ELDERS RELIVING THE PAST: Robert McKay

In this video Elder Robert McKay of Big Trout Lake First Nation talks about growing up in the North. Around Pickle Lake. He discusses how hard it was being a “half breed” but earned more respect as he knew the language. He shares growing up with his grandfather and living on the land, hunting, fishing, snaring and trapping.

In this video Elder Robert McKay of Big Trout Lake First Nation talks about growing up in the North. He talks about getting into trouble, going to treatment and learning other cultures, like Southern cultural ways. He talks to traditional medicines and some different ceremonies. Christian ways are shared, coming in to the community and destroying drums.