Lakehead University Fall Harvest 2014

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Jasmine helps paint the tee-pee at Lakehead University.
Jasmine helps paint the tee-pee at Lakehead University.
Jasmine helps paint the tee-pee at Lakehead University.
Jasmine helps paint the tee-pee at Lakehead University.

Lakehead University Aboriginal Initiatives Shares with Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – Sharing the culture opens the door to understanding. Lakehead University hosted the Fall Harvest on Saturday, which offered that sharing opportunity to an enthusiastic crowd of local residents.

The fall season is an important time in all cultures in the northern hemisphere. It is when the bounty of the summer is harvested for winter.

Sara Sabourin makes amazing bannock.
Sara Sabourin makes amazing bannock.

There were stations set up at the University including moccasin making, traditional medicines, sweatlodge, traditional foods including fish, bannock, traditional teas, and moose. Fort William Historical Park set up a booth to share some of the history.

Sara Sabourin making bannock over the open fire at Lakehead University
Sara Sabourin making bannock over the open fire at Lakehead University

The bannock was very popular. People were lined up to try some of this very tasty treat.

Bannock with blueberry jam - Now don't you wish you have gone to Fall Harvest?
Bannock with blueberry jam – Now don’t you wish you have gone to Fall Harvest?

There was tee-pee painting, including a newly donated tee-pee.

Students and visitors got to paint a tee-pee that was vandalized last year. There is now video cameras set up so any future vandals will likely find themselves meeting the police as their reward for their crimes.

Traditional medicines are gaining in importance. A talk on traditional medicines at Fall Harvest was very popular
Traditional medicines are gaining in importance. A talk on traditional medicines at Fall Harvest was very popular

The traditional values were shared with talks and walks on traditional medicines. Today the world of medicine is starting to realize that many of the traditional medicines present a real opportunity for a healthier life.

Making moccs at Lakehead University Fall Harvest
Making moccs at Lakehead University Fall Harvest

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