Episode Four / Takastepanichikewin Neow
EAGLE VILLAGE FIRST NATION
On route to the Algonquin community of Eagle Village First Nation where Elder Andrew Paul and Knowledge Keeper Rodney St. Denis are going to teach us how to make a lean-to shelter and how to make bowls and utensils out of birch bark. We had no idea you could even make those things out of bark!! Oh, yeah, we go canoeing with Cassius and it doesn’t go very well. Splash!!
Meet the Elder
Elder Name: Andrew Paul
What is your favorite meal? Potatoes and moose meat and veggies.
Words to live by/favorite traditional teaching? My dad always told me “When hunting and fishing only take what you need. Share with your elders. Don’t let it go to waste”.
Meet the Knowledge Keeper
Knowledge Keeper Name: Rodney St. Denis
What is your favorite outdoor activity? Wood carving; creating Historical Anicinabe tools and objects.
Words to live by/favorite traditional teaching? Simplify your life, don’t complicate everything.
First Nation Name
Eagle Village First Nation-Kipawa
Eagle Village First Nation located in the province of Quebec, approximately 80km west of North Bay, Ontario and adjacent to the Town of Témiscaming, Quebec approximately 10 Kilometers west.
Google Map Link
25,660 registered band members (12,271 living on reserve)
Algonquin, English. The Eagle Village Algonquins speak a Northern Algonquin dialect.
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