GMRC Presents Eel Research at Gepmite’tminej Ta’n Telolti’gw Workshop
Elder Kerry Prosper held an American eel as he walked along the inside of the circle showing this impressive species to the Gepmite’tminej Ta’n Telolti’gw workshop participants. Kerry, a respected elder from Paqtnkek First Nation is one of the guest speakers invited to the workshop. He demonstrated how to make eel spears using spruce poles. After his presentation, the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) shared research they had conducted on American eel using both traditional and western knowledge. GMRC staff showcased our DJI Matrice 210 drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera. Craig Isaac flew the drone over Gospem and explained the importance of using this equipment during our research. GMRC would like to thank the Listuguj Treaty Education Professional Development department for inviting us to be part of this culturally relevant workshop.