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Ep-4

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”.

 

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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.

 

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EP4_EAGLE_VILLAGE_FIRST_NATION-3The Community:

First Nation Name
Eagle Village First Nation-Kipawa

Location
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
https://goo.gl/maps/q4PnC

Population
25,660 registered band members (12,271 living on reserve)

Language
Algonquin, English. The Eagle Village Algonquins speak a Northern Algonquin dialect.

Website
http://www.evfn.ca

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