Traditional Harvesting and Teachings

Traditional Harvesting and Teachings

Superior North Catholic District School Board students at St. Hilary Catholic School enjoyed their authentic learning experience about Traditional Harvesting and Teachings!

St. Hilary Catholic School, in Red Rock, Ontario grades one to eight Native as a Second Language students had a presentation by Mr. Allan (Muzzy) Odawa on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in the school gym.

Mr. Odawa discussed the harvest of geese, hunting, and fishing techniques, and setting nets. He also demonstrated how to pluck feathers from geese and filleting fish properly.

Photo of students learning how to filet fish.
Recently, Mr. Odawa was elected as a Councillor for the Red Rock Indian Band. He also runs a guiding business (currently on hold to spend more time with family), volunteers for both the Catholic and public school boards, and has started Muzzy's Traditional Harvesting and Teachings.

Thank you to Mr. Odawa for being a guest speaker for our students and to Erin Roxborough for organizing this learning experience!

Students learning how to pluck feathers as part of traditional harvest.