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Ep-9

Episode Nine / Takastepanichikewin Shank
CHIPPEWAS OF STONY POINT FIRST NATION

We don’t have travel very far to get to our next community – Stony Point First Nation…it’s right next door. Here we meet Knowledge Keeper, Rudy Bressette, who is going to teach us how to use flint to start a fire.

Meet the Knowledge Keeper

Elder Name:  Rudy Bressette Jr.

Who is your role model/hero?  I have three. Chief Tecumseh, Red Cloud and my Grandfather, Donald Trevor “Bud” Cloud.

Words to live by/favorite traditional teaching: This quote is by chief Tecumseh and it’s my favorite:  “So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. 
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and
Demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, 
Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and
Its purpose in the service of your people.

 

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9SBThe Community:

First Nation Name
Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation

Band Number
171

Location
Located in southern Ontario along the shores of Lake Huron,35km from Sarnia, Ontario.

Google Map Link
https://goo.gl/maps/Z62uU

Population
2,168 registered band members (1.282 living on reserve)

Language
Ojibways, Potawotamis, and Odawas. The dialectical difference in the Anishinaabemowin spoken by the fluent members of Kettle and Stony Point reflects their unique history; the language is a combination of both Pottawatomi and Ojibway.

Website
http://www.kettlepoint.org

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chippewas-of-Kettle-Stony-Point-First-Nation/515295305154653