History of Canada’s largest national park reveals exclusion of First Nations people and injustice

 By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation tells a story from the 1990s about how he had received some moose meat from a friend who had hunted the moose in Wood Buffalo National Park. Adam fried it, boiled potatoes and served the meal to his grandmother, who was thrilled to be eating moose meat. That is until she found out where the moose had been shot. She stopped eating and pushed her plate away. “I couldn’t understand why she did that. When I asked what was wrong, she didn’t say nothing at first. But then finally she came out and told me and she said it all in Dene and it was hard for me to understand our fluent language at…

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