Every year, Nishnawbe Aski Nation staff and leaders, along with teachers from the two First Nations high schools in Thunder Bay, take the students out hunting so they can connect with the land, remember their language, customs and who they are. This practice started after the inquest into the deaths of seven students. Author Tanya Talaga hunts with them, as they all return to where her mother’s family is from.

Photo: Sean Stiller/Spirit to Soar