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How this hide tanning camp brings good medicine to Fort William First Nation

May 21, 2023 05:50AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Children of all ages were given the opportunity to experience the hide tanning process at the fourth annual camp hosted recently by Fort William First Nation in northwestern Ontario. (Sara Kae/CBC)

By Sara Kae - CBC News - May 19, 2023

Fort William First Nation held this year's camp in collaboration with Lakehead University. They invited individuals of all skill levels with a desire to learn to enjoy the camp, where teachings and food were also made available.

Each day began at 9 a.m. with a sharing circle and ended at 5 p.m. In that time, participants were a part of the entire process of hide tanning, an experience many had the opportunity to do for the first time. 

To read the full story, visit the CBC News site here. 

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