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The Forefathers Of The Split Lake Cree

were hunters and gatherers who lived off the rich resources of the lands and waters.
Their way of life centred around the lakes and rivers where wildlife and plant resources could be harvested.

The Cree were a water people. Living along the shores of the lakes and rivers, they hunted and fished, and gathered herbs and berries along the shoreline.

Centuries of observation and experience has given our people, invaluable intimate knowledge of our homeland ecosystem.

This intimate knowledge, enabled the identification and selection of the most useful and fruitful areas for residence and harvesting.

Our world view is based on the understanding that all things are related and dependent on one another.
We are but one component of the living natural world.

This understanding of the
Inter-relatedness of Things
is the very foundation of our culture and traditions.

We teach the values, beliefs and priorities that govern our relationship with Mother Earth and all her beings.

Adapt & Prosper

As we modernize and evolve,
our traditional pursuits and respect for cultural practices and customs are not forgotten.

We are forming an exciting new synthesis of the traditional and the modern.