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by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2019132 Views

July 11, 2019

Robert Grandjambe Jr. has 100 beaver pelts to bring to market in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

He’s following in the footsteps of his ancestors as a full-time trapper.

“I have access to roads, trails and corridors that I had only had heard stories of. Living in the community of Fort Chipp [Chippawa] it wasn’t accessible to me, but as an adult I have it at my fingertips,” Grandjambe said.

Fur harvesting was no cake walk for the 34-year-old Mikisew Cree First Nation man.

He had to obtain permission of other trappers to use the land and has had issues in the last eight years with Parks Canada, when one of his cabins was torn down while he was away.

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