Kayanase Green Houses hold tasty Haudenosaunee Fishing Culture event

A roaring fire was used to create hot coals to cook the fish on. (Photo by Justin Lethbridge)

By Justin Lethbridge Writer It was one of the tastiest workshops Kayanase’s has held. Twenty people gathered at the Kayanase’s Longhouse recently to find out about historic Haudenosaunee fishing practices and grab a taste of fresh caught pike cooked over a roaring fire. It was all part of Kayanase’s Eco-Tourism events at the longhouse on on Highway 54. The seminar was run by Ecotourism Coordinator Kahentakeron Tyron Deer who oversees, organizes and even teaches some of the workshops. He prepared for the historic fishing practices event by catching nine pike in the Grand River. He said that fishing is a large part of the Haudenosaunee history. “Fishing is really understated in our culture and our history,” Tyrone ‘Kerdo’ Deer said at the seminar, “Because of the abundance of the fish….

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