Rapids and portaging; the latest update from the KI Nation paddlers (Aug. 27 and Aug 28.)

MUSKEG PORTAGE – August 27th At midnight the mist rose over the Fawn River above the double marked rapids which cannot be run and must be portaged – one of the few carrying places for paddlers who know the river well.  

THE GREAT BOREAL FOREST – A report from the KI Paddlers (Aug. 26)

As we paddle we are watched over by rows of straight, dark green spruce, a signature species of the Boreal Forest.  The Boreal is the northernmost forest ecosystem and it forms a green halo around the north pole below the tundra.

Follow the Expedition to Protect KI First Nation’s Watershed

  From August 24 to September 7 a team of paddlers from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Indigenous Nation, ventured 300 km beyond the nearest road to paddle the ancient route from the KI village to the Arctic Ocean at Hudson's Bay along the free-flowing Fawn and Severn Rivers.  Along the way they documented and promoted this […]

Clean water and lake trout forever: Aug. 23 Post from the Paddlers

Tomorrow we begin paddling the ancient 350 km trade route from KI to Hudson's Bay along the Fawn and Severn rivers.  The KI community gathered for a feast to wish us well on our journey.  We ate lake trout, the fish that is central to Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug – The People of the Big Trout Lake. […]

Check out the entire expedition route

View Ki Canoe Expedition in a larger map Click on the blue placemarkers to view the awesome photos taken by the paddlers.  

Members of KI Embark on Canoe Trip

KI paddlers embark on trip to Fort Severn

By Shawn Bell Promoting the traditional use of northern waterways and the need for protection of its watershed, a group of paddlers from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation has embarked on a canoe trip to Fort Severn. Fourteen paddlers in seven canoes left KI on August 24. They expect to arrive in Fort Severn after […]

Following an ancient route: updates from the KI Nation paddlers

An Ancient Route – August 24, 2012. Big Trout Lake is truly enormous.  It is 661 square km of of water that is clean enough to drink straight from the lake. Paddling even a small part of it makes for a long day and sore arms.   We were rewarded with a stunning sunset over the silhouette of stoic black spruce […]


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Where are the paddlers now? Follow the trip on Google Earth

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