Episode Six / Takastepanichikewin Nikotwas
ATTAWAPISKAT FIRST NATION
We’re really excited to visit Attawapiskat First Nation, for this is our family’s homeland. Our cousin and Knowledge Keeper, Adrian Sutherland, took us waterfowl hunting and showed us how to setup decoys, bird calling and how to clean and cook our catch for the day. This is also where our grandparents are resting, and we had an opportunity to go and pay our respects. It was a special moment for us and one we’ll never forget.
Meet the Knowledge Keeper
Knowledge Keeper Name: Adrian Sutherland
Who is your favorite Aboriginal musician/celebrity? George Leach.
What is your favorite meal? Canada Goose
Words to lie by / favorite traditional teaching: Use each day with goodness.
Drums play an important part in many of our ceremonies and celebrations. Watch our Aski Helper as he shows you how to make a hand drum.
First Nation Name
Attawapiskat First Nation
The community of Attawapiskat is located 52 degrees north and82 degrees west. It is located along the Attawapiskat River, 5 kilometers inland from the James Bay coastline.
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3,266 registered band members (1,808 on reserve)