Hunting has and remains a big part of the Prairie culture. Soon as hunting season is a go my Facebook and all social media is exploding with photos of people and their “trophies.” I myself do not.. let me re-word that. I myself cannot partake in this activity because I get too emotional seeing animals hurt but I totally respect the people that do and do it humbly. First Nations people have always had a special relationship with the natural life forms that the land provides- like fish, wildlife and plants. This relationship is based on subsistence needs and cultural values extending back thousands of years. In this area white-tail deer have the majority of the guns here pointed at them and for good reason. They are hunted for their hide, antlers and meat. Almost the entire deer is used. Aboriginal people eat deer meat and they also use the soft hide for lot of things, like clothing, crafts and making drums. The deer’s antlers and bones were used for tools for the most part but now a day you’ll see them hung on the walls of the proud hunters. As with most things that come from the Aboriginal culture hunting has become adapted to better fit the world we live in now. Gone are the days where the Indigenous could run free hunting what they needed, when they needed it. Manitoba Conservation delivers a variety of programs and services to help maintain sustainable populations of wildlife in Manitoba. This works both ways though! We want to help protect the deer so they do not become extinct but we also do not want them running wild inside the city limits! As much as we are a threat to them they can equally harm us. The Indigenous have survived co-mingling with nature for centuries so it is nice to see communities taking that into respect and really try to promote a homogenous relationship. Where I live it is quite probable that you will see a deer or two on your drive home either going to or from work. This causes a threat to the deer as well as the driver. I have probably seen more deer die from an automobile collision than from hunting and yet people are all too quick to blame the Indigenous for their hunting ways
My friend was a victim to racism between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous. It resulted in a near death attack.
I've always been aware of the line divided between our two main race occupants of Portage..
Ever since I found out this was an old Indian residential school I've never looked at it the same..
This statue is just one of the few in this little city. Yet I had no idea it had such meaning to the First Nations.
School work and puppies.Rule #46 on how to stay awake studying.
There's nothing like coming home to my favourite people after a long day of work.