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by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202255 Views
Nov 23, 2022
Lester Balfour has taught over 100 young people how to trap, fish and gather food
On a cold November morning, Lester Balfour heads out onto the land with a group of boys to check his rabbit snares about a 40 minute drive north of Norway House Cree Nation.
A snare is a simple tool — a branch and a silver wire.
Balfour uses his fist to measure the circumference of the wire loop, making it slightly larger than a rabbit’s head.
The end of the wire is loosely fastened, the idea being that when a rabbit runs through it, the wire tightens around its neck.
“So when a rabbit runs in, it gets caught,” Balfour said. “That’s how you get your rabbit.”
Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/youth-norway-house-cree-land-education-1.6659501
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