Treaty 2 Territory – I was in my home community of Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve to take in an annual tradition that I have been participating in for 50 years. For as long as I can remember my parents would take us to the areas of Mink Creek to harvest suckers for canning. As a child growing up our job was to collect and count the fish. Elder and Language instructor Lillian Lynxleg cans suckers and uses the rest for fertilizer for her garden. This tradition of spring harvesting has been going on for generations. These traditions need to be passed to the next generation, along with our language. It is important to teach our children or grandchildren why we do certain things and give thanks for the harvest. Traditions and teachings are one of the most important things we can teach our children. We are the original people and we will continue to practise our traditions and beliefs in our territory.
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FNT2T (First Nations Treaty 2 Territory)
Last modified: May 3, 2020