Ojibway man paddling around the peninsula for awareness – Owen Sound Sun Times

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July 12, 2020

A 27-year-old man with roots at Saugeen First Nation has so far paddled Lake Huron’s shore from south Grand Bend to Saugeen Shores, on his way up the Bruce Peninsula and around into Georgian Bay then on to Collingwood.

The Picking Up the Bundles Canoe Journey around Saugeen Ojibway Nation’s traditional territory is part of a year-long advocacy project for Waasekom Niin, also called Edward George, who started paddling July 5 solo and sometimes with others.

This weekend a change of weather scrubbed plans to paddle up to Chief’s Point, north of Sauble, accompanied by Saugeen youths in canoes. Instead, Sunday they planned to walk there from the reserve next to Southampton.

It’s planned to be a 28-day trip, with stops at significant Indigenous sites along the way, beginning the first day after the full moon. But it was too dangerous on the water amid Saturday’s wind and thunder and Sunday’s rough water conditions.

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