The art of storytelling keeps First Nations legends
The aroma of fresh whitefish frying in a pan over an
open fire filled the air at the ampitheatre at Saugeen First Nations on
The meal was part of the summer programs being offered by Saugeen First
Nation. Every Thursday at 5:30, a traditional dinner is prepared
open-air over a fire the way the First Nations did for centuries.
Potatoes mixed with fresh green onion, fresh warm banok bread and
kernel corn completed the main course. Dessert was a simple bowl of
fresh strawberries and blueberries topped with whipped cream and
home-brewed, cedar-ginger tea was the perfect accompaniment.
Following dinner, Priscilla Yellowhead Toby, entertained with her
special storytelling of folklore and legend, playing her handcrafted
drum and singing the songs of her grandmother.
Seating is limited to only 20 people so that anyone wanting to
experience a traditional feast should call 519-797-3092 or email:
Christa Eggars and Hardy enjoy their traditional
Priscilla Yellowhead Toby keeps the tradition alive