The purpose of this association is to preserve, document, promote and perpetuate our historical and cultural heritage and our tradition of hospitality. We believe that this will have enormous benefits for ourselves, our communities as well as a broader society to which we continue to contribute.
We share an interest in the rich historical and cultural heritage of Moose Factory, Moosonee and the Moose River region. That historical and cultural heritage is primarily Omushkego, but includes major contributions from other peoples, contributions that have become part of the present‐day community’s political, social, religious, economic and cultural fabric, in the course of its long evolution that predates Moose Factory’s establishment as a fur‐trade post in 1673.
Charlie Angus, MP, writes letter in support of MRHHA's 350th Anniversary Initiative and the Restoration of St. Thomas Church Project
Our federal MP, Charlie Angus, has written a letter to Minister Guilbeault in support of our 350th intiative and our St. Thomas restoration project. https://www.facebook.com/Moose-River-Heritage-and-Hospitality-Associatio...
This is a sample Ministikok newspaper issue, donated by Reverend James Scanlon. Reverend Scanlon has donated a collection which is being scanned and uploaded over the next months. Stay tuned.
Once upon a time there lived a great conjuror with his wife and two boys. It seems that the older boy was going to be a greater conjuror than his father. It happened that one of the windigos, so numerous in those days, came to this man's camp and swore to kill him. After they had fought for most of the night the windigo killed him and also his wife, and began to eat them. The boys saw this, and the older boy called for Mikenak, his most loyal helper, to plan a way of escape. They arranged that the two boys should run for their lives into an underground channel.
An old man, named Papalekisiu [Ptarmigan?], was jealous of his son-in-law and was always trying to find a way to make away with him. One day the son-in-law asked, "Where can we go to find eggs?" The old man said, "There is an island far out on the lake where there are lots of eggs." So the young man said, "All right, let's go to it and get some eggs." So off they went to the island and started walking about looking for eggs. Later, the old man said, "You should go far off.