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)
Take a selfie in your favourite outdoor spot for a chance to win a prize! #AskiChallenge
sinowapaskihitiso mwechi ka minetaman wanitimihk kichi paskinaken kekwan #AskiChallenge
First Nation Name
Temagami First Nation
The community of Temagami First Nation is located on Bear Island in the heart of the Lake Temagami.
Google Map Link
689 registered band members (221 on reserve)
Ojibway Langauge (Anishinaabe Heritage)