Importance of Fishing and Best Practices in Northern Saskatchewan!
Fishing has been practiced for many years in Northern Saskatchewan—recreationally, commercially, and for sustenance. Personally, as a Treaty 6 person from Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan, I have been fishing since I was a kid and have seen people wasting fish and littering. There needs to be awareness for people who fish about only keeping what they and their family are going to eat, which is the meaning of sustenance. We need to be able to sustain the fish as long we can for our kids, grandkids and for many generations. The purpose of this project was to identify the importance of fishing in Northern Saskatchewan, how has it evolved through the years, and best practices for exercising First Nation treaty rights to fish. Three interviews were conducted with residents from Stanley Mission and La Ronge, Saskatchewan who have some similarities and differences in their fishing backgrounds. A compilation from these three interviews will be displayed in a video, showing the importance of fishing and key lessons on fishing practices for people of Northern Saskatchewan. The final video will also be shared with Stanley Mission High school students.