March 8th-19th, 2017
Since 2011, the Hulbert Outdoor Center has partnered with UMass Amherst to bring students to Oujé-Bougoumou to examine some of the pressing cultural, political, and environmental issues for Native Peoples and their land. Our excursion to the north will be a unique experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Anna and David Bosum are our spectacular host family in Oujé-Bougoumou. They are generous and prominent leaders in their community and also have a successful tour company called Nuuhchimi Wiinuu Cree Cultural Tours. In the bush we will experience the timeless and ongoing Cree traditions of living on the land. Our days will be spent setting traps, snares and fish nets, learning about natural medicines, cooking and baking, preparing hides, stitching winter moccasins, carving traditional snow shovels, contributing to community camp tasks (firewood, water, boughs, etc.). The unhurried, unscheduled, opportunistic nature of this lifestyle offers a unique experience with every visit.
Use the following links to complete health information:
Health History Form: https://kanaka.wufoo.com/forms/health-history-fom-2017-cree-culture-trip/
Permission to Treat Form: https://kanaka.wufoo.com/forms/permission-to-treat-form-2017-cree-culture-trip/