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Ep-3

Episode Three / Takastepanichikewin Nisto
TEMAGAMI FIRST NATION

Bear Island, how cool does that sound? Also known as Temagami First Nation. In this Ojibway community, Elder Gary Potts and a few community members are going to show us how a traditional birch bark canoe is made. And later, our Elder is going to take us beaver trapping. Here’s to not losing any fingers.

Meet the Elder

Elder Name:  Gary George Potts

What is your favorite meal? A toss up between freshly fried pickerel, and freshly fried moose steak.

Who is your role model/hero?  George Manuel and Nelson Mandela.

Words to live by/favorite traditional teaching? “Giche Manidoo, which translates into The Great Mystery” (Anishinaabe)

 

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EP3_TEMAGAMI_FIRST_NATION-3The Community:

First Nation Name
Temagami First Nation

Band Number
222

Location
The community of Temagami First Nation is located on Bear Island in the heart of the Lake Temagami.

Google Map Link
https://goo.gl/maps/prZZj

Population
689 registered band members (221 on reserve)

Language
Ojibway Langauge (Anishinaabe Heritage)

Website
http://www.temagamifirstnation.ca

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Temagami-First-Nation