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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.

Over the centuries our people have accumulated, invaluable traditional knowledge about our homeland ecosystem,through observation and experience.

Centuries of occupation has enabled the identification and selection of the most useful and fruitful areas for residence and harvesting, in keeping with the rhythms of the seasons.

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 interrelatedness of things
is the very foundation of our culture and traditions.

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.