Joshua Baxter

Matawa Youth Learn Leadership Along Winisk River

Create: 08/15/2017 - 02:05

A group of youth ventured through the Winisk River, paddling from Nibinamik First Nation (Summer Beaver) to Webequie First Nation from July 19 to August 1, 2017, as part of a Matwawa Learning Centre summer canoe trip.
Marten Falls First Nation Band Councillor, Alex Aggamaway, travelled as a chaperone for the youth, along with experienced guides from Boreal River Tours.

“The purpose of the trip was to engage the youth in the knowledge of their land. That’s what I get from it. How far our indigenous youth were aware of the land and the uses of that land,” Aggamaway said.

Canada Day on the Albany River

Create: 07/22/2017 - 02:57

Marten Falls First Nation recognized Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation with a celebration on July 1, 2017. Band members feasted on foods harvested from the land and participated in games and activities at the pow-wow grounds, capped off with a dance at the school gym and a fireworks display by the river.

Children ran and played games and parents and elders enjoyed the day talking with other members of the community. “It’s good to be out here for Canada Day night,” said Brenda Baxter.

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