Gespe'gewa'gi - The Last Land

Episode 6 - Salmon Tradition: Passing it on

A family of salmon fishers, Jill, Ricky and Oakley, explore how traditional fishing—and the Mi'gmaq language—are both key to the survival of the community.

Through the life of one family salmon fishing on the Restigouche River, this episode focuses on traditional fishing and passing those practices on to a younger generation. In a parallel story we get a glimpse of the efforts being made to pass on the Mi’gmaq language, which, much like the tradition of salmon fishing, had waned but is being resurrected.