Children learn so fast where there is color, song and dance. They are very observant to their surroundings and make the attempt to try something new. Not such the same as most adults as we tend to worry about what others will think. The community of Opaskwayak Cree Nation resides next to the Saskatchewan River; where on the other side of the river is the Town of The Pas. Every August, Opaskwayak hosts northern Manitoba’s biggest Indian day’s festival. The Opaskwayak Indian Days is an elaborate celebration of Cree traditions and culture. They have canoe classic races down the river, singing and jigging competitions. You will also see and hear the call of the wild events, tootsie contest, and much more. In the mid of winter the Town of The Pas also hosts a winter festival that is full of culture as they have Champion Dog Sled Racing, pole climbing, flour packing, Fur Queen Contest, bannock making, tea boiling and so much more. The two come together and enjoys each other’s hospitality and meet and greet new and old friends that make their way here to take part. It is truly the place to be to take in such fun and memorable events. As they are both outdoor events that keep us tied to the past of our history in our area.
The Seven Teachings are part of the First Nations Peoples lives, living on the Prairies here in Canada
Suicide on reserves
Alcoholism on reserves
Pike Lake Culture Daylocal artist: Solomon Colomb 2002
A look back to The Oka Crisis, 13 years ago.Part of my Winter Count
Pearl exclaims;"Can I help you with your homework"
The ulu knife, traditionally the handle is made from caribou antler or walrus ivory. The blade was made of slate, until metal was introduced during the Fur Trade.
Art from Baffin Island.