Thursday, December 29, 2011

Canoe trip story on MCC website

Read about the canoe trip in this story posted on the Mennonite Central Committee Canada website.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Canoe Trip 2011 - Revised Dates

Note: The dates of the trip have changed to August 16-26!

Click on the images above to view a flyer and poster announcing what will most likely be Elizabeth and Francis' last canoe trip coming up this summer 2011. Please consider supporting them financially in their efforts to include youth, as well as their ongoing efforts to maintain their culture and protect the river!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Snowshoe Walk

I left February 15 and we came home March 1. We made it to the base of the Mealy Mountains. The weather has changed a lot and the snow is very soft. To go up the mountain you have to cross back and forth over a stream and there were a lot of holes. It would have been very dangerous for the children. We didn’t have too many helpers either. I also wanted to be back in the community for some panel discussion and meetings regarding the Hydro dam.

I felt a bit sad coming home, since we didn’t make it all the way to Pants Lake. I was still happy to have walked again though. Even though our group was small, there were 10 of us when we started; I felt there were many people supporting us. I do this for the young children.

I am happy everything went well. Two of my young grandchildren came with me—one 5 year old and one 4. Sometimes they walked and sometimes they went on the skidoo with their grandfather. I’m glad they didn’t give up. We finished as far as we could go because the weather was not too good this year. I am a bit tired now, but will write more later. Thank you.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Labradorian Photos

From the February 21, 2011 edition of the Labradorian.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Spring Walk Begins

The spring Snowshoe walk just began on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Because of the snow, the group started a day later due to lack of visibility across the lake. Here are some photos from the first day. There was a cold stretch leading up to the lake so the ice is pretty solid for corssing it. Since they began the weather has been quite mild, which is good walking weather. Please keep the group in your thoughts over the next days as they head towards Pants Lake in the Mealey Mountains!

Innu elder preparing for three-week snowshoe trek

This article appeared in the Labradorian January 31, 2011.
Click on the Title above to read the full article.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Spring Walk is coming Soon!

The weather in Labrador continues to be unpredictable these days, but hopefully the walk will go ahead as planned!