Bear Lake Stevenson Island Elders’ Gathering

Attention land-based education instructors! You are invited to attend the 17th Elders Gathering on Wasagamack First Nation on Stevenson River Ancestral Camp Grounds in Kichi Wapikamack. The gathering starts on August 6 and wraps up by August 8, 2013. The theme of the gathering is “Developing A Local Economy”

Kichiwapikamank is an ancestral camp site which was one of the places where people once rested when they traveled by canoe or dog team from Island Lake to Norway House. The camp is located on the Stevenson River 30 miles from Wasagamack, MB. Elders, Island Lake Community Members and any others who are interested are invited.

Equipment you will need to bring:
a tent and tarps
sleeping bags
cooking and eating utensils
personal and camping items
mosquito coils and insect repellent
rain gear
clothing for cool evenings

Only flour, lard, baking powder, tea, coffee, cream and sugar will be provided. Wild food will be provided as available.

Transportation Information:
If you are traveling from Winnipeg:
Perimeter Airways
626 Ferry Road
204-783-8000 or 1-800-6658986
Travel to St. Theresa Point, MB where you can charter a float plane on to Stevenson River. Planes may be chartered from:

AIAir, St. Theresa Point, MB 204-462-2145 or 204-462-2283
Air Sandy, St. Theresa Point, MB 204-456-2991 or 1-800-361-9946
Red Sucker Lake Air, Red Sucker Lake, MB 204-469-5388

For further information on the Gathering please contact:
Victor Harper, Emma Harper, Conference Coordinators 204-457-2785 or 1-866-512-9657
Elder Martin Wood 204-457-2060
Connie Singleterry, Conference Assistant 204-456-9813

If you are interested, please confirm your attendance with Elmer Everett, 204-594-1290 by June 17, 2013.

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