Culture Week kicks off in Deninu Kue

Canadian Ranger Patrol Group gathered at Mission Island last week as part of Treaty 8 celebrations. (Photo Courtesy of CRPG).

Mission Island, a usually quiet place for reflection and prayer near Fort Resolution, is about to get a bit busier and full of life this week..

The area which the Deninu Kue First Nation has been reclaiming, and building cabins on, will be the main venue for the 2018 Culture Week.

Community member, and Ranger Sergeant Rocky Lafferty says the week is designed for everyone, “from newborns to elders, we’re going to have a little bit of everything, from trapping demonstrations, to food, to workshops; it’s going to be a good week.”

Last week there was a celebration for the anniversary of the historical signing of Treaty 8, which happened on July 25th in 1899. Chief Louis Balisllie was recognized for his volunteerism and help with the Canadian Rangers and his community.

 

Culture Week wraps up this Saturday with a coin toss competition at 7pm.

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Josh Campbell
Campbell is back as the host of the new CKLB Morning show the Breakfast Club. Before moving north in 2007, he graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program.

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