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Late Spring

Sinclair Moses

“We hunted moose, ducks and beaver, and fished to get food for the summer. We didn’t have much money while we were in the community. So we smoked and dried the meat and fish to bring back to the community.”

- Noah Wapachee and George Cannishish


Preparing for Summer

Charlie and Minnie Coonishish and son, Philip, with a moose.

Sarah Wapachee pounding fish into a powder to make fish yuuhiikan. Yuuhiikan stays fresh for months.


Giving Thanks

“When the hunting and trapping season was over, the hunter held a feast in honour of his land – to give thanks.”

Gathering at Matthew Wapachee’s camp to give thanks to the river before the flooding began.

Gathering at Matthew Wapachee’s camp to give thanks to the river before the flooding began.

Fish spawned in the spring in the pool at the foot of these rapids.