Traditional Moose Hunt Camp Features Teachings By Elders

Pictured here are some of the participants who took part in a Traditional Moose Hunt Camp which took place in Matachewan FN from October 4 to 6. A moose was harvested by Chief Jason Batisse of Matachewan FN. ( Photo by Xavier Kataquapit)

By Xavier Kataquapit Writer A Traditional Moose Hunt Camp was run by The Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group (TNWSG) near Matachewan First Nation in Northeastern Ontario October 4 to 6. The event brought together First Nation hunters, Elders and families from the First Nations of Matachewan, Beaverhouse, members of the Metis Nation and invited guests. They came together for the event with community members and their families as part of a three day hunt camp dedicated to sharing the teachings of Elders involving traditional moose harvesting on the land. Community volunteers including Matachewan FN Chief Jason Batisse, local First Nation Councillors and hunters gathered at a central camp dotted with expertly erected canvas tents to bring together people in cooking, harvesting and socializing environments. “This was the first time ever…

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