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.