Historical past of Pine Bluff
This submission is a set of tales from Stewart’s gran.
She shared recollections from her life on Pine Bluff, their homeland, from taking part in sports activities to trapping. She additionally instructed the story of when her faculty burned down and shortly after was despatched to a residential faculty.
“She instructed me about her teenage years within the residence, one night time when her and her mates have been going to get come out of the pop machine after supper, they noticed these ghostly figures transferring within the darkness of the lengthy empty hallway. She instructed me that it was the ghosts of the various children who handed away there.”
Stewart’s story ends with him mentioning he and his household proceed to journey to Pine Bluff, even supposing just one constructing stays up.
“It might simply appear to be a campsite to others, however to me and my gran, it should without end be our homeland.”
The Ripple of Time
Deschambeault-Morin’s story focuses on the previous and current of his tradition by the completely different our bodies of water.
This consists of the Massive Stone River, a spot he believes is now not wholesome however fairly ‘darkish and soiled.’
“It was not all the time like this; at one time the water was so lovely and clear, a lot in order that it was stated that you can stand on the shoreline and see the fish swimming clearly by the water.”
“As I stand on the shoreline now and have a look at the situation of our water, rivers, and lakes within the Cumberland Home Delta, most of the fish species have died off as a consequence of illness or poor well being. Now not are you able to catch the monsters of the delta.”
He additionally touched on the detrimental results dropping water ranges are having on the land.
“Our land is now not getting the vitamins it must thrive from the river water; our land, very similar to our river, is dying.”
Deschambeault-Morin’s story was meant to lift consciousness for land, water, tradition, and Indigenous way of life.
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