Fishing with a Mohawk elder

Norman Peters shares knowledge and expertise drawn from his peoples’ 10,000 years on the river

Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio—podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. The program, produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge, scientific discoveries and supporting local champions who protect and enhance their waters.

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The St. Lawrence River, which the Mohawk call Kaniatarowanenneh or the “big waterway,” has a rich heritage of indigenous life and habitation that includes 10,000 years of fishing and travel. Elder Norman Peters (above right, with Lawrence) has been tasked to share his knowledge and expertise with a new generation of Mohawks who grew up disconnected from the river. Norman came aboard Lawrence’s Ranger Fisherman for a day of storytelling and fishing.

In this special two-part edition of Blue Fish Radio, learn how Norman’s people lost touch with the river, and what’s being done to reconnect young people. And as a bonus, Lawrence even catches his personal best smallmouth bass.

To hear the interviews now, check below for Parts 1 & 2. To download this podcast to your device, go to the Blue Fish Radio home page.

Listen to "Part-1 Fishing the St. Lawrence with Mohawk Norman Peters of Akwesasne" on Spreaker.

Listen to "Part-2 Fishing with Mohawk Elder Norman Peters on the St-Lawrence" on Spreaker.

 

Blue Fish Radio's Lawrence Gunther 

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Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Ottawa-based Lawrence Gunther, North America's only totally blind professional tournament angler, a popular motivational speaker and a celebrated conservationist. A lifelong outdoorsman, Lawrence has caught fish from coast to coast in Canada, and used his expertise in navigation technology to develop the world’s first Blind Fishing Boat. For more about Lawrence Gunther, visit his website.