Week FOUR Eabametoong
Thanks to my dear friend Nancy Jacobi, for your donation to help me travel to Eabametoong First Nation. The money covered most of my airfare so I could spend 11 days at the KASKii Sewing Circle Project.
Here are some photos of the people that I interact with in the community.
The induction of the new and re-elected Chief and Band Council happened while I was there.
Lozan and Leia covering their noses because of the smoke from the forest fires nearby. The smoke was quite bad for 2 days, but there were helicopters picking up water from the lake and keeping it away from the community. Felt like a scene from M.A.S.H.
SO MANY KIDS!! Sometimes they drove us crazy, but there were no daycare options so moms had to bring them. They would touch everything.
One time, this little one in the pink had the entire tension mechanism from one of the sewing machines in her hand. Thankfully I was able to fix the machine. If we have a breakdown, it’s difficult to get parts for repairs. They are so curious and their little hands are into everything. I give them jobs to do and they love helping.
This is Paul Holcroft, the project leader. He lives there and is a true visionary. He has 7 children and cares deeply about creating Economic Development in Eabametoong.