I know for sure I have to bring my rubber boots because at one point I had to take my boots off & walk bare feet across the same exact place me & my auntie Alice got stuck the day before. It was all good though because now I have smooth soft feet from the mud lol, jokes!
One thing for sure, is Cold Lake First Nations if very beautiful, there is so much here in regards to medicines and everything we would need to sustain ourselves. The people at the English Bay Community Centre have been so welcoming, kind, & hospitable to all of us who are on this project.
|My "Hidalgo" tent lol|
It rained a bit but it was only enough to slow people down & take a rest until the sun came out again. I am learning so much about medicines and I love listening to one of my relatives share Dene stories about the old ways, the old people, & traditional ways our people collected, gathered, hunted, fished etc. in this area. I have been trying to keep making mental notes to remember stuff. For instance, I learned that “sus” is Dene for “bear” & “susas” is Dene for “little bear”. In Cree, “bear” means “muskwa” & “little bear” means “muskwasis”.
I also met more family today & got a great hug from my auntie Melanie, loving is always special & worth paying attention too. A hug maybe a small thing to others but a great gift when you need it.
Well today was a great day & know tomorrow will be awesome because I am surrounded by great people.