Olivia Pelletier, Beau Boucher, Stephanie MacLaurin, Helen Pelletier, Dalton Demerah and Julie, along with everyone who donated wood or snacks”.
Smelt Run is On along Lake Superior
The annual smelt run on Lake Superior is getting underway. The spring tradition brings people out from across the city and region to gather the tasty little fish for their dinners.Across Northern Ontario, traditional foods offer a tasty way to re-engage with our history.