Cliff Waboose

Elder and Knowledge Keeper

Elder Cliff Waboose grew up in Batchewana Bay. He remembers a time when everybody fished for a living, food, and a sense of community. His first fishing experience involved setting nets in a row boat as a young boy with his father. Cliff hopes that fishing continues in Batchewana as a part of their heritage and an inheritance for the future generation. Cliff says that fishing is “how we live” as Anishinaabe people and that any fishing right granted by a settler government is secondary to their Inherent rights to fish and protect the fishery.

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