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This Year's Fall Harvest a Great Success

Over 500 guests attended Lakehead's Third Annual Fall Harvest at the Sweat Lodge Site on Saturday, September 18. Facilitated by Elders and community members from the Thunder Bay and Fort Frances areas, attendees were able to enjoy twenty different stations that demonstrated everything from hide tanning to fish smoking and bannock making.  These activities provided diverse cultural teachings, information about traditional ways of living off the land, delicious food samples, and an excellent cultural learning experience for guests of ages.

As noted by Beverly Sabourin, Vice-Provost of Aboriginal Initiatives, "This year's event offered a great feeling of community togetherness and a strong sense of spiritual power."

A sincere thanks is extended to the University community for supporting this event and adding to its success.  Thanks are also given to the dedicated volunteers, including students, staff, and faculty who helped.  

This event would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the Fall Harvest Committee, including representatives from:

Aboriginal Awareness Centre
Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services
Aboriginal Education
Aboriginal Initiatives
Lakehead University Elders Council
Lakehead University Native Student Association
Native Nurses Entry Program
Orientation and Commuter Services
Seven Generations Education Institute
Fort William Historical Park


Elder Agnes Hardy demonstrates bannock making to community and student volunteers

Last updated September 24, 2010

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